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SXSW 2020

Redesigning Global Fashion for Human Rights

Fashion speaks to so much more than our aesthetics, it reflects our human rights commitments in action. In this session, you’ll hear how the fashion industry is redesigning itself to build human rights into design, materials, and manufacturing processes. Experts from design school, human rights, and sustainable business will share global experiments and partnerships that go beyond hoping for the best -- to making fashion systems better. Embrace a new understanding of human rights as the empowerment of a global workforce. Meet others who share your passion for developing just fashion systems. Make a professional and personal commitment to change.

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  1. Gain a clarified understanding of human rights concepts; identify human rights goals for your business, startup, NGO and/or personal consumption.
  2. Apply strategies from partnerships used by leading brands, innovative startups, and nonprofit advocacy groups to advance your own practice.
  3. Learn how design schools, esp. the The New School's Parsons School of Design, are rethinking fashion design systems to advance just fashion.



Mary Watson, Executive Dean, The New School

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Design
  • Level: Beginner
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