Speakers, Themes and Abstracts
Social Labelling in the Global Fashion Industry
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Keynote: Robert Ross : Consumers and Producers: Agency, power and social enfranchisement
Theme 1: Consumer attitudes and behaviour
Introduction: Marsha Dickson
Kay Liu: Fair Trade and Organic Cotton: Labelling and Consumer Perception
Elaine Ritch et. Al: What’s in Fashion? Ethics?
Clare Lissaman: It’s fashion darling: designer perceptions of social labels – their usefulness and attractiveness.
Hannah McDowall: Do mainstream fashion markets offer a means by which to scale up truly fair trade employment, and if so, how?
Theme 2: Industry practice and perception
Chair : Mo Tomaney
Angelina Jones: The Motivations of Fair Trade Apparel Business Owners: A Case Study of Minneapolis, St. Paul
Stall Meadows: A Decade of Progress: A Quantitative Study of Wholesalers’ Perspectives on Social Labelling and the Evolution of Apparel Industry Codes of Conduct
Llyr Roberts: Social Labelling on the Web: how fashion retailers communicate information about labour practices to online consumers
Marsha A. Dickson and Thea Pandelidis: Motivations and Concerns for Public Reporting about Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance with Labor Standards: A Case Study of the Apparel Industry
Theme 3: Regulating the social label
Chair: Arianna Rossi
Trina Tocco: No Access to Justice: The Failure of Ethical Labelling Systems for Worker Rights
Bjorn Claeson presented by Robert Ross : A Social Label for Public Procurement of Apparel?
Sophie Koers : Can a process be labelled? The Fair Wear Experience
Hannes Grassegger : The Costs
of Fair Trade Textile Certification
– A Global Value Chain Perspective
Jennifer Bair and Florence Palpacuer: A comparative perspective on the movement for ethical apparel production
Plenary & Keynote: Scott Nova - Until Apparel Brands Reform their Sourcing Practices, Industry Labor Codes will be of Little Value to the World's Apparel Workers
Theme 4: National Labelling Initiatives
Chair: Jennifer Bair
Arianna Rossi: Fibre Citoyenne: Branding the Moroccan Industry
Patricia Brien: From No Sweat Shop Label to Ethical Clothing Australia VIDEO /AUDIO LINKUP
Rituparna Majumdar: The Development of social labelling systems and monitoring in the Garment Supply Chain of India.
Theme 4: National Labelling Initiatives (cont)
Chair: Doug Miller
Raymond Robertson/Brown/Deheija: The impact of Better Factories on compliance in the Cambodian Garment Industry 2001-2008
Annelies Goger : Going Beyond: Reworking Ethical Spaces in the Sri Lankan Garment Industry
Theme 5: To label or not to label?
Chair: John Stirling
Deborah Isaacs: People Tree/IFAT
Date posted: August 1, 2010