The revolution in the fashion chain
Discussions about working conditions in the fashion industry have advanced a lot in recent years in Brazil. InPACTO believes that joining forces is the best and shortest path to transformation. Although the challenge is still great, the Brazilian textile sector is a very fertile space for dialogue, exchange of experiences, propagation of intelligent practices and the collective search for solutions. The fashion chain faces a new scenario worldwide, with the advancement of solidary responsibility. An invitation to companies to be protagonists in solving problems and to seek initiatives on a global scale. The new legislation calls for transparency systems and each importer must state what actions are being taken to curb the exploitation of slave-like labor, human trafficking and child labor.
Fashion Voices: Agreste 2030
O Fashion Voices: Agreste 2030 it is the result of a diagnosis of the need to promote sustainable development in the textile chain and to improve working conditions in the agreste region of Pernambuco. The project seeks to enhance the collective construction among the multiple actors who work in the clothing sector. It is a joint initiative of InPACTO, Instituto Ethos, Repórter Brasil and Dieese (Inter-Union Department of Statistics and Socioeconomic Studies) with institutional support from Instituto C&A.
We visited the region's denim chain and promoted a series of dialogues with various sectors that work in the field, among them, businessmen, public authorities, justice institutions, unions and workers. The challenge is great and the role of InPACTO is to help all these actors to dialogue and find collective solutions. THE Fashion Voices is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which propose a new global model to end poverty and promote prosperity by 2030. The project is related to the objectives of reducing inequalities and promoting inclusive economic growth and sustainable, and decent work.
Sustainable Fashion Laboratory
In 2018 InPACTO participated in the Laboratory of Sustainable Fashion - For a more sustainable and fair clothing sector, a multisectoral initiative with the objective of transforming the main challenges of the sector, from the sustainable aspect of manufacturing to the improvement of working conditions. InPACTO, as well as the other invited organizations, supported the discussions with their experiences in the different links in the clothing chain and on topics such as precarious working conditions, informality, immigration, among others.
InPACTO contributed with the experience in the prevention of slave labor, anchoring aspects of the working condition in a transversal way, as one of the axes of business management. The Sustainable Fashion Laboratory - For a more sustainable and fair clothing sector it is the result of a partnership between the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Brazilian Textile Retail Association (ABVTEX), the Brazilian Textile and Clothing Industry Association (Abit), with the sponsorship of Instituto C&A.