January 26, 2018

Image: Global Fashion Agenda

64 international fashion brands have published their individual goals under the that was initiated by the Global Fashion Agenda last year. “Since the moment that the 64 brands signed the commitment, I have been very curious to see their goals”, said Eva Kruse, CEO of Global Fashion Agenda. “We have assessed all 143 goals, and although there are differences between the focus areas and level of commitment per brand, they all share the same goal: to take steps to transition towards a circular fashion industry. I find this very encouraging.”

All the brands involved work on one or more of the four main actions: implementing circular design strategies, increasing the volume of collected used garments, increasing the volume of sold used garments and increasing the percentage of garments made of post-consumer recycled fibres. Most brands, 55 in total, will focus on implementing circular design strategies, through the implementation of circular techniques in their production processes or through training designers on circular fashion.

The goals were published after the commitment was made during last year’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit. The 2020 Circular Fashion System Commitment is organised and reviewed by the Global Fashion Agenda, a Danish non-profit organisation that is committed to making the fashion industry sustainable. The progress of the participating brands will be monitored annually and published in a report. The first report will be published in May 2018.

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