Institute of Positive Fashion

Institute of Positive Fashion

The British Fashion Council strengthens British Fashion in the global economy as a leader in responsible, creative businesses.  It does this through championing diversity, building and inviting the industry to actively participate in a network to accelerate a successful circular fashion economy.

The Institute of Positive Fashion is the engine for industry change and demonstrates the BFC’s commitment to climate action.  The IPF activates across a global network to convene the industry, government, academia and other stakeholders to develop industry-wide transformation programmes of change to accelerate outcomes. 

Through the IPF, the British Fashion Council is working on a 10-year strategy to enable the industry to reduce climate and societal impact in line with UN goals. The strategy will comprise adaptation of business models and working practices across the whole industry.  The IPF seeks to ensure an equitable industry, balanced with the needs of our planet and society by taking an holistic approach across three key pillars: 


This pillar focuses on environmental and business governance to drive a more sustainable fashion future


This pillar represents the people, from the product makers to the staff, students and models who pioneer our brands


This pillar supports the talent, skills and elements of craftsmanship that make up our unique industry and have positive impacts on local communities 

The Circular Fashion Ecosystem Project is the IPF’s inaugural programme of change, Phase 1 launched in September 2021. A multi-year, multi stakeholder endeavour, for more information please read here.

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