Global Garment Industry: What Role for the EU? – CIDSE

Global Garment Industry: What Role for the EU?

International Responsibility in the Global Garment Industry: What Role for the EU? Report of conference (4 November 2015)

For a long time the textile and clothing industry has been one of the most striking examples for social and environmental problems in global supply chains, which have resulted in catastrophic accidents time and again. NGOs have been drawing attention to this state of affairs for years, but their voices have often gone unheard. The Rana Plaza tragedy in 2013 had the effect of a wake-up call so that efforts to introduce responsible supply chain management gained fresh momentum.

It is against this background that a high-level panel was invited to discuss and analyze the respective EU initiative in Brussels on 4 November 2015 on the invitation of sef: (Development and Peace Foundation) with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the EU, the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union and CIDSE.

Contact: Denise Auclair, CIDSE (auclair(at)

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