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extent they should be included It does not include the corruption issue It does not include fashion speci fi c areas such as: the designer s role in promoting sustainability; modeling; transparency and treatment towards animals It does not include consumer s issues a For example, in 2013 the Argentinean Chapter of the United Nations Global Compact began to develop the Training Program for Change Leaders in the Textile and Fashion Sector [Programa de Formaci ó n de L í deres para el Cambio en el Sector Textil y de la Moda] based on UNGC Code of Conduct, with plans to spread it to other Latin American chapters Making the Connection Between the United Nations Global Compact Code of Conduct 79
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5 Going Forward The process of transforming the industry into something more sustainable and more sensitive to our needs takes time. It is a long-term commitment towards a new way of producing and consuming that requires widespread personal, social, and institutional change. The two initiatives analyzed in this paper, the UNGC Code of Conduct and Manual for the Fashion and Textile Sector and the SAC Higg Index 2.0, supplement each other (the former is qualitative and the latter is a quantitative initiative) and may help broaden the debate on the textile and fashion industry, which is currently focused on technical and commercial details regarding dyeing technologies, the value chain, and the search for alternative fi bers. According to Flechter ( 2008 , 2009 ), to broaden the discussion means to integrate issues such as consumption, fashion, globalization, and physical and mental health; each of these items re fl ects the cultural visions and social standards behind the textile industry. Therefore, it is necessary to connect with other disciplines, industries, communities, and interna- tional groups, beyond their own boundaries (Gjerdrum Pedersen and Andersen 2014 ). The paradox for the textile and fashion sector is that, for its survival, the workforce depends on a system that seems to be destroying the world s capacity to withstand such a force. According to Poldner ( 2013 ), one of the problems with the Higg Index is that it is based on the structure of the Eco Index of the Outdoor Industry Association and the Apparel Environmental Design tool developed by Nike, which focus on a speci fi c type of industry. Therefore, it might be dif fi cult to adjust to other sectors, such as high fashion. Another problem is that those indexes were developed using widely criticized criteria, as they accept chemicals banned by other organizations. However, according to Dickson et al. ( 2009 ), implementing codes of conduct and monitoring procedures can be seen as a fi rst generation of solutions to eradicate the poor labor standards in apparel manufacturing companies.
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