A globally recognised voice in sustainability, Eva Kruse is the CEO and President of Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), the world’s foremost leadership forum for industry collaboration on sustainability in fashion. Kruse founded the non-profit organisation with a mission to mobilise the fashion system to change the way we produce and market fashion.
Through working with the United Nations, European Commission and many international foundations, Kruse strives to drive awareness and action on sustainability with the aim to safeguard the future of our planet.
GFA works closely with its Strategic Partners, currently counting the industry leaders ASOS, BESTSELLER, H&M Group, Kering, Li & Fung, Nike, PVH Corp., Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Target.
The organisation is renowned for hosting the landmark annual event, Copenhagen Fashion Summit. This year marked the Summit’s tenth anniversary and provided a forum for a vast range of stakeholders, from CEOs to politicians to manufacturers from across the globe, to convene and collaborate.
Under Kruse’s leadership GFA has also accelerated the industry’s transition to a circular fashion system through its 2020 Commitment, which has been signed by 12% of the global fashion market. Earlier this year, she injected fashion into the sustainability conversation at the World Economic Forum, for the launch of the CEO Agenda.
The work of GFA has captured global media attention and Kruse regularly calls for action on sustainability via platforms from CNN to The Guardian to New York Times.
Kruse has received several accolades for her contribution to sustainability. In 2017 she was awarded the Human Rights Prize by the French Embassy, and in 2019 she was honoured with a Royal Order of Chivalry by the Danish Monarchy.