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Overcoming the Crisis: Textile Labor in the Global South, Covid19 and the Supply Chain Act 

Die Krise überwinden: Textilarbeit im Globalen Süden, Covid19 und das Lieferkettengesetz

Wednesday, 28. September 18:00 – 20:00 CEST

Auf Deutsch and in English

See below for more information about the Guest Speakers

A selection of Rani & Reine garmenTs and textiles will be exhibited at the event.


Venue: Werkstadthaus | Aixerstraße 72

No registration/free of charge.



Meeting ID: 883 1038 3651

Passcode: 895966



Discussion Topics: 

How was the situation of workers, entrepreneurs and shopkeepers during Corona and how is it now? 

What positive experiences were made in overcoming the crisis?

Afterwards, Uwe Kleinert will talk about the benefits of the Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains and how we can support workers in the Global South to make sure that the law is enforced. 

Guest Speakers:  

Sarah Dunn, Founder and Creative Director of Rani & Reine

Barbara Rongen, former owner of style afFAIRe - green concept store 

Nisha Subramaniam co-founder of Kullvi WHIMS (via Zoom)

Nivedita Banerji founder and director of Kumbaya Producer Company Ltd. (via Zoom)

K.M Ruhul Amin from Asia Garments Workers' Trade Union Centre (via Zoom)

Sarah Dunn launched her company Rani & Reine last year and has established two supply chains in India. Kullvi WHIMS and Kumbaya Producer Company Ltd. are the two production sites she works with. Kullvi WHIMS is an association of 14 women in Himachal Pradesh who spin, knit and weave. Kumbaya Producer Company Ltd. is a fair trade production site in Madhya Pradesh, a remote and traditionally rooted part of India.

Nivedita Banerji is the Founder and Director of Kumbaya Producer Company Ltd., an ethical garment manufacturer in Madhya Pradesh, India.

Nisha Subramaniam is the co-founder of Kullvi WHIMS, an grassroots self help group of wool, knitting and weaving artisans in Himachal Pradesh, India. 

Barbara Rongen ran a store with eco-fair products in Tübingen for many years, which closed this summer. 

K.M Ruhul Amin from Garments Workers' Trade Union Centre gives us a short input on the situation of textile workers in the Global South who work for conventional clients.

Uwe Kleinert is a consultant for business and human rights at Werkstatt Ökonomie in Heidelberg. For many years, he has been working on various projects to promote fair supply chains and globally responsible public procurement. As part of the Supply Chain Act initiative, he coordinates the Baden-Württemberg network, which more than 30 organizations have joined.

We look forward to seeing you!

The event is hosted by FAIRstrickt - coalition for clean clothes, human rights and climate-justice.