Many thank you’s to Adriana Marina, Founder of Hecho por Nosotros & Animaná, for inviting to speak as a SME on ethical, equitable, and sustainable fashion production. I had the chance to introduce Meet Your Makers and discuss the economic and social challenges that marginalized groups face as micro apparel producers. For a recap of the event, please click here
HechoXNosotros (HXN) and its sister social enterprise, animaná, in association with Global Shokunin, an online aggregator of small women owned artisan co-ops promoting market access, co-hosted a roundtable forum to discuss the potential of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and technology in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 through the fashion industry. The event was organized on the sidelines of the 2019 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) and featured guest speakers:
Maria Belen Pappolla, animaná and HXN representative to the UN on behalf of Adriana Marina, Founder of HXN and animaná.
Richa Agarwal, Founder of Global Shokunin and visiting Associate Professor, Pratt Institute
Riefqah Jappie, International Trade Commission (ITC) representative to the UN
Ann Rosenberg, SVP SAP Next-Gen.