September 15, 2009
On August 26th, 2009, the Mexico Committee of the MFA Forum hosted a multi-stakeholder forum to present to representatives of government, the private sector and civil society a new initiative the Forum is launching at the international level to respond to the impact of the current economic crisis on the industry and to promote a more sustainable future for both the apparel and footwear industries.
Michael Kobori, Vice-President, Supply Chain & Environmental Sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co., presented the MFA Forum's Sustainable Apparel and Footwear Initiative with the objective of testing the resonance and applicability of SAFI in the Mexican context. (Presentation available here)
The Mexican Apparel Industry Chamber (CNIV) provided an overview of the economic crisis and its impact on the Mexican apparel sector, including major challenges and opportunities for the industry. (Presentation available here in Spanish only)
The following organizations are members of the MFAF Mexico Committee: Adidas Group; American Eagle Outfitters; Gap Inc.; Levi Strauss & Co.; Nike Inc.; The Walt Disney Co.; Wal-Mart Stores Inc.; International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers' Federation; and the Maquila Solidarity Network.