The global pandemic has hit the fashion industry particularly hard. But, it is the most vulnerable who have been hit the hardest: the sewers, the artisans and the farmers in the developing world countries. Eager to reduce losses, many large brands canceled their orders which had disastrous consequences on the lives of the garment workers and resulted in massive layoffs. How is the pandemic influencing the garment factories and their workers? The first part of the event gives first-hand insights.
The main topic of Fahion Revolution Düsseldorf will be the so-called Lieferkettengesetz. A supply chain law is about to be defined and put in action by the end of the year 2020. The new law should oblige German companies to retrace products that have been produced abroad to production processes that are environmentally harmful or violate working conditions, throughout their entire supply chain. What does the Lieferkettengesetz actually mean for the fashion industry? Whom will it affect directly and indirectly? These and many other questions will be addressed in the second edition of Fashion Revolution Düsseldorf Online Event.
4:00 – 4:45 PM Fashion Revolution around the World
The event starts with a talk by Rekha Chakravarthi, Policy Advisor, Corporate Accountability at CIVIDEP India, who will provide first-hand insights on how the pandemic is influencing the garment factories and their workers. Dr. Gisela Burckhardt, CEO and Chairwoman of the board at FEMNET, will reflect on the actions taken by the German companies and civil society organizations within the so-called Textilbündnis and gives an update on the recent developments in the making of the Lieferkettengesetz.
4:45 – 5:30 PM Lieferkettengesetz – a Burden or a Necessity?
This interactive discussion will be joined by the former German Federal Minister for Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture and the Green Party representative Renate Künast. The corporate opinion on the Supply Chain Law will be expressed by Julia Thimm, Head of Human Rights at Tchibo GmbH. The voice of startups and the world of tech will be represented by Lukas Pünder, the Co-Founder of Retraced, a Düsseldorf based blockchain startup.
5:30 – 6:00 PM Digital Meet & Greet
To keep all participants engaged and connected the event will end with an e-networking session where you will have a chance to mingle with our speakers and partner organizations in smaller zoom meeting rooms, ask questions and share your stories.
Join Fashion Revolution Düsseldorf for an evening of insights and discussion and be part of the growing community of sustainable fashion professionals, innovators and changemakers in Düsseldorf!
This events takes place in cooperation with the Office Of Econimc Development, City of Düsseldorf.