1st September 2010 to the 3rd September 2010
CONFERENCE: Social Labelling in the Global Fashion Industry
As consumer awareness and concern with ethical production increases, and forecasters point to an as yet untapped market potential so the search continues for robust means by which ethically conscious fashion consumers, and indeed other stakeholders, can be reassured. But this raises a series of questions. Can the market secure ethical outcomes and can a social label provide a credible guarantee of those outcomes? Who are the stakeholders in the process and how are their interests given a voice? What can we learn about past experiences with social labels, in particular union labels?
This timely international conference seeks to bring academics and practitioners together to critically examine the phenomenon of the social label from a range of historical, empirical, theoretical and politico - economic perspectives.
Venue: School of Design, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Cost: £250 for 3 day conference // postgraduate rate £120 for 3 day conference.
To book please see the University of Northumbria website.
Key note speakers:
Harriet Lamb & Heather Franzese and AFL/Workers United member: Fairtrade in Garment Manufacture vs Union Labelling
Robert J Ross: Consumers and Producers: Agency, power and social enfranchisement
Joe Bozich: Knights Apparel and USAS Designated Supplier Programme
Scott Nova: Worker Rights Consortium, USA
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