February 14, 2023 (Tuesday), 12:00pm—1:00pm EST
- Julia Hughes, President, United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA)
- Laurie Rando, Senior Director of Sustainable Products & Human Rights, Macy’s Inc.
- Dr. Sheng Lu, Associate Professor of Fashion and Apparel Studies, University of Delaware
About the session:
This event, hosted by the United States Fashion Industry Association, is an official side session of the 2023 OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector.
The session intends to facilitate constructive dialogue regarding the latest progress, challenges, and opportunities for achieving more sustainable and socially responsible apparel sourcing in the Post-COVID world. The session will offer a unique opportunity to hear directly from leading fashion brands and retailers regarding 1) fashion companies’ latest sourcing practices against the evolving business environment and their impacts on due diligence; 2) fashion companies’ new efforts and innovative projects to achieve more sustainable and socially responsible apparel sourcing; 3) opportunities and challenges to further improve sustainability and social responsibility in apparel sourcing in the post-COVID world. In addition, the session will be highly relevant and informative to all stakeholders in the fashion apparel business community, civil society, international organizations, academia, and policymakers.