2020 - 2021
For the first time in the Fashion industry, the Fashion Pact unites CEOs of 60+ global leading companies from the fashion and textile industry - fashion, sports, lifestyle and luxury as well as suppliers and retailers – committing to a common core of ambitious quantified environmental objectives focusing on three themes: the fight against climate change, the conservation of biodiversity and the protection of the oceans.
One year after its creation, on August 2019, the Fashion Pact signatories have identified first tangible targets and have established a way of working together.
“The environmental issues that cloud our future are such that they cannot be addressed alone. For this reason the Prada Group has enthusiastically joined the Fashion Pact which represents a perfect example of today’s multilateralism. The spirit of this coalition is based on awareness, cooperation and solidarity on an international level, transcending local interests and pursuing the common good of humanity for this and future generations. So what should we be doing? We need to weave a network to connect the many oases of fraternity that exist in the world.”
Carlo Mazzi, Chairman of Prada S.p.A.
At the end of 2020, the coalition reached an exceptional magnitude bringing together more than 250 brands and an estimated 1/3 of the entire sector.
The coalition is born out of the recognition that only collective action can change the environmentally harmful impact of the fashion industry.
“This first year of collaboration and exchange has enabled us to proceed more quickly in the processes of internal analysis and evaluation and to strengthen relations between company departments before starting to implement projects in the field that adhere to the principles of the coalition”.
LORENZO BERTELLI, Prada Group Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
The Fashion Pact’s objectives draw on the Science-Based Targets (SBT) initiative, which focuses on action in three essential areas for safeguarding the planet:
Below the companies in the fashion and textile industry part of the coalition, for a total number of 250 brands involved.
ADIDAS, ALDO GROUP, AUCHAN RETAIL, BALLY, BESTSELLER, BONAVERI, BURBERRY, CALZEDONIA GROUP, CAPRI HOLDINGS LIMITED, CARREFOUR, CHANEL, CELIO, DAMARTEX GROUP, DCM JENNYFER, DECATHLON, DIESEL, EL CORTE INGLES, ERALDA, ETAM GROUP, ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA, EVERYBODY & EVERYONE, FARFETCH, FASHION3, FIGARET, FUNG GROUP, GANT, GALERIES LAFAYETTE, GAP Inc., GEOX, GROUPE BEAUMANOIR, GROUPE ERAM, GROUPE ETAM, GROUPE IDKIDS, GROUPE ROSSIGNOL, GRUPPO ARMANI, GTS GROUP, H&M GROUP, HERMES, HERNO, HOUSE OF BAUKJEN, INDITEX, KARL LAGERFELD, KERING, KIABI, LA REDOUTE, LADY LAWYER FASHION ARCHIVE, MANGO, MATCHESFASHION.COM, MONCLER, MONOPRIX, NANA JUDY, NIKE, NOABRANDS, NORDSTROM, PAUL & JOE, PRADA S.p.A., PROMOD, PUMA, PVH Corp., RALPH LAUREN, RUYI, SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, SELFRIDGES GROUP, SPARTOO-ANDRE, STELLA MCCARTNEY, TAPE À L'OEIL, TAPESTRY, TENDAM.
Ahead of the G7 meeting at Biarritz from August 24-26, French President Emmanuel Macron, accompanied by Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire,Minister of Labour Muriel Pénicaud, and Deputy Minister of Ecological and Solidary Transition Brune Poirson, has invited to the Elysée Palace representatives of the 32 fashion and textile companies who have launched the Fashion Pact by his side.
In April 2019, ahead of the G7 meeting, Emmanuel Macron had given François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kering, a mission to bring together the leading players in fashion and textile, with the aim of setting practical objectives for reducing the environmental impact of the fashion industry.
Carlo Mazzi, Chairman of Prada S.p.A., invited at the Elysée Palace by French President Emmanuel Macron, in that occasion has declared: "Our participation to the Fashion Pact initiative is a natural progression of the Prada Group commitment in sustainability, a path made of various projects in the environmental, cultural and social sphere. From now on, the possibility to target these goals together with other important fashion companies represents a concrete hope for a sustainable development that nobody could reach all alone."
Representatives of the companies that signed the Fashion Pact met for the first time on October 24, 2019 in Paris to define the organizational arrangements for the coalition. Discussions at the working meeting focused on the governance of the Fashion Pact, the organization of the work to be carried out by its members as well as the translation of their commitments into practical goals.