Human Rights in the Fashion and Textiles Supply Chain

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Description of Activity

An interdisciplinary research event, including lunch, talks, networking and refreshments, in support of the Fashion Revolution campaign.

The University of Portsmouth's Democratic Citizenship theme, led by Prof Leïla Choukroune, and the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries are organising a interdisciplinary event in support of the Fashion Revolution campaign.

Talks and discussions will focus on the human rights of garment and textile workers, as well as on transparent, ethical and sustainable supply chains and design models.
This event reflects on six years passed since the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh; a garment factory producing low cost garments for international fashion brands which collapsed killing 1,134 of its workers and injuring many thousands more, despite those very workers drawing attention to their unsafe working conditions. Even with the work of many organisations and NGO’s such as Fashion Revolution and KOOGU, these human rights contraventions continue driven by unsustainable fashion and textiles consumption.

In this event we will look at the issues from both ends of the supply chain and consider how in working across boundaries and through practice we can foster change.

We want to connect individuals from right across the academia and beyond, to network and discuss interdisciplinary research interests and develop research projects. Key to our discussions will be the recent House of Commons Environment Audit Committee Report (Feb 2019) 'Fixing Fashion'.
Period30 Apr 2019
Event typeConference
LocationPortsmouth, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • ethics
  • Human Rights
  • fashion
  • textiles
  • supply chain