Apparel is a $2.5 trillion global business, involving over 120 million workers worldwide and playing a uniquely critical role in the post-COVID economic recovery. This session intends to facilitate constructive dialogue regarding the progress, challenges, and opportunities of building a more sustainable and transparent apparel supply chain in the Post-COVID world, which matters significantly to ALL stakeholders, from fashion brands, garment workers, policymakers to ordinary consumers.
The session will help you understand:
1) Why building a more sustainable and transparent apparel supply chain matters in the post-COVID world? Who the stakeholders are, and what the impacts are?
2) What significant progress has been achieved in making the apparel supply chain more sustainable and transparent? What key challenges remain and why?
3) What needs to be done further to make the apparel supply chain, sourcing, and trade more sustainable and transparent, particularly in the setting of the post-COVID world?
- Julia Hughes, President, United States Fashion Industry Association
- Matthias Knappe, Senior Officer and Program Manager for Cotton, Fibers and Textiles , International Trade Centre
- Avedis Seferian, President & CEO, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production
- Anna Walker, Vice President of Public Policy, Levi's Strauss Co.