NGO Hecho por Nosotros and B-corp fashion brand animaná side event – 18th Session UNPFII.

About this Event

NGO Hecho por Nosotros and B-Corp fashion brand animaná invite you to our discussion at the upcoming United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) 18th Session.

REVIVING ANCIENT TECHNIQUES TO HONOR CULTURAL TRADITIONS AS A MEANS FOR EMPOWERMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY

When: April 30th 1:15 to 2:30 pm

Where: United Nations Headquarter Conf. Room 6

Our panel focuses on the incorporation and preservation of traditional and artisanal techniques in the fashion industry as a means of economic and social development. The event will build on some of the key takeaways from our last event, Increasing Transparency in the Fashion Industry to Promote Inclusive Growth, held in February 2019 at the UN.

The artisan sector is a proven source of job creation and therefore a driver to reduce inequalities and generate economic growth. It serves to preserve their cultural heritage which is indigenous most important intangible capital.

Taking as a starting point the work done by Hecho por Nosotros and B – Corp animaná, the event will explore how local practices and transparency in value chains can empower small producers from rural areas, creating productive networks, towards economic growth. The panel will discuss the main challenges that artisans in Latin America and the rest of the World face in developing their businesses, such as the disconnection with the market.

Academics, industry representatives, and artisan-focused NGOs, from different perspectives, will open up the discussion to co-create solutions to uplift artisan’s traditional knowledge throughout their businesses.

Paticipants of the Panel will include: Lilian Liu (UN Global Compact), Sandra Moerch (SAP Next Gen), Richa Argawal (Pratt Institute), Abrima Erwiah (studio189), Patrick Duffy (GFX), Lanvy Nguyen (Fashion4Freedom), Jasmine Reynolds (animaná) and María Belén Páppolla (Hecho por Nosotros).

**Please make sure to RSVP with your name as it appeasrs on your official govenment issued ID**

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