Global Fashion For Development (GF4D) is a non-profit organization working in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals of eradicating poverty, ensuring gender equality, and promoting sustainable development. Fashion is not just an industry. It’s a way of life. Every day, millions of people around the world interact with fashion – from workers in the garment industry, to businesses, to consumers, and beyond. With such a global reach, fashion is very much a way of life for all, but it is also an avenue to promote development and help reduce poverty worldwide. GF4D is a platform that harnesses the power and reach of the fashion industry to help countries of the global South meet those development goals. It is also a valuable platform by which people are encouraged to contribute socially towards activities and events that benefit individuals, businesses, and organizations in the fashion industry in the developing world.
In partnership with industry heads, civil society organizations, and world leaders, GF4D promotes education, encourages social integration, and supports the creation of sustainable jobs in the fashion industry across the global South. The primary way in which this will be achieved is through the GF4D scholarship program, which allows this organization to invest in individuals who will become future leaders within their communities. GF4D will also highlight the contributions of individuals and businesses in the fashion industry and award them for their valuable work in helping to improve the lives of the underprivileged, which will ultimately increase awareness of the work that still needs to be done.