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History of our ECOSOC consultative status at United Nations

Hecho x Nosotros firmly advocates that working in a structural change in the industry is a key driver and largely contributes to advance on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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Hecho x Nosotros events at the UN High-Level Political Forum Agenda 2020

In 2016, Hecho x Nosotros obtained special consultative status with UN ECOSOC. This was a game-changer achievement as it allowed Hecho x Nosotros access to different high-level international forums to promote its philosophy, raise awareness about the most pressing issues within the fashion industry, and join efforts with other organizations (for example, UNIDO, ECLAC, UNECE, UNCTAD, ITC, among others), businesses, governments and entrepreneurs in order to foster sustainable fashion. 

Based on our experience and years of collaborating with different stakeholders within the industry, from artisan communities to governments, we have witnessed how advancing a sustainable fashion agenda can mitigate poverty, boost local economic development, and positively impact the environment and communities. 

Hecho x Nosotrosis part of a select group of experts called upon to contribute to a multistakeholder program held by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on transparency and traceability in the garment and footwear sector. 

 

We are also working alongside the International Trade Center (ITC) to develop an inclusive and sustainable value chain of Andean Camelid Fibers by implementing sustainable business practices in the sourcing of raw materials and strengthening community-based natural resource management. 

Main speakers

Teresa Pisani

Burak Cakmak

Pranav Khana

Ian Cronin

Adriana Marina

Igniting Circular Fashion: Hecho x Nosotros Hosts Side Event at High Level Political Forum 2020

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Hecho x Nosotros and the SDGs

The main focus of our work at the UN is explaining through our projects and initiatives how the fashion and textile industry can serve as an effective platform to advance the Agenda 2030 of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The fashion industry transversally impacts the SDGs, which is why, since 2015, when the UN set the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, Hecho x Nosotros included many of these goals in its work philosophy, advocacy, and research, focusing on achieving a fairer, healthier, and sustainable society. 

 

While a transition towards a sustainable fashion industry generates a positive impact, either directly or indirectly, on  all 17 of the SDGs, our work is focused mainly on the following objectives: 

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End poverty

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Quality education

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Gender equality

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Decent work conditions and economic growth

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Reduce inequalities 

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Responsible consumption and production

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Climate action

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Partnerships to achieve the goals

Advocacy Program 

Hecho x Nosotros has organized or co-organized more than 20 events and capacity-building projects in different UN platforms, forums, and conferences to promote sustainability in the world of fashion. These events included a close collaboration with panelists and participants from various perspectives, from international organizations to academia and the private sector, in order to discuss the necessary steps for achieving systemic change in the Fashion Industry.

“Change Fashion for Climate Event”

 

 22nd meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) -  Morocco, 2016.

“Sustainable and Social Development in the Fashion Industry: The paradigm shift needed to fight poverty”

55th session of the Commission for Social Development - UN HQs, NYC, 2017

“Interactive Dialogue on Empowering Indigenous Women”

61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) - UN HQs, NYC, 2017

“Interactive Dialogue on Empowering Indigenous Women”

61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) - UN HQs, NYC, 2017

“Empowerment and cultures appreciation with an integrated approach – towards sustainable future”

16th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) - UN HQs, NYC, 2017

“Global Goals for a Sustainable Textile Industry”

56th session of the Commission for Social Development - UN HQs, NYC, 2018

“Sustainable Textile Industry in Latin America”

9th ECLAC Seminar on International Trade and Sustainable Development - Chile, 2018

“Igniting Circular Fashion through Collaboration”

2020 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), Remote, 2020

“Increasing Transparency in the Fashion Industry to Promote Inclusive Growth”

UN HQs, NYC, 2020