What is it?
CFDA sustainability resources is an open-access resource and information specific to fashion design and sustainable business strategies.
Focus on sustainability initiatives that centralize resources, stakeholder contacts, useful tools, relevant information, and case study spotlights from certification to assessment strategies.
Developed by CFDA, The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. It is a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1962, whose membership consists of 477 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry, and accessory designers.
Sustainability A-Z Resource Directory is a continuously expanding resource hub that connects fashion designers, companies, and students with more than 200 certifications, leading NGOs, metrics, and must-read reports.
CFDA Guide to Sustainable Strategies takes the complex idea of sustainability and simplifies it into digestible resources and actions available to all.
Sustainable Strategies Toolkit helps to visualize the mapping and framing of sustainability priorities.
CFDA A-Z Materials Index provides an A-Z directory of more than 40 materials focused on fiber knowledge with descriptions.
KPI Design Kit is the outcome of education and industry collaboration that helps designers create clear KPIs based on nine topics within the CFDA Guide to Sustainable Strategies.
Covers encyclopedic initiatives with 16 topics that include design and business operations using pillars of environmental, social, cultural, and economic.
Target Group: Educators, students, professionals, designers, and anyone in our community interested in learning more about sustainability and sourcing relevant contacts
How it connects to the Pillars
Environmental: All, Materials
Economic: Business Case
Social: Philanthropy & civic engagement
Cultural: Slow fashion
Framing Sustainable Change in a Company