Partners & Steering Committee

The British Fashion Council thanks the steering committee for their time and expertise in the ongoing development of the Institute of Positive Fashion (IPF).

The role of the steering committee is to share and identify both individual and institutional expertise to inform strategy and participate in collective action.  The IPF aims to avoid duplication, highlighting resources that are already available, focusing on disseminating information, identifying gaps of information required and bringing together stakeholders to assess and address collective challenges and collaborate on action where required.

The steering committee have a common goal in that the industry must change, challenges must be addressed and that change will only happen when the industry unites to take action.


Caroline Rush
British Fashion Council
Claire Bergkamp
Textile Exchange
Cyrill Gutsch
Parley for the Oceans
Dax Lovegrove
Jimmy Choo & Versace
Jalaj Hora
Judith Rosser-Davies
UK Fashion & Textile Association
Lynda Petherick
Shailja Dube
British Fashion Council
Simon Platts


The British Fashion Council and the UN Office of Partnerships have joined forces to promote the Sustainable Development Goals within the fashion industry through the Conscious Fashion Campaign. 

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The BFC collaborates with the United Nations Office for Partnerships as a partner for the promotion and implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals across the fashion industry.

No Poverty
Zero Hunger
Good health and well-Being
Quality Education
Gender Equality
Clean Water And Sanitation
Affordable And Clean Energy
Decent Work And Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation And Infrastucuture
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Cities And Communities
Responsible Consumption And Production
Climate Action
Life Below Water
Life On Land
Peace Justice And Strong Institutions
Partenership For the Goals

The BFC is delighted to welcome DHL and Vanish, Part of Reckitt, as founding partners of the IPF to support the research stage of the Circular Fashion Ecosystem project.


Circular Fashion Ecosystem Advisory Board

Claire Bergkamp
Chief Operating Officer
Textile Exchange
Shailja Dube
Institute of Positive Fashion Lead and Circular Fashion Ecosystem Project Lead
British Fashion Council
Jalaj Hora
Vice President of Product Innovation and Consumer Creation
Dax Lovegrove
Global Director of Sustainability
Jimmy Choo and Versace
Cyndi Rhoades
Worn Again Technologies
Judith Rosser-Davies
Sonia Thimmiah
Head of Sustainable Brands and Customer Partnership
Franz von Bismarck-Osten
Senior Director of Sector Development for the eRetail & Fashion Industry
Alan Wheeler
Textile Recycling Association