Industry Development | Sustainable Fashion Academy

The Strength of Shared Initiatives

Our Commitment to Sustainability

The Sustainable Fashion Academy believes a holistic approach is required to truly influence the sustainable transformation of the fashion and apparel industry. This includes supporting critical initiatives and action of government bodies, public agencies, for-profit companies, civil society actors, and media and research organisations. SFA participates in a number of industry networks and activities to help drive change at industry level. Some of SFA’s activities include:


The Global Leadership Award in Sustainable Apparel (GLASA) was launched in 2013 to inspire bold and courageous leadership in the apparel sector and also mobilise key stakeholders around promising ideas or practices that can significantly increase the sustainability performance of the apparel industry.

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SAC is the apparel, footwear and home textile industry’s foremost alliance for sustainable production. The Coalition’s main focus is on building the Higg Index, a standardised supply chain measurement tool for all industry participants to understand the environmental and social and labor impacts of making and selling their products and services.

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Launched in 2009 as the first project under NFA, the Nordic Initiative Clean and Ethical (NICE) project and its underlying educational focus on sustainable fashion creates a unique foundation for developing a strong Nordic fashion organisation devoted to competence building and global positioning. In a manifesto for new Nordic Fashion, NFA aims to define a number of strongholds and objectives to inspire a new vision for the Nordic fashion industry and the Nordic region.

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The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) is the representative body for the sporting goods sector in Europe. FESI engages with all European political institutions and other European authorities and bodies that impact the Sporting Goods industry. Moreover, FESI represents the interest of its members vis a vis Sport Governing bodies such as UEFA, and communicates with a variety of European stakeholders across a wide range of issues, from trade, environment and sustainability. 

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