Human Rights In Fashion

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International Conference on Human Rights in
Fashion, Sustainability and Climate Change.

Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford Oxford, OX1 2JD, United Kingdom
19th Nov 2022

International Conference on Human Rights in Fashion, Sustainability and Climate Change.

Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford

Oxford, OX1 2JD, United Kingdom

19th November 2022

The fashion, textile and garment manufacturing industry’s detrimental role in human rights violations disguises and buries behind the glamour, the dazzle of expensive jewels, high-end lifestyle, and bespoke clothing. Behind the glitz facade lies the hidden truths of an industry exploiting garment workers, modern slavery, child labour, forced labour, gender based violence, torture, inhuman and degrading treatment, discrimination, no wages, unfair pay and inhumane working conditions.

The International Conference on Human Rights in Fashion, Sustainability and Climate Change seeks to place human rights violations in fashion and garment supply chain at the centre of global discussions by converging multi-disciplinary academics, researchers, policy makers, activists, persons of interest and industry practitioners to present key findings, explore and activate result-based solutions to solve human rights issues.

Regrettably, the fast fashion industry is also one of the biggest contributors to pollution, accounting for 10% of humanities carbon emissions, 20% of global industrial water pollution and a major contributor to greenhouse gas emission. The conference will therefore, also explore themes of sustainability, ethical practices and the negative impact of fast fashion on climate change.

We invite speakers and call for papers with themes relating to but not limited to the following
  • Gender Based Violence in Garment Supply Chain
  • Forced Labour
  • Exploitation of Garment Workers
  • Child Labour Violations
  • Torture, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment
  • Labour Rights Violations
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Fashion Industry
  • Implementing Human Rights Practices in Fashion
  • Human Rights Violations in Fashion
  • Modern Slavery
  • Unfair Pay
  • Models Rights
  • Indecent Working Conditions
  • Discrimination
  • Ethical and non-Ethical Practices
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental Impact of Fast Fashion
  • Ethical and Sustainable Fashion
  • Human and Environmental Cost of Clothes Production
  • Climate Change and the Role of Fast Fashion
  • Climate Change and Fashion

Participate as a In-person Presenter

Submit a maximum 300 words abstract proposal connected but not limited to themes listed above to
We accept multi-disciplinary proposals from all disciplines including fashion, law, history, human rights, politics, and socio – economic and cultural perspectives. Conference model presents participants with a certificate of participation, conference brochure, online digital access to speech and photographs and other resources to stay connected after the conference. Accepted conference papers will be published in our post conference online Journal. Letter of Invitation to aid visa processing can be provided for accepted international delegates.

Audience Pass

Audience passes are available for all individuals with interests in the conference themes and can benefit from the information, resources, contact and content of the presenters and speakers. Audience can also join preliminary discussions, plenary sessions and participate is Q & A segments.


Fee: 30 GPB

Benefits of Becoming a Presenter

Present to a global community

In-person presentation provides the opportunity to share your research, opinion pieces, literature and activist experience with a global audience.

Build your network

We pride ourselves on connecting international voices and interdisciplinary dialogue through our network of qualified human rights and fashion sustainability experts, academicians, writers, campaigners, researchers, activists, policy and change makers.


We provide the opportunity to be published in our Human Rights in Fashion Peer Reviewed Journal or the Book Collection of Articles imprint. We also support a variety of Open Access publication pathways to allow maximum flexibility to support principle of open research.

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