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Making it ethically in China – A practical guide for fashion and textile designers

Discussing the current situation in China, how designers can source manufacturers and material that meets their ethical standards and monitor compliance

When: 28.10.09 at 18:00
Where: Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London , W1G 7LP
Sourcing materials or manufacturing in China should be considered seriously if you want to compete in a global market and keep production cost low. Many do not think that China should be your first port of call if you have decided to build your brand on a sustainable business model in which worker's rights are recognised, the materials used are environmentally friendly and your carbon footprint is as small as possible. However, China has started to acknowledge the need for sustainable business practices in the production of textiles and clothing, and has set up the Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium in Hong Kong in 2008 to promote just that.
Own-it, Ethical Fashion Forum and Creative Connexions have invited a panel of experts to discuss the current situation in China, how designers can source manufacturers and material that meets their ethical standards and how they can monitor compliance. A lawyer will speak about important clauses in manufacturing or licensing contracts concerning IP rights and confidentiality, as well as what to do when you are faced with counterfeits that are cheap, unethically sourced and damage your good name.
Presentations will take place from 6-8pm followed by drinks and networking until 9pm. Admission is free, however places are limited. To register and reserve your place online visit: http://www.own-it.org/events/making-it-ethically-in-china-a-practical-guide-for-fashion-and-textile-designers


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Date and Time:

28 October 2009 at 6:00 pm


2 hours 30 minutes



Asia House
63 New Cavendish Street
020 7307 5454
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