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1. SUPPORT

To support and facilitate sustainable practices in the fashion industry through promotional projects and events, seminars, training, provision of information, resources, advice and support.

2. NETWORK BUILDING

To encourage collaboration between businesses, organisations, and individuals in the fashion industry, to maximise the impact of initiatives in the arena and avoid duplication.

3. EDUCATION

To engage with schools, fashion institutions, the fashion industry and the general public to raise awareness and inform about sustainability in relation to fashion.

4. POVERTY REDUCTION

To reduce poverty and encourage fair and equitable trade through linking values led supply systems to market , training and awareness raising, providing information on ethical sourcing practices and opportunities, and capacity building and skills training.

5. ENVIRONMENT

To reduce the environmental footprint of the fashion industry through research, publications and reports, training and awareness raising, and information provision.

6. STANDARDS

Supporting sustainable standards, regulations, and labelling initiatives

  • To encourage, support and promote labelling and certification systems in relation to sustainability in the fashion industry
  • To work with other organisations to encourage and develop legislation and regulations to outlaw exploitative practices in the fashion industry.

Definitions: The use of sustainable and ethical in this context can be defined as socially and environmentally responsible. Refer to What is ethical fashion? for a more detailed definition

Our mission

The mission of the Ethical Fashion Forum is to SUPPORT and PROMOTE sustainable practices, facilitate COLLABORATION, raise AWARENESS and provide the TOOLS AND RESOURCES needed to reduce poverty, reduce environmental damage and raise standards in the fashion industry.