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Sustainability Lounge: Current State of the Textile Industry in Ethiopia

Discuss with us the developments and challenges in the textile industry of Ethiopia.

HSBA Sustainability

We would like to invite you to our Sustainability Lounge:

‘’The Current State of the Textile Industry in Ethiopia’’ (in English)
Wednesday, 03 July 2019, 5 – 7.00 pm

Speaker: Anna-Maria Schneider, Sustainability Standards division of the Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation
6.01, SQUARE HSBA Innovation Hub, Adolphsplatz 6, 20457 Hamburg

Anna-Maria Schneider will present interesting insights into the engagement of the Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation in the textile and garment sector aimed at enhancing the sustainability of the global supply chains. A special focus will be placed on the current situation and challenges of the Ethiopian textile industry as well as the ministry’s ongoing cooperation with brands and suppliers in the pursuit of increased transparency and sustainability.

Please sign up below.

Participation is free. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us. You are welcome to forward this invitation to interested colleagues and friends.

Information for Bachelor students: As this event is part of the electives (General Studies), you will receive 0.08 credits for your degree. 

We are looking forward to welcoming you at this event!

Kind regards
Your Lounge Team


About the book: The edited volume "Sustainable Fashion" comprises ideas, visions, strategies and dreams of entrepreneurs, managers, scientists and political experts who share their best practice experience relating to the joint goal of a more sustainable, humanistic, and responsible fashion industry. Readers will find a variety of approaches and strategies that in sum represent a rich pool of insights and cases for anyone interested in the study of new management perspectives and in the systematic advancement of sustainable fashion.

In 14 chapters, international authors discuss topics such as Sustainable Business Models, Cradle-to-Cradle, Circular Economy, Human Rights, Ethical Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Fashion Consumption, Certification and Auditing, Traceability, Impact Measurement, and Industry Transformation. Business case studies include H&M, Filippa K, mela wear, Otto, Tauko, and Tchibo. Further brands that are discussed in the book are Prada, Burberry, Hermès, Hugo Boss, and many more.

The book demonstrates that sustainable fashion can hardly be realised by just one actor or by using just one business tool or governance instrument. The sustainable transformation of the textile sector requires concerted action of businesses, governments, NGOs, and consumers to clearly demonstrate a coalition for change and a willingness and power to end inhumane and unsustainable business practices in the 21st century. The sum of innovative approaches and solutions presented in this book shows that the momentum for change is strong and that mutual learning, respect and collaboration can lead to interesting and effective new paths of co-creation and shared responsibility in the fashion industry.