We're here to provide you with resources to learn more about fashion, sustainability, redesign and how you can create in a way that does not harm the planet.
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The GFA is a leadership forum for industry collaboration on fashion sustainability. As organizers of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the forum is responsible for setting the agenda of sustainability in fashion.
Higg Index and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition
The Higg Index is a remarkably helpful tool that allows brands, manufacturers, and retailers to track and evaluate their environmental and social impact using a set of standardized evaluation tools. The Materials Sustainability Index is a free, online tool for designers and brands that ranks textiles on a variety of sustainability markers.
Fashion Revolution is a not-for-profit that aims to raise awareness of (and create solutions to) the issues that are prevalent within the fashion industry. Fashion Revolution Week occurs every year around April 24th to honor the lives lost in the tragic Rana Plaza collapse in 2013. It has become an incredible global call to arms for consumers and brands to open a dialogue around the conditions in which clothing is made.
Accelerating Circularity is an industry project aimed at increasing textile circularity instead of waste (and it is funded by the Gap, Target, Walmart, and VF Corp).
Social Accountability International
Social Accountability International is an NGO and policy leader on human rights for workers around the world. The organization provides certification and training for companies to affirm their dedication to fair treatment of workers.
Ethical Fashion Report by the Baptist World Aid Organization
This report evaluates over 400 companies around the world on their labour practices with the aim to empower consumers to make ethical choices when purchasing apparel.
This is a site (with accompanying app) that rates fashion brands on ethical and environmental standards. The process is non-scientific and provides an overall basic rating so you can quickly review which brands are making efforts to be sustainable.
BTL is an LA-based organization raising awareness and creating a community around sustainable fashion.
Fashion Takes Action advances sustainability in the entire fashion system through education, awareness and collaboration. FTA has partnered with over 800 entrepreneurs and businesses since launching in 2007. In 2019, FTA and PwC Canada launched the Sustainable Fashion Toolkit in an effort to help global brands and retailers save time when researching the many resources and strategies that are available.
Eco Cult is a respected source in the fashion industry and covers a wide range of industries, from fashion and beauty to travel and home goods. If you want to dive deep into sustainability, Eco Cult is a great place to start.
Established in 2003, the Sourcing Journal covers the oft-overlooked aspects of the fashion industry, namely, production and sourcing. The publication has become a reliable source for coverage of sustainability and labour issues.
The Good Trade is an excellent online resource for sustainable fashion and beauty news.
An open listing of sustainable fibers and fabrics by Nadine Farag