Minister Ploumen te gast op Modefabriek en MINT
On Monday, 27 January, the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen attended Modefabriek on the invitation of the MINT sustainability platform. In the open press room in the middle of Hall 1, she spoke without equivocation about her mission to use government resources to improve the entire fashion chain for the entire sector. Her message: international socially responsible business practices pay off. “The Netherlands is at the forefront with a platform like MINT,” she explained and proclaimed that “sustainable entrepreneurship is an investment, but the fashion sector is pre-eminently innovative and creative.” After her speech, Minister Ploumen, followed by a camera crew from NOS, talked to various business professionals on hand about their experiences, bottlenecks and how the government can help strengthen their earning capacity.