Gallery: UN, Fashion Industry Team Up to Support African Manufacturing

United Nations, UN, Fashion 4 Development, Franca Sozzani, Africa, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, fashion philanthropy, Bibi Russell

When it comes to promoting development in Africa, the fashion industry isn’t pulling any punches. Some of the sector’s biggest names are working with the United Nations through Fashion 4 Development, a burgeoning platform for advancing such Millennium Development Goals as poverty alleviation, education, gender equality, child and maternal health, environmental stability, and HIV/AIDS reduction by 2015. The fashion world can do much to encourage sustainable manufacturing in Africa, said Ray Chambers, an MDGs advocate and the secretary-general’s special envoy for malaria, at a news conference at the UN’s New York City headquarters on Thursday.

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