Global Brands Group (GBG) is one of the world’s leading branded fashion accessories, footwear, and apparel companies and a Fung Group Company. We design, develop, market and sell products under a diverse array of owned and licensed brands, including apparel, footwear and accesories. Our focus is to bring these brands to new levels, expanding their category penetration and global reach. Our innovative design capabilities, strong brand management focus, and strategic vision enable us to create new opportunities, product categories and market expansion for brands on a global scale.
We are collaborating with the International Fashion Academy Paris in its first Unthreading Project to address a key market that remains largely under-served through a postgraduate program focusing on sustainable and inclusive fashion design, with students creating apparel specifically for disabled people.
The unthreaded program
Supporting IFA Paris through its Unthreaded program aligns with Global Brands’ commitment to refocusing our attention on diversity, equity and inclusion within our own company and doing our part within the broader industry. Through this partnership, we’ll be able to share our research on fashion and disability as well as our global supply chain, sustainability, technology, marketing and content expertise and resources with students and then bring their designs to market to better meet the fashion needs of a diverse consumer base, in particular, disabled people.
Students learn from disability advocates and develop design solutions to inaccessibility, creating wearable, fashionable capsule collections with commercial market potential using recycled materials and sustainable design processes. Two adaptive clothing designs that best balance creativity, wearability, sustainability and commercial appeal will be chosen to be manufactured and subsequently offer to customers on Global Brands’ JUNIPERunltd marketplace.