Knights Apparel chief executive Joe Bozich will speak about ethical manufacturing at a public event today, hosted by the NSW Government and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.
Bozich will speak at the on-campus event this afternoon, and will also address business and industry leaders a breakfast roundtable on Thursday, 29 March.
“Joe Bozich’s visit will be an opportunity for NSW businesses to hear first-hand how the power of ethical business and consumerism can deliver success in one of the most cut-throat areas of global manufacturing,” said the NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Stoner.
Bozich will share his story of Alta Gracia, a Knight’s Apparel garment label in the Dominican Republic which is said to adopt ethical labour standards to protect its workers.
Stoner said Alta Gracia has been independently verified to pay a ‘living wage’ to its developing world workers.
“Joe Bozich will share his experiences on how he has helped secure a sustainable pathway out of poverty while also building the Alta Gracia brand and strengthening Knight’s Apparel’s bottom line,” Stoner said.
US Studies Centre head professor Geoffrey Garrett said Thursday’s ethical supply chains briefing will also include a speech from ethical consumer expert Michael Hiscox, a visiting professor from Harvard University.
More information about the event is available on the University of Sydney’s website – news section.
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