Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI) is hosting a conference in the UK, April 5, 2017. The focus is on sustainability and best practices for sustaining people, planet and profits. Corporate social responsibility as a whole has been increasing in importance within the corporate agenda, with particular attention being paid to sustainability and ethics.
Sustainability is placed on top of the global fashion industry agenda. Since then most big brands and retailers have implemented their own robust ethical and environmental sustainability programs with the collective objective of protecting people and the planet. Some are doing it better than others and reaping the rewards.
The best sustainability practices, processes and products are reducing waste, transport and material costs and boosting brand image, efficiency, customer loyalty and share prices. Whether it’s the working environment for employees or the impact on local climates, all parts of the supply chain are putting manufacturing under increased pressure.
The Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry, founded in 1973, is a not-for-profit UK-based organisation with a membership that represents all key sectors of the clothing and textile supply chain. It is a forum where component suppliers and fabric producers can exchange ideas and knowledge with designers, retailers and garment cleaning specialists.