Leading NGOs unite as the Fashion Conveners to Accelerate Sustainable Transformation of the Apparel and Accessory Industry.
Apparel Impact Institute (AII), Fashion for Good (FFG), Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), Fashion Makes Change (FMC), Responsible Business Coalition at Fordham University (RBC), Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), Textile Exchange, Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, and ZDHC recently announced a new collaboration by the name of Fashion Conveners.
The industry’s leading subject matter experts have united as the Fashion Conveners. Spurred by the vulnerabilities the global pandemic brought forward, the group recognises the urgency to accelerate the transformational changes needed to reduce the environmental and social impacts across fashion.
The Fashion Conveners will function as a global coalition, working individually and collectively to accelerate action through high-level partnerships, developing strategies and initiatives across the various sub-sectors of industry. https://www.fashionconveners.org/
Contributing nearly 3% of the global GDP, fashion’s long-term success is wholly dependent on a healthy planet and people, the security of natural resources, and the safety, health, and prosperity of its workforce and their communities. COVID 19 only further exposed the fragility of our industry’s value chain, yet also served as evidence of the power of environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices into action – a veritable proof of concept demonstrating that a more sustainable industry is a more resilient industry, capable of healing the planet and better supporting its people.
Collectively recognizing the importance of setting an ambitious vision to drive change and action, the group works to support common agendas, create partnerships, and holistically drive the industry’s progress along a journey of continuous improvement. While maintaining individual goals and independence, the organizations are aligned on key metrics, performance standards, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Leveraging shared knowledge, skills, data, research and networks, the Fashion Conveners are focused on harnessing the power of the group’s subject matter expertise, creativity, innovation and economies of scale to strategically catalyze action with partnered brands and companies. Fashion Conveners develops solutions, provides resources, drives policy, and accelerates the industry’s adoption of more sustainable and regenerative practices.
Partner Organizations (Fashion Conveners is a global coalition of nonprofits)
Textile Exchange, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), Apparel Impact Institute
Fashion Makes Change (FMC), Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), ZDHC
Fashion for Good, Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, Responsible Business Coalition (RBC)