• Media,  People,  Planet,  Profit,  Projects

    Fashion Revolution 2018

    Fashion Revolution blijft groeien en vraagt in meer dan  100 landen #WhoMadeMyClothes AMSTERDAM, 5 APRIL 2018 – DE GROOTSTE MODE-ACTIVISME BEWEGING TER WERELD, FASHION REVOLUTION, IS OPGERICHT OM DE MANIER WAAROP WE KLEDING PRODUCEREN, INKOPEN EN VERKOPEN TE VERANDEREN. DIT JAAR BESTAAT DE BEWEGING VIJF JAAR. Met het jubileum van Fashion Revolution onderstrepen we automatisch dat vijf jaar geleden de grootste ramp in de kledingindustrie plaatsvond: het instorten van de Bengaalse kledingfabriek Rana Plaza op 24 april 2013. Hierbij kwamen 1138 mensen om het leven en er vielen 2500 gewonden. Om ervoor te zorgen dat een ramp als Rana Plaza in de toekomst voorkomen wordt en merken blijven werken aan…

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    Daily Star Net – August 2017PUM comes to the rescue of SMEs

    PUM comes to the rescue of SMEs http://www.thedailystar.net/business/pum-comes-the-rescue-smes-1448737 John Hummel, right, representative of PUM in Bangladesh, and Geert van Asbeck, its immediate past representative, pose for photographs during an interview at The Daily Star Centre in Dhaka recently. Star Sajjadur Rahman Are you an entrepreneur and making small progress? Do you feel there is much more to gain? But you either do not have the resources to hire a commercial consultant or, in case you do, there is simply no local consultant around with specific knowledge and experience. Here comes PUM, a Dutch non-profit organisation, with its pool of around 3,000 experts on 70 fields to help you out and…

  • Media,  People,  Planet

    OW – Our World Platform Summer 2017

    Our World is a platform that brings innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship in the fashion industry together. With a focus on the Dutch market, on this page you find stories, initiatives and information we bring to you in English. For their expertviews Nanette Hoogervorst and I spoke about my vision on a sunny day in Amsterdam, 2017 28 sep In de versnelling: verduurzaming van de mode-industrie Geplaatst op 11:20h in #expertviews door Nanette Hogervorst  Al 15 jaar is Roosmarie Ruigrok voorvechter van duurzame mode. Haar expertise ligt bij supply chain management en vanuit die rol werkte ze in de beginjaren bij Fair Wear Foundation en was ze katoen manager bij Max Havelaar.…

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    Advice,  People,  Profit,  Projects

    Women’s Day 2017 – My Mission to Dhaka

    Better business(-conditions) in Bangladesh Report by PUM communications 8th March 2017 Roosmarie Ruigrok adviced and coached eight SMEs in Bangladesh, producing textiles locally in the slums. Aside from sharing her expertise and knowledge in textile-production and related subjects such as marketing she also talked with entrepreneurs and employees alike about CSR-issues. This is her story.  Roosmarie Ruigrok: ‘Working with the women in Bangladesh was very impressive. There is enormous activity and energy and people are very willing and motivated to get ahead. I started with very basic informative training sessions on how to produce better looking products. While working with them, I would talk to women, sometimes girls, about topics…

  • People,  Planet,  Profit

    “CSR Sector Risk Analysis”

    Past week ( November 2014) the Dutch government published the KPMG “CSR Sector Risk Analysis”.   It is an attempt to bring a global map out the extent to which the Dutch business through their production has to do with the risks in the area of human rights, labor, environment, corruption and taxes. There are 13 sectors rolled with the highest “risk” for victims or victims, including textiles and clothing, agriculture, food processing, construction and electronics. In at least six sectors child labor is a big risk. Incidentally, no sector is free of CSR risks.  ICN, Stop Child, Clean Clothes Campaign and other members of the CSR Platform have provided…

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    Clean&Unique and CSR

    People, Planet, Profit the 3P’s are very important for Clean&Unique.   If You Want To Change The World, Change Yourself.   I would like to be an example how easy it is to do! This is what Clean&Unique does!   The energy we use comes by Greenchoice  www.greenchoice.nl The  mobile phone is a Fairphone www.fairphone.com Our cleaning products, when we use! Are biodegradable Our bank Triodos, www.triodos.nl  is at this moment the most green bank there is, see; www.eerlijkebankwijzer Ofcourse we have to travel sometimes, we buy our tickets via VISA  Greencard www.visagreencard.nl In 2004 I sold my car, since then I do all national travels by public transport & bike www.ov-fiets.nl Our website provider www.leaseweb.com  is the most green provider…

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    Women & Banking

    My steps to the Dutch VN women’s representative, October 2013   I experienced romantic years during the Fashion Academy in Amsterdam, but soon they were brutally interrupted by my buying trips in fashion to the Far East. On my first trip my upbringing education for equal rights for men and women was addressed. This was the main reason to work for better working conditions for workers in the garment industry since 1987 . I’ll take you to this into my world. From cotton farmer, to weaver, from clothes to designer, model on the catwalk in clothes wearer… In the fashion industry, the presence of women is enormous. From my own work experiences where I worked…