SDGs for Better Fashion
Description/achievement of initiative

The environmental and social implications of fashion production and disposal, make it of high relevance to integrate the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals into this industry, to make it fully sustainable and positive for people and the ecosystem. The aim of the commitment, is to integrate the UN SDGs in this industry, to tackle the environmental and social issues related to clothing production and consumption: Implementation of sustainable design strategies, promoting the use of sustainable technologies and appropriate resource management throughout the textile supply chain, proposing new business models and engaging with consumers for better consumption habits.

Implementation methodologies

SDGs for better fashion, will engage with: 1. Students: Providing knowledge about the SDGs and the relation to fashion to Fashion design-related students from universities, since they will be the front force of the market in the next years. 2. Companies: Lectures in industry events and conferences and through tailor-made workshops and individual advisory to help fashion and textile companies align their sustainable initiatives and reporting to the aims of the SDGs. 3. Consumers: Engaging with consumers is crucial to the realization of sustainable initiatives. Consumers will be engaged through lectures and exhibitions open for the public.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Capacity Building will be done in person and remotely, trough lectures and workshops; as well as with public exhibitions. Furthermore, we will make use of technology to expand our reach online through Webinars and social media communication.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

The initiative "SDGs for Better Fashion" will be coordinated by Mutual adjustment; where the members of the staff will conduct the activities interdependently and communicate with each other of the progress.


Progress reports
Goal 4
Goal 9
Goal 12
Goal 13
2019 April
Create Consumer Awareness by offering Free Webinar during the international campaign "Fashion Revolution Week"
April 2019
Reach 100 fashion design students through the SDGs for Fashion workshop.
December 2018
Engage in at least 3 public events to reach consumers via keynote or exhibition.
December 2022
Integrate and measure at least 3 SDG targets into every consulting project from 2020-2022, e.g. sustainable material selection, codes of conducts and research projects.
December 2022
Continue increasing Consumer Awareness and the knowledge of sustainability and the SDGs with the general population through free resources and a special focus on Latin America.
December 2022
Reach 100+ fashion design educators and students with SDGs for Fashion workshops: Circular Fashion and the SDGs, Ethical Fashion and the SDGs
Staff / Technical expertise
Staff with an expertise in: fashion design and garment construction, sustainable agriculture practices for textiles, sustainable fashion business and communications & sustainable supply chain management.

Basic information
Time-frame: January 2018 - December 2030
Contact information
Melissa O de Leon, Co-founder / Initiative Manager, melissa@regeneratefashion.com
United Nations