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Strategic Partners

Our Strategic Partners are a small group of hand-picked companies, representing different market segments and geographies, who lead by example in their dedication to drive sustainable progress and provide essential leadership to support Global Fashion Agenda’s mission. They act as a first sounding in shaping our sustainability agenda and play an active role in content development, in particular by shaping and signing off on the CEO Agenda.


ASOS

“We’re very pleased to be part of Global Fashion Agenda’s Strategic Partner group and excited about the opportunity it presents. It’s only by working together that we’ll be able to learn, share and use our collective influence to deliver meaningful and lasting change in the way our industry addresses key sustainability issues.”

— Nick Beighton, CEO, ASOS

ASOS was founded in 2000 and has become a top fashion destination for 20-somethings around the world. It has more than 87,000 ASOS and branded products on site, with 5,000 new items added each week. ASOS also offers fashion-related content through its websites, mobile apps, the ASOS Magazine and its social media accounts, which have more than 22 million followers. It serves 18.4 million active customers from fulfilment centres in the UK, US and Europe, delivering ASOS packages to almost every country in the world.


BESTSELLER

BESTSELLER is an international family-owned fashion company founded in Denmark in 1975. Today, the company has more than 17,000 dedicated employees globally. BESTSELLER provides fashion clothing and accessories for women, men, teenagers and children. The company is a house of brands and consists of the following: JACK & JONES, JUNAROSE, JACQUELINE DE YONG, MAMALICIOUS, NAME IT, LMTD, NOISY MAY, OBJECT COLLECTORS ITEM, ONLY, ONLY PLAY, ONLY & SONS, PIECES, POSTYR, SELECTED, VERO MODA, VILA CLOTHES and Y.A.S. BESTSELLER’s products are available online, in 2,700 branded chain stores and in 20,000 multi-brand and department stores across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Latin America, Australia and India.

“Individual company visions and contributions on sustainability are essential, but only as a collective industry and through pre-competitive collaboration can we truly make a difference.”

— Dorthe Scherling Nielsen, Corporate Affairs Director, BESTSELLER


H&M GROUP

“If we want to continue to provide and enjoy fashion, we need to do it in a sustainable way, but we can’t do it alone. The GFA presents a unique opportunity to gather the industry around a common agenda for change and transformation and make everyone move together in the same direction. Such broad collaboration and partnership is key for the H&M Group and our mission to provide sustainable fashion now and for years to come.”

— Anna Gedda, Head of Sustainability, H&M Group

H&M Group’s business idea is to provide fashion and quality at the best prices in a sustainable way. Its aim is to make fashion sustainable and sustainability fashionable. One of the ways that H&M Group does this is by making sustainable fashion choices available, attractive and affordable to as many people as possible. H&M Group uses its size and scale to lead the change towards a more sustainable fashion future.


KERING

A global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Maisons in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watches: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Maisons to set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting tomorrow’s Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. We capture these beliefs in our signature: “Empowering Imagination”. In 2017, Kering had nearly 29,000 employees and restated revenue of €10.816 billion.

“Collaboration is essential to address our collective challenges and move the sustainability agenda forward in the fashion industry. The GFA has convened leaders across fashion’s various sectors and for Kering it was important to include Luxury’s different perspectives and models for both business and sustainability to the agenda and to leverage Luxury’s influence on fashion trends overall.”

— Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of international institutional affairs, Kering


LI & FUNG

“Today we can leverage the latest technology to create solutions for the industry’s deepest challenges – and in doing so, build a better, more sustainable fashion industry. We will need everyone’s collaboration and will to make this happen.

— Harsh Saini, Executive Vice President of Vendor Compliance & Sustainability – Li & Fung

Li & Fung is a multinational corporation that manages complex supply chains for brands and retailers around the world. It offers end-to-end supply chain solutions from product design and development, raw material sourcing, factory selection, production management and quality control, to in-country logistics, global freight management and e-logistics. With more than 230 offices and distribution centres in over 40 markets across the globe, as well as an extensive network of suppliers, Li & Fung’s Three-Year Plan goal is to create the supply chain of the future to help its customer navigate the digital economy and to improve the lives a billion people in the supply chain.


NIKE

Nike, based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned Nike subsidiary brands include Converse, which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Hurley, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. Read more about Nike’s earnings releases and other financial information and stay updated on Nike news. Nike’s latest Sustainable Business Report also details how Nike is working towards creating a more sustainable future.

“At Nike, sustainability is embedded into everything we do. It’s a driving force for innovation and has delivered a pipeline of products, technologies, manufacturing and business model innovations. We look forward to working with Global Fashion Agenda to accelerate sustainability in the industry.”

— Noel Kinder, Chief Sustainability Officer, Nike


PVH CORP.

“We are excited to be part of the Global Fashion Agenda Strategic Partner group. Our unwavering commitment to upholding human rights and preserving the environment guide our actions and drive our efforts. We know that our collective resources with likeminded partners will create lasting value for not only PVH, but the fashion industry at large.”

— Marissa Pagnani McGowan, SVP of Corporate Responsibility at PVH Corp.

With a history going back over 135 years, PVH Corp. has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. PVH has over 36,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and nearly $9 billion in annual revenues. It owns the iconic CALVIN KLEINTOMMY HILFIGERVan HeusenIZODARROWSpeedo (licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International Limited), Warner’sOlga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric True & Co. intimates brand, and markets a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.


TARGET

Guests are at the heart of everything Target does. Target believes in making smart decisions and taking action across its business to care for the planet, while serving guests’ needs. Target is committed to using resources responsibly, and designing its operations, products and services to be sustainable.

“We are proud to be a strategic partner of the Global Fashion Agenda to help drive change in the fashion and retail industry. This aligns with Target’s commitment of making our business more sustainable, leading to a stronger supply chain and operations, serving our guests for generations to come.”

— Amanda Nusz, vice president, product quality & responsible sourcing, Target


SUSTAINABLE APPAREL COALITION

“The Global Fashion Agenda’s Pulse Report gives the SAC an opportunity to share how the Higg Index can empower the global value chain toward greater performance improvement. From the Copenhagen Fashion Summit to the CEO Agenda, GFA’s events and resources support our members and other industry stakeholders in strengthening social and environmental sustainability.”

— Jason Kibbey, CEO, Sustainable Apparel Coalition

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is the apparel, footwear and textile industry’s leading alliance for sustainable production. The SAC is responsible for developing the Higg Index, a set of standardised supply chain measurement tools for all industry participants, that assesses facilities, brands and products to evaluate their environmental, social and labour impacts across the supply chain. With the Higg Index, the industry is addressing inefficiencies, resolving damaging practices and working to achieve the environmental and social transparency consumers demand. By joining forces, the SAC is helping to address the urgent, systemic challenges that are impossible for any one entity to change alone.