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What’s Trade Got To Do With It? The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Made Easy

May 28, 2019
4:00  -  4:30
Fashion Lab

By 2030, the United Nations wants to eradicate poverty through a set of 17 ambitious development goals. The apparel and textile industry has a big role to play through sustainable trade. But, what exactly does sustainable trade mean? Is it related to the environment, labor, or productive capacities? How is it to be implemented? and more importantly, how can the fashion industry balance sustainability with profits? International Trade Attorney and Strategist, Magda Theodate, will explore the meaning of sustainable trade from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; share recommendations for implementing a sustainable trade program, and point to examples of where sustainability and profits merge.

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