Sponsors, Partners & Alliances

Global Fashion Summit is proud to work with some of the world’s leading foundations, solution providers and companies, all of whom play a vital role in driving sustainability in their sectors.

Learn more about our Sponsors, Partners & Alliances below.

Sponsors of Global Fashion Summit: Boston Edition 2023

Trove logo

Principal Sponsor

Trove powers the resale ecosystem for beloved brands like Canada Goose, lululemon, Patagonia, REI, Levi’s, Arc’teryx, Carhartt, and more. They are the invisible thread that connects brands to people and people to each other.

Join Trove in the next era of commerce, where well-made products find appreciation with many owners, shopping is inclusive, waste is minimized and brands are more well loved. Discover the future of retail with Trove at Global Fashion Summit.


GS1 US, Inc.

Affiliate Sponsor

GS1 US® enables companies to power their supply chains to deliver safe, consistent, authentic, and trusted experiences. By using globally interoperable GS1 Standards, the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world, organizations have a common language to identify, capture and share trusted data, linking their physical and digital supply chains. Over 300,000 businesses in the U.S. power supply chains with GS1 Standards.


Affiliate Sponsor

For over 50 years, Smiley has been the global go-to logo for happiness. Born in 1972 to spread feel-good news, Smiley has since become one of the most influential trademarks in graphic design, inspiring creativity and positivity.

Future Positive® is their long-term commitment to build a sustainable future for all. They’re committed to making a positive impact on the world with the mission to make a difference and ‘make better’ with their partners. Smiley takes pride in being the leading IP to make a clear sustainability commitment, supported by the powerful trademark: Future Positive®.

Future Positive® supports grassroots brands, designers, and legitimate sustainability partners. By collaborating with major retail partners, sustainable trade show organizers, and auditing/mentoring organizations they create a halo campaign around sustainable practices. Future Positive® products are made with responsibly sourced materials that reduce harmful impact on our natural environment.


Affiliate Sponsor

The Lenzing Group stands for ecologically responsible production of specialty fiber made from the renewable raw material wood – known under the branded fibers name TENCEL™ and LENZING™ ECOVERO™. These high-quality fibers form the basis for a variety of textile applications ranging from elegant ladies clothing to versatile denims and high-performance sports clothing. As an innovation leader, Lenzing is a partner of global textile manufacturers and drives many new technological developments.


Global Fashion Agenda Partners

Global Fashion Agenda’s Strategic Partners are a small group of hand-picked companies, representing different market segments and geographies, who lead by example in their dedication to drive sustainable progress and provide essential leadership to support Global Fashion Agenda’s mission. They act as a first sounding in shaping our sustainability agenda and play an active role in content development, in particular by shaping and signing off on the CEO Agenda.

Our Associate Partners provide additional feedback and input in content.

We’re proud to work with some of the world’s leading companies, all of whom play a vital role in driving sustainability in their sectors.


Global Fashion Agenda has forged alliances with a number of selected stakeholders to accelerate the fashion industry’s climate action.


With the urgent need for industry transformation, the alliance between GFA and UNFCCC will accelerate the impact of the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action which aims to drive the fashion industry to net-zero emissions no later than 2050 in line with keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees.

The collaboration culminates around the organisations’ prestigious forums including GFA’s Global Fashion Summit and UNFCCC’s annual Conference of Parties (COP). Through these forums, the organisations will collaborate to unite fashion leaders and core stakeholders to facilitate knowledge sharing, impactful partnerships, and the implementation of bold actions needed to meet the Fashion Charter targets.

Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030

To unite iconic fashion, watch and jewellery brands in a bid to accelerate positive impact, GFA forged an alliance with the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030, in 2023.

The fashion, watch and jewellery industries are typically based on complex value chains with a myriad of ramifications; from the environmental impact of materials to the human rights issues among workers to the strain on precious resources. To address these, GFA and WJI 2030 share ambitious goals to create a better world.

Sustainable Apparel Coalition 

The SAC is a global multi-stakeholder nonprofit alliance for the consumer goods industry. GFA and SAC have formed a constructive alliance to combine leadership experiences and knowledge to accelerate industry transformation. We collaborate around key impact initiatives and forums.