OECD forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector held

Desk Report: The OECD Forum was created in 2000 to discuss the key economic and social challenges on the international agenda. Recently OECD  organizes a forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector. The session is titled: ‘Exploring the potential to capture value and reduce resource dependency through circular fashion systems in garment manufacturing countries’.oecd-forumParticipated speakers include: Ann Runnel, Founder & CEO, Reverse Resources, Barrister Shehrin Salam Oishee, Director, BGMEA, Danique Lodewijks, Senior Project Specialist Sustainability, BESTSELLER, Holly Syrett, Impacts Programmes & Sustainability Director, Global Fashion Agenda, Masarrat Quader, Regional Stakeholder Engagement and Public Affairs Manager, H&M Group, Mustafain Munir, Munir, Director, CYCLO Recycled Fibers and Jonas Eder-Hansen, Chief Development & Policy Officer, Global Fashion Agenda. Jonas Eder-Hansen, Chief Development & Policy Officer, Global Fashion Agenda delivered the opening remarks.

Barrister Shehrin Salam Oishee, Director, BGMEA and Director, Envoy Group  said, Bangladesh has now highest green garments factory in the world so Bangladesh can take to lead any changes. After Rana Plaza incident, Bangladesh gone through a very collective and design system of remediation through accord and alliance. And national action plan. I think this industry is ready to go on the next level. Bangladesh government has set up 100 economic zone so there is huge opportunities for investment and set up factory, Shehrin added

The Panelist also discuss about the Textile waste and how to reduce, barriers of circular partnership and; policy making for circular fashion.

See here: OECD Forum Side Session | Circular Fashion Partnership