Linked: The New Ethics of Fashion’s Global Supply Chain



Do you know where your clothes have been? In fashionable fairy tales from Cinderella to Project Runway, new looks go straight from the inspired hands of the designer to the body of the wearer. But in real life, apparel is part of a global supply chain that involves sourcing, manufacturing, and shipping — and increased attention to issues of sustainability, safety, and trade agreements such as the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Today, transparency isn’t just a runway trend. International trade and domestic jobs are linked in presidential debates. And supply chain monitoring is more than a hedge against horrible headlines. Amidst this new attention to what goes on behind the seams of the fashion industry, what is the lawyer’s role? Is mere compliance with existing standards sufficient? Or are lawyers the missing link between rapidly evolving social policy and business strategy?

Please join us for a panel discussion, “Linked: The New Ethics of Fashion’s Global Supply Chain.”

DATE:            Thursday, November 19, 2015

TIME:             6:00 pm reception, 6:30-8:10 pm panel

PLACE:          Fordham Law, 150 W. 62nd St., room 7-119

NYS CLE:      2 hours ethics & professionalism


  • Leonardo Bonanni, Founder and CEO, Sourcemap
  • Erin Shay Daily, Co-owner & Metalsmith, Brooklyn Metal Works, an Institutional Member of Ethical Metalsmiths
  • Emmett McCarthy, Fashion Designer & Retail Merchandise Leader, EMc2
  • John B. Pellegrini, Counsel, McGuireWoods LLP, and Customs Counsel, United States Fashion Industry Association
  • Serena Solomon, Journalist and Documentarian
  • Jeff Trexler, Attorney and Creator of the Fashion Ethics, Sustainability and Development course at Fordham Law School

We look forward to seeing you!