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MADE-BY Annual Event

The environmental impact of chemicals in the fashion industry

Sandra speaks at the Made-by event

MADE-BY Annual Event – the environmental impact of chemicals in the fashion industry. Sandra Meijer speaks on the importance of effective chemicals management at the MADE-BY Annual Event on sustainable fashion.

MADE-BY is a European not-for-profit organisation with a mission to make sustainable fashion common practice and improve environmental and social conditions in the fashion industry.

On the 7th of June 2013, MADE-BY hosted its Annual Event in London. The REACH Centre’s Head of Chemicals Management Services, Dr. Sandra Meijer, participated in the plenary panel discussion "Learning from 15 years on engagement on labour standards, the lessons for Environment".

Sandra said:

"It was really stimulating to participate in this event. For me, it provided a fresh perspective on the chemicals management issues that this sector is faced with.

I can see huge overlaps between labour standards issues and environmental management and I think that in the area of chemicals policy, there is a lot we can learn from past and current experiences to support this industry.

Thanks to organisations such as MADE-BY, the environmental impact of chemicals in the fashion industry is now firmly on the agenda."

Sandra at the MADE-BY event

Published: Thursday 18th July 2013