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Fellowship 500

The Ethical Fashion Fellowship will unite 500 pioneering innovators in fashion and sustainability to take the movement to the next level.

Fellows gain recognition, can be selected for discounted access to the SOURCE platform, and benefit from the opportunity to help shape EFF’s strategy to transform social and environmental standards in the fashion industry.

Are you an innovator in the sustainable fashion sector? Be a part of an inspirational movement: Join the Fellowship 500.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO BECOME A FELLOW?

People and businesses who are innovating in sustainability in the fashion sector, or have the potential to do so. This includes entrepreneurs and individuals with innovative ideas, passion and drive- as well as businesses, from start ups to large retailers which have integrated social and environmental best practice. We have a Fellowship partnership scheme with Colleges and educational institutions and a limited number of student fellowships are available every year.

Fellowship 500 aims to bring together individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses from every part of the fashion industry sector. To do this effectively we aim to engage up to 20-50 fellows in each of a range of specific skill categories or industry sectors: These are listed below.

WHAT CAN I ENJOY AS A FELLOW?

  • Become a part of a diverse and influential movement in the fashion sector. Connect with its leaders, innovators, and pioneers.
  • Access to new ideas, skills and contacts through the FELLOWSHIP 500 network
  • The opportunity to attend FELLOWSHIP 500 events
  • The opportunity to contribute to EFF’s strategy to transform social and environmental standards in the fashion industry through the FELLOWSHIP 500 network

Access to all SOURCE subscribers benefits, including:

  • Full members access to the ground breaking SOURCE platform, including SOURCE Intelligence and ethical suppliers information on the SOURCE Database
  • The opportunity to list you business or skills on the SOURCE Database, and to benefit from promotion as an Ethical Fashion Fellow through EFF’s media channels
  • Access to discounts and special offers through EFF and partners, including free expert consultancy, discounted access to trade shows, and much more.

GOALS OF FELLOWSHIP 500

FELLOWSHIP 500 has been launched by the Ethical Fashion Forum with the aim of taking the fashion industry to tipping point- the point at which sustainable practices by fashion businesses become the rule rather than the exception to it- from field to final product.

The Fellowship will do this through:

  • Uniting 500 of the world’s foremost innovators and leaders in the fashion sector every year
  • Supporting and facilitating collaboration between these leaders towards common sustainability goals
  • Inspiring innovative thinking, enabling positive change and creating an enlightened space to tackle the challenges of the fashion industry
  • Putting the spotlight on the industries leaders, globally, through the Fellowship scheme
  • Encouraging more fashion sector professionals and businesses to engage with sustainability and to become leaders in their fields, in every part of the world

COLLEGE FELLOWSHIP

Students and graduates dedicated to sustainability principles are already playing a pivotal role in driving forward the ethical fashion movement. In order to facilitate access by students to the SOURCE platform and inspire and motivate increased engagement with sustainability, the Ethical Fashion Forum has extended Fellowship to Colleges, partnering with colleges to offer low cost access to all components of the SOURCE to students.

College Fellows subscribe to the SOURCE on behalf of students at a fraction of the cost of individual subscription.

FELLOWSHIP ROUND TABLES

During 2012 the Ethical Fashion Forum is running a programme of invitation only Fellowship round tables, bringing together sector leaders and pioneers.

We will also be consulting with fellows on other Fellowship networking opportunities and events.

Our 2012 event programme includes a number of virtual round tables allowing Fellows located all over the world to take part.

ETHICAL FASHION FELLOWSHIP 500 PRODUCT AND SKILL SECTORS

Skills and sectors that we have identified include:

Fashion Design innovation
Textile Design innovation
Recycling and Upcycling
Cotton
Colleges- education sector
Supply sector- CMT- factories
Supply sector-Textiles
Supply sector-Fairtrade/ cooperative
Footwear
Accessories
Jewellery
Menswear
Childrenswear
Luxury / Designer names
High St / Corporate (including targeting specific roles within this, eg buyers, technicians)
Online innovation
Independent multi brand retailers
Individual innovators and consultants
Press/ Media
Awareness raising/ activism

FELLOWSHIP 500