BERLIN — Living wages as both a human right and a corporate responsibility was the theme of a two-day conference gathering government, manufacturing and labor specialists in the German capital that wraps up today.
Nearly 200 participants registered for the European Conference on Living Wages, hosted by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and Round Table Codes of Conduct, a German forum focusing on social standards in global supply chains. Attendees included representatives from Primark, Adidas, Puma, Esprit, G-Star, C&A and Marks & Spencer.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"