Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

A new supply chain industrial relations model for the textile and garment industry

Feb 22, 2022 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Side Sessions


by IndustriALL GLobal Union During the Covid19 Pandemic workers bore the brunt of the complete breakdown of the textile and garment supply chain due to the business model of the sector. Order cancellations have driven wholesale closure of thousands of garment factories with millions of workers being laid off without a social safety net and this has highlighted the precariousness of the sector’s business model and the urgent need to establish sustainable models of supply chain industrial relations. The recently negotiated International Accord further validates a new supply chain model of industrial relations one that is centered around binding rules to hold brands accountable for their impact on workers, rather than voluntary initiatives. IndustriALL and its affiliates see this model as one that can be applied to other systemic problems in the supply chain. Please register to attend this session.