Dear Sir or Madam,
The event "Making it ethically in China" is not strictly run by London College of Fashion or University of the Arts but so closely linked that the finances must be available to LCF and University of the Arts management, otherwise they would not know what they are funding or giving office space and support to.
What funding is specifically provided for "Making it ethically in China?"
What finding is provided to Own-it events in general, listed by the name of the funder and amount or vica versa?
PS For reference, this is the web site advertising the event:
This is the email description of the event from own-it:
Making it ethically in China -
A practical guide for fashion and textile designers
Sourcing materials or manufacturing in China should be considered seriously if you want to compete in a global market and keep production cost low. Many do not think that China should be your first port of call if you have decided to build your brand on a sustainable business model in
which worker's rights are recognised, the materials used are environmentally friendly and your carbon footprint is as small as possible. However, China has started to acknowledge the need for sustainable business practices in the production of textiles and clothing, and has set up the
Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium in Hong Kong in 2008 to promote just that.
Own-it, Ethical Fashion Forum and Creative Connexions have invited a panel of experts to discuss the current situation in China, how designers can source manufacturers and material that meets their ethical standards and how they can monitor compliance. A lawyer will speak about important
clauses in manufacturing or licensing contracts concerning IP rights and confidentiality, as well as what to do when you are faced with counterfeits that are cheap, unethically sourced and damage your good name.
28.10.09 Time: 6-8pm followed by
drinks and networking until 9pm
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP
Cost: Free (paid for by taxpayers)
Dear John Robertson
Thank you for your freedom of information request, which we acknowledge recent of. We will endeavour to reply as quickly as possible.
Dear John Robertson
In reply to your freedom of information request please find the following;
What funding is specifically provided for Making it ethically in China
£3,300 including VAT
What funding is provided to Own It events, generally listed by funder.
Activities are funded through the following projects, all these activities include events;
Cranfield University Centre for Competitive Design Aug 2008 - Aug 2010 £87,500
Own It +Hefce May 2009 - Aug 2010 £100,509
Own IT + Teeside University Oct 2008 - March 2010 £69,345
Creative Connexions May 2009 - Oct 2009 £7,380
I hope you find this informative and thank you for your interest in the University of the Arts London
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