Today we’re dedicating our posts to sustainability. This is beyond denim, beyond anything clothing, but so much more important. Let us preserve our future, our planet. And this is a call for all of you out there to do your part.

Artistic Milliner’s second event in the Milliners Soho Masterclass Series was held on February 27, 2020 titled UN 2030: Agenda and Sustainable Goals.

Between bites and drink, a discussion was held with the guest speaker, Claire Kells, Senior Manager, Participant Engagement of the United Nations Global Compact.

The United Nations Global Compact is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to undertake partnerships in support of UN goals.

This Masterclass is a workshop with the UNGC Compass Model, which provides guidance for companies on how they can align their strategies as well as measure and manage their contributions to the realization of the sustainable development goals.

Established in 1949, Artistic Milliners is a denim fabric and garment manufacturing company based in Pakistan with a strong focus on technology, innovation and sustainability. It is the first denim mill in the world to develop Cradle-to-Cradle Gold Certified Denim Fabric in partnership with G-Star RAW and the developer of “Crystal Clear” clean indigo technology together with DyStar® and G-Star RAW.

The company today employs about 18,000 people with representative offices across the globe and a showroom in Soho, New York. Artistic Lab Dubai is a Design and R&D Center equipped with innovative technology machines which utilize Eco-friendly processes and serve as an incubation center for designers and developers to experiment new washing techniques with the latest technological advancements in
sustainable garment washing.

The company’s Eco-Tech Garment Unit is Pakistan’s first LEED platinum certified
factory.

Artistic Milliners became the official signatories of the UN Women Empowerment
Principles as participants of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and ranked among the 2018 FT&HERoes Champions of Women in business list.

The company is Pakistan’s first FAIR-TRADE certified factory which represents safe and healthy working conditions, sustainable livelihood for the people behind it, environmental protections and additional funds to empower worker communities.


Conceived by the Milliners Think Tank Team, Artistic Milliners Soho Series is an interactive platform involving joint intellectual effort by members of the denim supply chain as well as NGO/NPO and industry pioneers. The series is designed to engage denim professionals actively in the learning process through inquiry and discussion with their peers. It is a kind of collaborative learning process through a society of recognized experts, respected industry authorities and renowned personalities in their
respective fields of expertise. The goal is to lead in-depth sessions that address current trends and best practices to inspire interactive discussions and group knowledge sharing.

Initially, Milliners Soho Series is planned to start with daily workshops each month, eventually adding live streaming, e-learning platforms and a digital library.

To learn more about the Milliners Soho Series read on – our next post will give you some more understanding about the importance of this kind of workshop for all involved in the industry.

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