Current development policy: “Clothes, makers, people” – future fashion from a company perspective

Friday, July 05.07.2019th, 19, 00:21 p.m. to approx. 00:41 p.m. GENO-Haus, Stuttgart, Heilbronner Straße XNUMX

Sustainable fashion and textiles have become increasingly popular and important in recent years. But most of the textiles we buy still end up in the old clothing bin, barely worn, within a short period of time. Every year around 1,35 million tons of discarded textiles accumulate in Germany alone. About three quarters of it goes to recyclers and a quarter ends up in the trash. Civil society organizations and political campaigns are dedicating themselves intensively to this issue.

 

With its Future Fashion initiative, the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) took up the topic of sustainable fashion three years ago. This is SEZ's movement for sustainable textiles and conscious consumer behavior. In doing so, we rely on the personal responsibility of all Baden-Württemberg residents not to just consume fashion, but to consciously make a statement for sustainability and the protection of resources by purchasing clothing.

 

In Baden-Württemberg, the Future Fashion movement has built a bridge between a wide variety of actors. Textile companies are also included. The current development policy event examines the topic of sustainable fashion from a company perspective.

 

What about the desire for more sustainability and justice when profits, margins and corporate identity also have to be taken into account? Which company models facilitate the production of sustainable textiles? How is sustainable textile production thought about in the global south? These and other questions are at the heart of the

 

Panel discussion with

  • Nora Azzaoui, founder of Mimycri
  • KwabenaObiri Yeboah, founder of Koliko Wear Ghana and entrepreneurship researcher
  • Roland Stelzer, Managing Director of Gebrüder Elmer & Doubt GmbH and Co. / Cotonea

Presentation: Muna Hassaballah, SEZ Burundi Competence Center

Background information about the SEZ

The Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ) wants to sensitize the population of Baden-Württemberg for globally responsible action and show how everyone can do something for a fairer world. The main topics are fair trade, partnerships between people in Baden-Württemberg and people in the countries of the Global South, global learning and responsible corporate management (CSR).

 

Press contact:

Beate Wörner

Tel. 0711 / 2 10 29-40

woerner@sez.de

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