Fair Fashion

Translating Academic Theory into Industry Transformation

The languages of non-profits, science and NGO’s are different than that of industry. Research and translation of these languages can be true levers for profitability and growth, motivating businesses to implement new practices and scale true change For the Common Good. When considering the impact that the fashion supply chain has on other sectors – from farming and manufacturing to transportation, real estate and waste management – there are many distinct but entangled elements that must evolve together in order to create an industry that supports people, planet and profits.

Solutions for a Complex World

Overcoming challenges created by gaps in traditional ecosystems, the FFC creates the enabling space for cross-sector collaboration, yielding innovative solutions and unique partnerships. With guidance from public sector organizations like the United Nations and various other subject matter experts, the priorities of the FFC have been established together with the industry’s leading executives. The FFC moves company initiatives beyond CSR, empowering the next generation of leaders to embed sustainable practices across all business functions.

The FFC and our Master’s Programs

Ongoing research of our Master’s students feed into research of the Fair Fashion Center, and vice versa, creating a learning loop from the classroom to the industry at GCNYC. The research and innovation developed at the FFC enhances the curricula of our three Master’s programs, and helps the College expand our global network.