The Mekong Club Joins Forces with the Asia Garment Hub to Address Modern Slavery in the Textile Industry
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Hong Kong, December 13, 2023 – The Mekong Club proudly announces a strategic partnership with the Asia Garment Hub, a significant step towards promoting ethical business practices and tackling critical challenges prevalent in the textile industry. This collaboration marks a dedicated effort to address modern slavery and forced labour by enhancing awareness, delivering strategic tools, and facilitating comprehensive training initiatives.
The alliance between The Mekong Club and the Asia Garment Hub signifies a joint commitment to addressing the deep-rooted issues within the textile sector. Both organisations aim to drive sustainable change and foster responsible practices throughout the industry’s supply chains by leveraging their collective expertise and resources.
“At The Mekong Club, we are thrilled to embark on this partnership with the Asia Garment Hub,” stated Nolan Clack, Marketing Director at The Mekong Club. “Our joint mission is to elevate awareness, provide crucial tools, and empower stakeholders with the knowledge needed to effectively prevent and address modern slavery and forced labour within the textile industry.”
The Asia Garment Hub, renowned for its dedication to promoting ethical standards and sustainable business approaches, aligns seamlessly with The Mekong Club’s vision of redefining how businesses collectively achieve a world without slavery. This collaboration will emphasize the importance of proactive measures and equip stakeholders with the necessary resources to uphold ethical practices across the textile supply chain.
To learn more about the Asia Garment Hub, visit their website.
About The Mekong Club:
The Mekong Club is a leading nonprofit organisation dedicated to promoting ethical business practices and transparency in supply chains through public and private sector engagement. Through innovative solutions and collaborative partnerships, The Mekong Club empowers businesses to create a lasting positive impact on society.
About the Asia Garment Hub:
The Asia Garment Hub is the industry’s first digital platform dedicated to Decent Work and Sustainability. It brings together high-quality resources from leading organisations and respected voices, as well as handpicked industry news, authoritative data, events and community discussions with the aim of spurring individual and collective action on pressing industry challenges, from wages to workers’ rights, digitalisation to decarbonisation.
The Asia Garment Hub is a joint initiative of the GIZ’s regional project FABRIC and the ILO’s Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia project.
For media inquiries and further information, please contact:
Constantia Chirnside [email protected]
David Williams [email protected]
Co-directors, the Asia Garment Hub