Sustainable Fashion Organisations

Here are some of the leading sustainability organisations to know in 2020. 

Fashion Revolution

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Not-for-profit global movement founded by Carry Somers and Orsola de Castro which highlights working conditions and the people behind the garments. With teams in over 100 countries around the world, Fashion Revolution campaigns for systemic reform of the fashion industry with a focus on the need for greater transparency in the fashion supply chain.

More info (Website): https://www.fashionrevolution.org/

The Ethical Fashion Initiative

Flagship program of the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and World Trade Organization, enables artisans living in urban and rural poverty to connect with the global fashion chain. The Initiative also works with the rising generation of fashion talent from Africa, encouraging the forging sustainable and fulfilling creative collaborations with artisans on the continent.

More info (Website): https://ethicalfashioninitiative.org/

Fashion Takes Action

Fashion Takes Action

Know has well has FTA, it’s a non-profit organization established in 2007. It is an organisation that promotes social justice, fair trade and sustainable clothing production as well as advances sustainability in the fashion system through education, awareness and collaboration. FTA promotes sustainable fashion via social media, PR, hosting fashion shows, public talks, school lectures and conferences.

More info (Website): https://fashiontakesaction.com

Global Organic Textile Standards

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognized as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.

More info (Website): https://www.global-standard.org/

Fair Wear Foundation

Fair Wear Foundation is an independent multistakeholder organisation that works with garment brands, garment workers and industry influencers to improve labour conditions in garment factories.The organisation is working  in 11 production countries. 

More info (Website): https://www.fairwear.org/

IndustriALL Global Union

IndustriALL Global Union

IndustriALL Global Union is a global union federation, founded in Copenhagen on 19 June 2012. IndustriALL Global Union represents more than 50 million working people in more than 140 countries, working across the supply chains in mining, energy and manufacturing sectors at the global level.

More info (Website): http://www.industriall-union.org/

Eco-Age

Founded by Livia Firth, Eco-Age is a sustainability and communications consultancy based in London, which specialises in high fashion. Creating campaigns and programmes that encourage both industry members and consumers to engage with sustainable fashion brands, Eco-Age works with luxury brands and retailers, (MatchesFashion, Stella McCartney, Kering… The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange, launched this year, brings together 52 Commonwealth countries to celebrate the importance of artisanal design and encourage trade between nations.

More info (Website): https://eco-age.com/

Centre for Sustainable Fashion

Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) is a Research Centre of the University of the Arts London based at London College of Fashion.  Centre for Sustainable Fashion is a research institute with a commitment to exploring ways of using fashion to drive change through research and collaboration between education and industry.

More info (Website): https://sustainable-fashion.com/

 

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Centre for Sustainable Fashion

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a UK registered charity which aims to inspire a generation to re-think, re-design & build a positive future through the framework of a circular economy. The foundation works with businesses and governments, creates educational material and analysis, and has launched initiatives like Make Fashion Circular which works with industry leaders like Burberry and Stella McCartney.

More info (Website): https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/

Redress

Redress

Based in Hong Kong, Redress works with designers, manufacturers, educators, governments and consumers in Asia to reduce textile waste in the region. Founded in 2007 by Christina Dean, to date the company has collected over 23 tonnes of unwanted clothing in Hong Kong. The Redress Design Award, now in its 8th year, has become a global platform for young design talent to find commercially viable models for sustainable fashion, this year it received applications from 56 countries.

More info (Website): https://redress.org/

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

The San Francisco-based Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) came about through an unlikely partnership between chain retailer Walmart and outdoor clothing label Patagonia, in 2010. The coalition is now made up of over 220 institutions across the industry, including retailers, suppliers, trade associations, nonprofits and brands. Key to the group’s success is the Higg Index, a “standardised supply chain measurement suite of tools” used to evaluate the whole industry on a unified set of standards.

More info (Website): https://apparelcoalition.org/