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Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2019
The Pulse Report was co-developed with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm and one of the world’s leading advisor on business strategy, and Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the coalition that has developed the Higg Index, a suite of tools that standardises value chain sustainability measurement for all industry participants.
Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2018
According to the Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2018 report, the industry’s performance remains weak. The Pulse Score is 38 out of 100. In the past year, it improved by six points. The Pulse Survey, which covers the perspectives of decision-makers from all industry segments, confirms that the sustainability agenda became increasingly prominent in shaping the corporate agenda. Of the executives polled, 52% reported that sustainability targets provided guidance for almost every strategic decision they made—an increase of 18 percentage points from last year. While encouraging, these results also indicate the need for still more movement toward increasingly responsible practices.
Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2017
The Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2017 Report explores alternative business models for how clothes could be made, distributed and consumed based on a proposed ‘landscape for change’ including 40 possible ways to increase industry sustainability performance. We looked at materials including cotton and polyester and chose to highlight the intrinsic dilemmas that need to be considered for every material choice. The report aims to inform its readers about both the opportunities and the ramifications of substituting conventional cotton. As stated in the report “the proposed landscape is a first attempt to sketch out the spectrum of options available. It is meant to invite further input and rich discussions during the coming year.” Similar to this, the Pulse report also quantified a number of initiatives to help demonstrate the possible value to be captured if the industry would start to act immediately on selected topics. The examples used under each change lever served an illustrative purpose and were not straightforward recommendations as such.
BESTSELLER Participates in GFA’s Circular Fashion Partnership in Bangladesh
In order to successfully implement effective waste stream structures across their supply chain, and ensure circular value is captured in manufacturing countries, BESTSELLER joined GFA’s Circular Fashion Partnership in Bangladesh.
Calling fashion stakeholders: new consultation set to define holistic and concrete targets for a net-positive industry
SHARM EL SHEIKH, 8 November 2022: Today, at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced that they have partnered to launch the Fashion Industry Target Consultation – seeking publ
Cutting through the complexity: Fashion industry organisations rally together to consolidate guidance for leaders
06 June 2022: Today, on the eve of Global Fashion Summit, Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) released The GFA Monitor — a new report to guide fashion leaders towards a net positive fashion industry.
APPAREL IMPACT INSTITUTE ON EFFICIENT USE OF RESOURCES
Today, we see consumer industries continue to exploit Earth’s natural resources threatening biodiversity, while planetary resources, such as water and land, are limited. Optimising resource efficiency and minimising the use of natural resources are c
Solution Spotlight: Lenzing and Södra take a giant leap further towards closing the loop from fiber to fiber in fashion
Lenzing, a leading global supplier of wood-based specialty fibers, and Södra, a world-class producer of pulp, signed a cooperation agreement with the clear objective of making a decisive contribution to addressing the enormous textile waste challenge
Solution Spotlight: YKK launches digitally connected zippers in collaboration with Houdini and EON Product Cloud
Changing the current practices of manufacturing and consumption is one of the ways in which society can thrive in a sustainable way. In the apparel industry, this vision is manifested in “circular fashion,” which we see more often every day.
Solution Spotlight: Circular fashion and textile technology group Infinited Fiber Company further their mission to make textile circularity an everyday reality
In the past few months Infinited Fiber have announced significant collaborations with several big name brands as they ramp up the preparations for their planned flagship factory. Infinited Fiber Company’s technology turns cellulose-based raw material
Solution Spotlight: Recover™ aims to solve this need with the accelerated adoption and scaling of its recycled cotton.
Sustainability has taken center stage in the fashion and textiles industry in recent years, as the industry´s toll on the environment becomes more and more evident. With the fashion industry contributing to global water pollution, a growing scarcity
Solution Spotlight: Kno Global extends factory worker community to India amidst COVID-19
Amidst COVID-19 online social community has been a need for all of us. Especially for the people working in factories making our products. It’s traditionally been hard to measure and quantify the social impact of business activities, however Kno Glob
Solution Spotlight: Birla Cellulose: Circular fibers and sustainable fashion
The current system for producing, distributing and using clothing operates almost in a linear way. It generates about 92 million tons of waste every year, out of which only 1% is estimated to be recycled, most of it is going to landfill and incinerat
Solution Spotlight: Chargeurs*PCC Launches Digital Asset Studio in CLO-SET Connect to Innovate the 3D Digital Design Process
Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, the world’s largest apparel interlinings manufacturer, and CLO Virtual Fashion, the world leader in 3D garment simulation technology, announce that Chargeurs’ digital assets are now available in the CLO-SET Connect
Solution Spotlight: Avery Dennison Announces Partnership with Browzwear to Accelerate Market-First 3D Solutions for Apparel Industry
Avery Dennison, a global leader in innovation and materials science, branding, and manufacturing, has announced its partnership with Browzwear, a pioneer of 3D digital solutions for the fashion industry, to launch enhancements for its 3D design softw
Solution Spotlight: Eastman Naia™ cellulosic fiber- A sustainable choice for sweaters and knitwear
Eastman, maker of sustainably sourced Naia™ cellulosic fiber, recently launched its Naia™ fiber in the sweaters/knitwear category. Naia™ fiber is a sustainable choice for sweaters and knitwear, giving designers more choices and versatility to create.
The Faces Behind the Circular Fashion Partnership: Lynne Walker
As Director of Primark Cares, Lynne Walker is responsible for transforming Primark Cares from a label to a value, leading a dedicated team and working closely with multiple others across the business to accelerate Primark’s decade-long sustainability
The Faces Behind the Circular Fashion Partnership: Mostafiz Uddin
Mostafiz is a visionary entrepreneur who owns a niche, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible compliant garment manufacturing plant in Bangladesh. He is part of the circular fashion partnership to drive change in the fashion industry.
Ralph Lauren Joins Global Fashion Agenda’s Strategic Partner Group, Supporting its Mission to Prioritise Sustainability in Fashion
Global Fashion Agenda, announced today that Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL), the global, iconic leader in premium lifestyle products, will join its group of Strategic Partners.
GLOBAL FASHION GROUP JOINS GLOBAL FASHION AGENDA’S STRATEGIC PARTNER GROUP – CONTRIBUTING A FOCUS ON NEW MARKETS
GFG, the leading online fashion and lifestyle destination in emerging markets and GFA, the leading non-profit for industry collaboration on sustainability in fashion, have today announced a strategic partnership.
Leaders will forge alliances for a new era to tackle fashion’s social and environmental issues
Global Fashion Summit, the leading international forum for sustainability in fashion, will convene core stakeholders across fashion, parallel industries, investment, policy and NGOs to forge alliances for a new era.
Fashion industry will gather in landmark digital event to discuss the bold topic of ‘Prosperity vs. Growth’
Global Fashion Agenda, the foremost leadership forum for sustainability in fashion, has today revealed the theme for this year’s digital edition of the industry-renowned Copenhagen Fashion Summit – CFS+. Under the premise ‘Prosperity vs. Growth’, CFS