The Conscious Fashion Campaign is an initiative founded by social entrepreneur, Kerry Bannigan, to accelerate fashion industry action in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.
A month-long virtual educational experience, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, Discover the Sustainable Development Goals - To Power the Decade of Action.
The virtual event will start December 1st and end on the 30th. It aims to advance knowledge and strengthen engagement from the global fashion industry to further support the Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - the 17 goals to transform our world.
This event will feature a wide range of SDG informational tools along with fashion-sector focused on-demand discussions with industry leaders, United Nations officials and advocates.
"This is a critical time to accelerate partnerships to address the world's biggest challenges - from eliminating poverty, hunger and inequalities, to reversing climate change and unsustainable consumption and production practices," explained Annemarie Hou, acting Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Partnerships.
"The fashion industry is an important ally for the United Nations in this Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs by 2030."
Discover the SDGs virtual event serves as a catalyst for a new era of fashion; exploring the intersection of the SDGs and fashion business, including climate action, gender equality, industry innovation, digitisation, the life of land, and responsible production and consumption.
The event will feature United Nations representatives from the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, United Nations Secretary-General's Youth Advisory on Climate Change, United Nations Capital Development Fund, UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, United Nations Economic Commissions for Europe/Food and Agriculture Organisation, and United Nations Department of Economic Social Affairs.
Given its global reach, the fashion industry is uniquely positioned to increase collaboration and engagement around the SDGz. With the pervasiveness of the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry has seen unparalleled disruption to its operations and supply chains. As the fashion sector revises and adapts priorities, now is the time to ensure that this disruption can serve as the catalyst for a new sustainable era for all stakeholders involved.
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