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Can Impact Be Predicted?
Lisa Barratt, RISE Senior Project Manager, Ethical Fashion Initiative, speaks at The Hand of Fashion series. The EFI program to bring together traceability, fair labor standards, and impact assessment is called RISE. Sustainability is not simply about applying standards, it’s also about assessing the impact of the industry on people and planet. Standards define rules and are verified by audits, while impact assessment verifies the reality of impact on people and planet.
The Hand of Fashion series brings together industry leaders in sustainable fashion practices, as well as friends and collaborators of the Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI). The EFI is a United Nations program that connects and enables artisans in developing countries to work directly with top fashion brands on an ongoing basis. Having worked with some of the most innovative fashion designers around the world, the EFI has developed a set of pioneering sustainable practices for the fashion industry. The EFI also mentors new designers from Africa and collaborates with high-end retailers all over the world.
Simone Cipriani, the founder of EFI, presents the various aspects of sustainability in fashion through conversations with a number of key industry experts, managers, and designers. All the guests have collaborated with the EFI, and each bring different aspects of innovation in sustainable fashion to their work.
The series of discussions are intended to widen the understanding of sustainability in fashion design and to enable and encourage sustainable thinking as part of fashion, which will help establish a new normal in the industry.
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