AMFI students educated on Social Compliance

Thursday, 23 February 2012
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), a leader in compliance certification and auditor training, completed its fourth annual social compliance course taught at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) of the Hogeschool van Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), a leader in compliance certification and auditor training, completed its fourth annual social compliance course taught at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) of the Hogeschool van Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Honors students in the international production specialization of AMFI’s fashion management degree program about factory certification, worked with Warp’s Voce president from Januari 30 till Februaru 3, 2012.  

The five-day course taught the future fashion designers, buyers and brand owners about the importance social compliance and the promotion of lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing practices throughout the world. The class ran January 30 to February 3, 2012.

Students learned about the history of social compliance, including factory disasters and labor abuse scandals. 
Besides, healthy, safety and evironement in factories were topics discussed.

The end of the course encompassed a mock factory audit. With role-plays and interviews, students held factory opening and closing meetings, interviewed workers and audited the factory in full.

Students left the course attuned to the importance of social compliance and eager to move forward to careers in apparel sourcing. Now that they have passed the course, the AMFI students will continue on to internships in the apparel sourcing and production industry—many heading to work directly with factories in China and Southeast Asia and stopping at Hong Kong Polytechnic for a course in basic Chinese language and culture along the way.
 

Source: wrapcompliance.org