The European Fashion Alliance is made up of 25 European fashion organizations with the aim of fostering a successful, sustainable and inclusive European fashion ecosystem.
The European Fashion Alliance is led by the German Fashion Council, and partner organizations include the Global Fashion Agenda, the Norwegian Fashion Hub and the Baltic Fashion Federation. The aim is for organizations to work together to strengthen European fashion at a sustainable, inclusive, innovative and supportive level and to accelerate the translation of these goals into real actions and policy recommendations.
The Fashion Council of Germany says that the Frankfurt Agreement, in the way it was created, means that European fashion organizations have decided to join this new industrial coalition and jointly develop an active and reactive strategy for necessary changes in the industry in the coming months.
The first summit in March was supported by Messe Frankfurt, the world’s leading organizer of textile fairs. The Messe Frankfurt Texpertise Network, a combination of a global network and highly valued international textile expertise worldwide, currently includes 60 international events for the entire textile sector, including clothing and fashion segments, interior and contract textiles, technical textiles & textile processing and Textile care.
Earlier this week (June 21st), the European Fashion Alliance used this international platform to present its vision and mission during a panel discussion.
Maria Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said in her introductory speech at the Frankfurt Summit on March 23, 2022: “Fashion is a key industry for creative design. I know that you have gathered today to discuss, among other things, the possibility of creating a European fashion alliance. I personally think this is a brilliant idea. See me as a facilitator and count on my support. ”
Dirk Vantyghem, Director General of the European Clothing and Textile Confederation (Euratex), told Just Style on Tuesday (June 21st) that the Commission’s planned ‘Textile Transition Fund’ could be key to achieving a sustainable clothing and textile industry in Europe.