Live Online Masterclass

Ethical Manufacturing and Social Compliance in the UK Apparel Sector

Natasha Bridget, Fast Forward

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Make it British Masterclass - Natasha Bridget, Fast Forward

About this Masterclass

In this masterclass, Natasha will explore the importance of ethical labour standards in the clothing industry and the benefits of ethical production.

Exploitation in the apparel industry has been well reported, from low wages and poor working conditions to environmental degradation. As consumers become more aware of these issues, there is growing demand for companies to adopt ethical manufacturing practices. This includes not only fair treatment of workers, but also responsible use of resources and sustainable production methods.

By the end of this masterclass, participants will have a deeper understanding of the importance of ethical manufacturing in the UK apparel sector, the challenges and opportunities, and the benefits of responsible sourcing and purchasing for all stakeholders involved.

In this masterclass, Natasha will cover:

  • The key factors that contribute to ethical manufacturing
  • How ethical manufacturing is being implemented in the UK apparel sector
  • The importance of responsible sourcing
  • The benefits of ethical manufacturing for companies, workers, and consumers

About Natasha Bridget and Fast Forward

With a background in ethical compliance for large global brands to small-scale production – from beginning to end of product life – Natasha has in-depth experience of supply-chain challenges and the complex requirements of ethical production.

Her aim when developing or strengthening programmes is to evaluate, educate and inform businesses and their employees about the importance of building relationships and fostering willingness to change in a collaborative way, standing by those who are honest to disclose their challenges in hope of solving the deeper ingrained problems. She particularly enjoys tailored thinking on projects that have stalled and mediate where blocks appear because of internal opposing viewpoints.

Fast Forward is a not-for-profit, next generation labour standards improvement programme operated by the not-for-profit Stronger Together. Fast Forward uniquely combines a proven forensic auditing methodology with a collaborative beyond audio programme to support suppliers and brands to continuously improve.