Global Fashion Agenda is a leadership forum on fashion sustainability. Anchored around the world’s leading business event on sustainability in fashion, Copenhagen Fashion Summit, Global Fashion Agenda advances a year-round mission to mobilise the global fashion system to change the way we produce, market and consume fashion, for a world beyond next season.

A non-profit initiative founded in 2016, Global Fashion Agenda collaborates with a group of Strategic Partners including Kering, H&M, Target, BESTSELLER, Li & Fung and Sustainable Apparel Coalition on setting a common agenda for focused industry efforts on sustainability in fashion.

A STRONG CASE FOR CHANGE

Fashion is one of the largest industries in the world, but also one of the most resource and labour intensive. The environmental, social and ethical challenges the industry faces today are not only a threat to the planet, but also a threat to the industry itself. Therefore, there is no alternative, but for sustainability to become an integral part of any company’s business strategy.

Employing 60 million people worldwide, the fashion industry generates EUR 1.5 trillion in global revenue (apparel and footwear), but that value is at risk if no action is taken. In fact, projections from the Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2017 report show that fashion brands will see a decline in EBIT margins of more than three percentage points if they continue business as usual. They will not only curb their prospects for future growth and profitability but also miss out on an opportunity for new customer engagement and business innovation. Consumers increasingly insist on sustainable practices, employees along the value chain request better working conditions, and owners and shareholders seek to protect the long-term viability of their investments.

What makes Global Fashion Agenda unique?

To effectively deliver on our mission, we work around a set of four pillars:

1. SET A COMMON AGENDA:

We set the direction for focused industry efforts on sustainability in fashion.

2. Facilitate solution sharing:

We ensure industry collaboration across stakeholder groups to facilitate sharing of experiences and solutions.

3. develop insights:

We develop, collect and spread the insights required for decision makers to implement sustainable practices.

4. inspire action:

We communicate and advocate for the case for change.