Human Dignity is a fundamental principle within the Rule of Law. It is related to human development and the evolution of human essence (freedom, intellectual and personal development). According to this principle, each human being, situated within a concrete period of history and with the need of his/her time, should not be viewed as an instrument of economic and political power. The articles within this theme are related to the application of human dignity in the industry of fashion and will comprise the following subjects: garment, footwear and jewellery workers’ rights, the empowerment of women through work, the empowerment of developing countries through work, the eradication of child labour, the creation of cultural diversity by means of protecting human dignity and the relationship between fashion creativity and human development.

Illustration: Sewing Human Dignity by Catarina Pinto