Take Action

Now is the time to take action to meet the targets set out in the Paris Agreement. These organisations provide clear pathways to make positive change.

The fashion industry has an important part to play and we encourage you to sign up to as many as you can. We will be monitoring commitments made throughout the year and will be using the IPF Forum to track progress.

The IPF Forum was designed to enable you to take local action through global collaboration.

RACE TO ZERO

The Race to Zero (RtZ) is a global campaign, rallying leadership support from 2,360 businesses, 708 cities, 24 regions, 163 of the biggest investors, and 624 higher education institutions. It is led by the High-Level Climate Champions Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz, and the objective is to build momentum around the shift to a decarbonised economy ahead of COP26.

The RtZ covers a multitude of sectors, where members of the RtZ have a goal to halve emissions by 2030, and achieve net zero as soon as possible - and by 2050 at the latest.  For the fashion sector, the official RtZ partner is the UNFCCC Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, where companies that meet the minimum criteria and have over 500 employees can join the RtZ via Charter, or via the SME Climate Hub for companies with less than 500 employees.

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UNFCCC

The Fashion for Global Climate Action initiative calls on the Fashion industry to acknowledge the contribution of the sector to climate change and our responsibility to strive towards climate neutrality for a safer planet.

Through collective action and bold leadership, we have the power to make this fast and drastic transformation.  By signing the Charter, you can demonstrate your commitment to playing your part to ensure the fashion sector is on the path to a low-carbon future.

If you would like to join please contact UN Climate Change secretariat here.

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Sustainable Markets Initiative

As part of his Sustainable Markets Initiative, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has launched the ‘Terra Carta’ – a charter that provides a roadmap to 2030 for businesses and investors to move towards an ambitious and sustainable future; one that will harness the power of nature combined with the transformative power, innovation and resources of the private sector.
 
You can become a public supporter of the Terra Carta by contacting the SMI secretariat here.
 
Please detail your organisation and state who from your company will commit to live up to the Terra Carta principles, n.b., this is usually a CEO or Chairman.
 
As a supporter of the Terra Carta, your CEO or Chairman will be publicly listed on the Sustainable Markets Initiative website and the SMI will support you with amplifying your commitment.

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Textiles 2030

Textiles 2030 is the UK’s national textile sector collaboration making rapid, science-based progress on climate action and the circular use of products and materials. Starting in April 2021, this new voluntary agreement brings together fashion and home textile businesses, government, recyclers, technology innovators, academia, community and sector organisations. It is the trailblazer for other national initiatives.

All stakeholders should join – to build back greener, influence policy, increase customer loyalty and satisfy investors.

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THE FASHION PACT

The Fashion Pact is a global coalition of companies in the fashion and textile industry (ready-to-wear, sport, lifestyle and luxury) including their suppliers and distributors, all committed to a common core of key environmental goals in three areas: stopping global warming, restoring biodiversity and protecting the oceans.

Launched as a mission given to Kering Chairman and CEO, François-Henri Pinault by French President, Emmanuel Macron, the Fashion Pact was presented to Heads of State at the G7 Summit in Biarritz.

Uniquely, the Fashion Pact is member-led, action-oriented, and focuses on going beyond existing efforts.

Today, the pact has over 70 members, together representing over 1/3 of the fashion industry, each eager to leverage collective action to achieve what simply cannot be achieved alone.

To learn more, or to inquire about membership, please contact The Fashion Pact Secretariat here.

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Conscious Fashion Network

The Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network is a United Nations (UN) hosted online platform for industry stakeholders, media, Governments, and UN system entities to showcase and enable collaborations that accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Members include Mara Hoffman, Lenzing, LYCRA, Textile Exchange, CFDA and Positive Luxury.

The Network fosters transparent, inclusive, and transformative engagement of global stakeholders to drive urgent action for sustainability. Its key objective is to mobilize expertise, innovation, technology, and resources towards a sustainable and inclusive COVID-19 recovery, with the Sustainable Development Goals as a guiding framework.

The Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network is a joint initiative of the United Nations Office for Partnerships, the Division for Sustainable Development Goals - United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and the Fashion Impact Fund.

 

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FASHION AVENGERS

Convened by Project Everyone, Fashion Avengers is a new campaign of leading industry forces coming together to inspire and accelerate progress towards the United Nations' Global Goals. Head to @TheGlobalGoals and get involved today. Interested in becoming an Avenger alongside Burberry, PANGAIA, Rankin, Vanish & more?

Get in touch for more information.

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World Circular Textiles Day

World Circular Textiles Day, which takes place every year on 8th October, has been launched to celebrate the efforts of a growing community of companies, organisations and individuals actively working towards a circular textiles future.

An ever-evolving roadmap towards full circularity by 2050, created to:

  • Raise awareness around achieving a circular textiles world by 2050, across industry and with the wider general public.
  • Cultivate an online umbrella to capture the growing community of companies, organisations, academia, government agencies, cities and individuals actively working towards this future and to amplify these efforts.
  • Build a framework for a collaborative roadmap to be developed and revised over the next 30 years, until the vision is achieved.

Join hundreds of others across the world to get involved in World Circular Textiles Day, become a signatory here.

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