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Thursday, October 19, 2017

October Monthly Meeting

The October Monthly Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, October 19th will offer a dialogue between textile industry expert and IWF member, Pilar Morales, and a sustainable and fair trade economy expert, Giorgio dal Fiume. Together they will discuss real life experiences and how we, as consumers, can contribute to create a more responsible industry.  Social greetings begin at 7:15pm at the Palazzina inside the Centro delle Donne (via del Piombo, 5) and the panel discussion at 8pm.  Consider joining us following the meeting for a no-host aperitivo at Misterlino(strada Maggiore 77/b), a cool knit bar-cafe that offers drinks and a robust apericena.


the Palazzina inside the Centro delle Donne (via del Piombo, 5)


Thursday, October 19th with social greetings beginning at 7:15pm and the panel discussion at 8pm


A female friend that is interested in joining the IWF.


Pilar Morales is Textile Engineer since 1998 and has worked for several brands in Europe, ranging from luxury types to low segment, as a quality control and production manager.  Her work has brought her to China, India, Northern Africa, Eastern Europe and Europe to control and follow up on production practices in factories, often plagued with poor health and work conditions.  In 2009 Morales began B.e. Quality Slowfashion evergreen pieces which aims to produce responsible and healthy fashion.

Giorgio dal Fiume, graduated in Modern History and Training Sciences and has been the President of the World Fair TradeOrganization-Europe since 2010.  He became involved in Fair Trade in 1992, when he founded Bologna's first Fair Trade shop.  Dal Fiume was also president of the Ctm Altromercato from 1998-2007.  He has visited and audited many Fair Trade organizations in Asia and Latin America.