Today at the First Ladies Luncheon in #newyork hosted by the UN's Fashion 4 Development with me I will remotely and proudly present via video the Gentlemen League Award to the one and only Simone Cipriani @cipriani.efashion 🏆Simone Cipriani, Head and Founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, a flagship programme of the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the United Nations and of the World Trade Organization. Simone has made it his mission to build a more responsible and sustainable fashion industry, by transforming it into a vehicle of poverty reduction and of empowerment of women, throughout the developing world. The Ethical Fashion Initiative enables artisans who live in marginalized conditions, in Africa, in the Caribbean and in Asia (including Afghanistan), to become regular suppliers of international fashion and lifestyle brands.
Since its inception, the initiative has also evolved to work with emerging African designers to promote their talent at an international level and thus to support more forms of Made in Africa production. @ethicalfashion