Manufactured x GIZ FABRIC: Matthijs Crietee on Enforcing Commercial Compliance

This is part one of the conversation with Matthijs Crietee, Secretary General of the International Apparel Federation (IAF).

The STAR Network recently joined forces with IAF to call for better purchasing practices (with the support of the GIZ FABRIC team). At the time, Miran Ali (spokesperson, also listen to episodes 29 and 30) shared quite a bit about how suppliers came together to call for better purchasing practices and described the collaboration process. But where is the initiative now?

Matthijs gives some insight. He starts off with some context: what is the IAF? Have suppliers come to an understanding about which purchasing practices are most important to them? What’s commercial compliance and how does Matthijs envision that these standards might be implemented?

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