EFA aims to empower a prosperous European fashion eco-system. EFA is a strong common voice advocating for and accelerating the transition of European fashion towards a more sustainable, innovative, inclusive and creative future.
EFA is a membership based alliance founded in 2022 in which international fashion and textil organisations share experience and drive change in their sector. EFA empowers the fashion industry, its stakeholders and their activities, entrepreneurial creativity and innovation skills through advocacy and communication of the alliance of European Fashion Councils and like-minded organisations
EFA offers a platform for professional networking and communication on European level within the industry, but also cross-sectorial.
EFA enhances the dynamic exchange of information within the industry,
facilitating transfer of information, knowhow and best practices within the sector to empower entrepreneurial creativity and innovation skills.
EFA encourages cross-national cooperation and connections as well as supporting mobility between creative actors and the industry.
“ Fashion is a key industry for creative design. I know that you have come together today, to discuss amongst others, the possibility of creating the European Fashion Alliance. I personally think this is a brilliant idea. See me as a facilitator and count on my support.”
Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner
EUROPEAN FASHION ALLIANCE IS A POLICY ADVOCATE
EFA defines sustainable, innovative and future driven objectives and measures and enforcing them within their organisation and region
promoting multidisciplinary and innovative forward-thinking tendencies and action which will be defined and challenged during the annual meetings and summits.
EFA co-creates common policy and dialogue between policy makers and fashion professionals.
EFA represents the fashion design sector in national and international forums by actively participating and creating awareness for the urgent need to drive the industry into a faster Green Deal.
EFA develops co-ordinated awareness in relation to fashion professionals, audience and policy makers on regional, national and international level.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
EFA'S TOPIC GROUPS
Cecilie Thorsmark, Deputy Chairwoman
(CEO, Copenhagen Fashion Week)
Caroline Rush, Board Member
(CEO, British Fashion Council)
Elke Timmerman, Board Member
(International Relations, Flanders DC)
Scott Lipinski, Chairman
(CEO, Fashion Council Germany)
Zuzana Bobikova, Treasurer
(CEO, Slovak Fashion Council)
Carlo Capasa, Board Member
(Chairman, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana)
Pascal Morand, Board Member
(Executive President, Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode)
Group Lead - Policy
Salomé Roch (Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode)
Maria Luisa Martinez Diez (Global Fashion Agenda)
Group Lead - Innovation
Ann Claes (Flanders DC)
Lead - Sustainability
Reet Aus (Estonian Academy of Arts)
Naomi Bulliard (Centre for Sustainable Fashion)
Lead - Education
Jacqueline Farrell (The Prince's Foundation)