Global Fashion Agenda

Global Fashion Agenda

For a world beyond next season

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Located in the heart of Copenhagen by the charming Frederiksholmkanal and close to the harbour and beautiful Christiansborg castle, Global Fashion Agenda works on changing the fashion industry  –   for a world beyond next season.

Sustainability knowledge

Making sustainability fashionable: GFA is first and foremost a fashion platform, that conveys sustainability knowledge and experts to mainstream fashion executives and creatives, taking sustainability out of the lab and into the boardroom, thereby influencing decision-making at a strategic and operational level.

Global Fashion Agenda
Global Fashion Agenda is a leading global forum on fashion sustainability founded in 2016 and anchored around Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the world’s leading event on sustainability in fashion for industry decision-makers. Global Fashion Agenda advances a year-round mission to mobilise the international fashion industry and community to transform the way we produce and consume fashion.
GFA's ambitions
In collaboration with a selected group of strategic partners Global Fashion Agenda will lead the broader global sustainability conversation and create a platform to communicate and promote industry standards such as The Higg Index. GFA will co-develop yearly recommendations with strategic partners that will be put forward to the industry and jointly support commitments of the industry to tangible actions. Policy-makers and government officials are responsible for providing the regulatory and economic framework within which the fashion industry operates. As a neutral component, GFA will engage with government officials to advocate for positive regulatory changes to facilitate commitment and action by the fashion industry. GFA will support and make accessible the best of the existing tools and solutions from various experts .
Reaching all corners of the fashion sector
Global Fashion Agenda aims to create a movement by engaging the entire spectrum of stakeholders that can make a difference, from CEOs to consumers, luxury to high street, sustainability experts to fashion influencers, academia to business, designers to suppliers and policy-makers to NGOs. Global Fashion Agenda aims to identify the most important issues and solutions for the industry as a whole.
Amplifying and demystifying expertise
Global Fashion Agenda will take a collaborative approach to curate, amplify and tap into the best of ongoing initiatives and programmes. There is a need to reinforce the message of these initiatives to a wider and non-expert audience, translating often complex knowledge and tools into accessible resources for executives and creatives alike and providing the business perspective.
Rallying decision-makers on concrete commitments
The flagship initiative Copenhagen Fashion Summit is the largest event convening the major fashion industry decision-makers at a global scale, ranging from C-suite level executives and policy-makers to designers, buyers and fashion influencers. The Summit aims to join forces to focus efforts across and for the benefit of the entire sector, and unite these decision-makers around a firm commitment to transformation.
Strategic partners of Global Fashion Agenda
For the better of the entire fashion industry, GFA is working closely together with Kering, H&M, Target and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition as strategic partners. They will come together to openly share their strategic priorities and expertise and provide thought leadership on what it takes to drive intelligent progress in the industry. The aim is to inspire concrete commitments from the industry.

Kering

With its ambitious 2025 Targets, Kering is crafting a new, sustainable luxury and by ‘empowering imagination’ the group encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner. Kering is committed to care about its impact on the planet, climate change and natural resources.

Sustainable Apparel Coalition
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is the apparel, footwear and home textile industry’s foremost alliance for sustainable production. The Coalition’s main focus is on building the Higg Index, a standardized supply chain measurement tool for all industry participants to understand the environmental and social and labour impacts of making and selling their products and services.   By measuring sustainability performance, the industry can address inefficiencies, resolve damaging practices and achieve the environmental and social transparency that consumers are starting to demand.
Target Corporation
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation serves guests at more than 1,800 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million a week. The retailer is proud to leverage its scale,  its expertise in design and innovation,  a dedication to transparency and its long-standing commitment to being a responsible, sustainable company to achieve greater good. Sustainability is integrated throughout Target and the company continues to integrate sustainable practices across its business with a focus on using its resources responsibly and maintaining the health of its communities.

H&M

As one of the first big fashion companies to recognise consumer demand for greater transparency and ethical production methods, H&M has not only set out the vision to become a 100% circular business, but also to lead the change towards circular and renewable fashion while being a fair and equal company.

"The fashion industry is the most powerful industry in the world – it’s a powerful communication tool like no other”

Eva Kruse, CEO of Global Fashion Agenda and Copenhagen Fashion Summit

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