Future Fashion Now competition launched by WeDesign
WeDesign has teamed up with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the United Nations (UN) to launch the Future Fashion Now global, sustainable design competition. The competition aims to engage students, designers, fashion weeks and the global fashion industry to create a sustainable outfit or accessory to inspire the future of fashion. The Ellen...
13 Aug 2020
Primark backs UN’s appeal for garment worker support
Fast-fashion retailer Primark has endorsed the UN’s International Labour Organisation calling for urgent collaboration between stakeholders to support garment industry workers across the world affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The International Labour Organisation has issued a joint statement alongside International Organisation of Employers,...
23 Apr 2020
Video: Kate Gilmore | The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70
The deputy high commissioner for human rights at the UN Human Rights Office reflects on the nature of human dignity at the Business of Fashion Voices conference. Source: Youtube, UN
31 Dec 2018
UN to form alliance to make fashion more sustainable
UN Environment - the United Nations’ agency assisting countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices - is set to launch an alliance on Sustainable Fashion in March. The alliance aims to encourage governments, NGOs and the private sectors to reduce fashion’s negative social, economical and environmental impact. According...
23 Nov 2018
Next generation of fashion leaders to deliver UN resolution
London - The fashion industry is said to thrive on change, but it's the industry's future leaders who aim to bring around the biggest change by making sustainable fashion the new norm. Next week is set to see the next generation of fashion leaders come together at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit to draft and negotiate the first-ever United Nations...
4 May 2017
H&M encouraging suppliers to pay workers digitally
Swedish retail group H&M is encouraging its suppliers to pay their workers digitally through mobile money or other digital forms, rather than cash, after becoming the first fashion brand to join the United Nations' Better Than Cash Alliance. By paying workforces digitally it will help improve the lives of nearly 2 million workers, said H&M, as...
9 Mar 2017
Benetton to donate proceeds from orange dress to UN Women
London - United Colors of Benetton is celebrating the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence with a special limited edition orange dress that will raise money for UN Women. The sweater dress is on sale for 109.90 pounds on the retailer’s website, and all the proceeds will be entirely donated to UN Women, to support the United...
26 Nov 2015
Benetton teams up with the UN to end violence against women
Italian fashion group United Colors of Benetton has partnered up with the United Nations and has launched a new institutional campaign to mark November 25 – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The goal of their campaign, which was created by Fabrica the group' s communication research center, is to promote...
25 Nov 2014
Fashion names appeal to UN
Keira Knightley, Vivienne Westwood, Helena Christensen and Jane Birkin are among a hostof stylish names who have teamed up to urge the United Nations to improve the regulation of the international arms trade. The group has signed a letter, written by Oxfam and Amnesty International, addressed to the UN Secretary General calling for "a strong and...
3 Jul 2012