Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To focus on both the ethical and environmental aspects of the fashion industry. Addressing climate change, environmental impacts, social justice, workers' rights, sustainable business models and transparency, the APPG will address the issues and impacts facing the sector with long-term and far reaching sustainable solutions.

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Recent Documents related to Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion

1. Fixing fashion: follow up
06/10/2020 - Select Committee Inquiry

Found: -summary.html">Fixing fashion: clothing consumption and sustainability. The Committee has

2. Call for Evidence
13/11/2020 - Inquiry: Fixing fashion: follow up - Environmental Audit Committee
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Found: Call for evidence Fixing fashion: follow up The Committee is inviting written evidence on the following:

3. Structure of the Global Ready-Made Garment Sector
07/10/2019 - Department for International Development
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Found: the global landscape. The McKinsey State of Fashion Report 2019, emphasises the need for global players

4. Understanding artificial intelligence ethics and safety
10/06/2019 - Office for Artificial Intelligence
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Found: Understanding artificial intelligence ethics and safety - GOV.UK

5. Ethical advice on the retention of biometrics from convicted persons
08/11/2017 - Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group
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Found: Letter from the Chair of Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (BFEG). Published 8 November 2017

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion

1. Fashion Industry
31/01/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: Parliament this interim report on the sustainability of the fashion industry, the 15th report of this Parliament’s - Speech Link
2: from looking at me that I was the Minister for fashion for six years and the hon. Lady will know just - Speech Link

2. Landfill: Textile Waste
04/07/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: pm to 7 pm, hosted by the APPG on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion. I declare an interest as a trustee - Speech Link

3. Textiles and Clothing Sectors: Environmental Sustainability
22/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: about the huge environmental impact of throwaway fashion trends? In the UK, we buy more clothes per person - Speech Link
2: consumers want to do the right thing. I find fast fashion a strange concept, in so far as I am not a good - Speech Link
3: call recycling and sustainability. Should the Government not encourage the fashion industry, both retailers - Speech Link

4. Artificial Intelligence
26/04/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: commercial value. The world’s first centre for data ethics and innovation will therefore work to unlock the - Speech Link
2: the very welcome news that the centre for data ethics and innovation is beginning to take shape and apparently - Speech Link
3: encourages women to pursue careers in AI?Ethics must likewise be moved forward. I hope that the - Speech Link

5. Leveson Inquiry Update
01/03/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: challenges that threaten their livelihood and sustainability—with declining circulations and a changing - Speech Link
2: I welcome the proposal for a review of the sustainability of high-quality journalism and suggest to the - Speech Link
3: reference and chair for the new review into the sustainability of the press be announced? Will it be that - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion
1. Imports: Ethics
asked by: Shabana Mahmood
... how often the Government reviews its guidance to key stakeholders to underline the need for vigilance against supply chain abuses; and when the next such review is planned.

2. Imports: Ethics
asked by: Shabana Mahmood
... what steps he has taken to ensure the Government does not procure (a) cotton from Xinjiang and (b) other unethically sourced products.

3. Imports: Ethics
asked by: Shabana Mahmood
... what steps his Department is taking to ensure that UK businesses do not use (a) cotton from Xinjiang and (b) other unethically sourced products.

4. Business: Ethics
asked by: Sarah Champion
... Commonwealth and Development Office to deliver programmes to promote integrity and transparency of businesses overseas to help tackle corruption.

5. Cocaine: Ethics
asked by: Ranil Jayawardena
... whether her Department has received representations on the effect of the sale and supply of so-called ethically sourced cocaine on trends in the level of cocaine use in the last ten years.

Latest Questions
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8 Current APPG Officers
Siobhan Baillie Portrait
Siobhan Baillie
Vice Chair
Conservative - Stroud
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Lord Young of Norwood Green Portrait
Lord Young of Norwood Green
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 8th April 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Catherine West MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6141.


Public Enquiry Point:

Tamara Cincik, Fashion Roundtable, 7 Bell Yard, London WC2A 2JR. Tel: 07956 644 672


Group's Website:

Benefits in Kind
25 Feb 2020
Fashion Roundtable Ltd
Fashion Roundtable Ltd is paid by Hubbub Foundation Enterprise Ltd to act as the group's secretariat   From : 25/02/2020 To : 24/02/2021

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion APPG

Former APPG Officers
Baroness Jenkin of Kennington Portrait
Baroness Jenkin of Kennington
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Mims Davies Portrait
Mims Davies
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Mid Sussex
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Parminter Portrait
Baroness Parminter
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
2 APPG Memberships
Eating Disorders , Nature
Baroness Prosser Portrait
Baroness Prosser
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Caroline Spelman Portrait
Caroline Spelman
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for Meriden
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 31st August 2016
No other APPG Memberships