On 9 April, a fashion show was held in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. Prime Minister Mark Rutte was also present. During the show, Alexander Kohnstamm, Director of the Fair Wear Foundation handed over a study into violence and intimidation in the workplace to the Vietnamese Minister.
Because they are currently in the process of improving employment law in clothing factories in Vietnam, the idea was that Kohnstamm, CNV International and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) would discuss these matters.
During this ‘walk the talk’ sustainable fashion show, clothing by Schijvens, among others, was presented. Schijvens wants to show that there is room for hope in the textile industry in the area of sustainability. The clothing collection, which is designed for CSU, a facilities services company, is fully recyclable and manufactured in a socially responsible manner, since Schijvens has leader status with FWF. With an audit percentage of 100% and a score of 86, this collection has been made to be socially sustainable. What is more, this collection is made entirely of recycled thread, so that’s one more big plus point for the environment. Schijvens now makes almost 40% of its clothing employing recycling.