Mentoring session

Circular Fashion: Revolutionising the Fashion Industry 

 

 

 

Together

we will work hard to save the Planet.

 

 

 

Introduction


Circular fashion, also known as sustainable or regenerative fashion, represents a paradigm shift in the fashion industry. Unlike the traditional linear model of 'take, make, dispose,' circular fashion aims to create a closed-loop system where products are designed, produced, used, and recycled or upcycled, minimising waste and environmental impact. Here are the top ideas and the pros and cons of circular fashion:

Top Ideas:

  1. Design for Durability: Circular fashion starts with product design. Clothing is created to last, using high-quality materials and construction techniques, reducing the need for frequent replacements.

  2. Recycling and Upcycling: Garments are designed to be easily disassembled and recycled at the end of their life. Upcycling techniques transform old clothes into new, fashionable pieces.

  3. Rental and Resale: Circular fashion encourages renting and reselling clothing, extending their lifespan and reducing consumption of new items.

  4. Material Innovation: Brands explore alternative materials such as organic cotton, recycled fibers, and sustainable synthetics to reduce the environmental impact of fashion production.

  5. Consumer Education: Circular fashion relies on informed consumers who understand the value of sustainable practices. Education and awareness campaigns play a crucial role.

Pros:

  1. Environmental Impact: Circular fashion significantly reduces waste and pollution associated with the industry, contributing to a greener planet.

  2. Resource Conservation: By recycling and upcycling, circular fashion reduces the need for new raw materials, preserving valuable resources.

  3. Economic Opportunities: It creates new job opportunities in recycling, repair, and upcycling sectors while stimulating local economies.

  4. Reduced Overconsumption: Circular fashion encourages mindful consumption, reducing the culture of disposable fashion.

  5. Innovation: The focus on sustainability drives innovation in materials, production methods, and business models.

Cons:

  1. Initial Costs: Sustainable materials and circular practices can be more expensive, leading to higher initial prices for consumers.

  2. Limited Accessibility: Circular fashion may not be readily available to everyone due to higher costs and limited distribution.

  3. Education Challenges: Many consumers are not familiar with circular fashion practices, requiring extensive educational efforts.

  4. Complex Supply Chains: Implementing circular fashion across the entire supply chain can be challenging and costly.

  5. Resistance to Change: The fashion industry has been entrenched in fast fashion for decades, making the shift to circular practices difficult for some brands.

Circular fashion holds immense promise for reducing the fashion industry's environmental impact and creating a more sustainable future.

However, it comes with challenges, particularly in changing consumer behavior and overhauling supply chains.

As awareness grows and innovative solutions emerge, circular fashion continues to gain momentum as a force for positive change in the industry.

GFM Challenge

Our mission is to

  • support each stakeholder involved in fashion
  • push a circular business model to thrive whatever the economic climate.
    We have seen the same mistakes happening every season for over a quarter of a century
  • create financially sustainable fashion brands, retailers, and fashion service providers

If you feel you are not profitable and you do not know why or maybe you do not know how to reverse the trend, call us.

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How do promote sustainability internally at GFM?

We have decided to focus on the key points below.

  1. Sustainability Mission and Values: We have a sustainability mindset that we share internally and externally. 
  2. Sustainable Office Practices: We have eco-friendly office practices, such as reducing paper usage, recycling, and minimising energy consumption from water to electricity.
  3. Remote work and Online meetings and workshops: We want to reduce the carbon footprint associated with commuting.
  4. Green Purchases: We want to source office supplies and materials from sustainable and ethical suppliers.
  5. Sustainable Travel and Transportation: We encourage the use of public transportation, carpooling, or cycling for commuting when feasible.
  6. Sustainable Training and Development: We know it is not sufficient to onboard employees or clients with a sustainability agenda, we must train and re-enforce the message over time.
  7. Sustainable Mentorship: We want to integrate sustainability principles into our mentoring and coaching sessions with fashion entrepreneurs.
  8. Continuous Improvement: We want to regularly review our sustainability strategies and practices to stay aligned with what is happening in the Industry.
  9. Employee/ Client Wellness: We want to promote a healthy work-life balance and wellness programs to support employees and clients. At the top whether you are the CEO or Designer, you are often alone. You have to make difficult decisions every week or every months and it puts pressure on the mind and body. We ensure they can rely on us to take away the pressure, feel less stressed physically and mentally. We want to see them motivated, energised, productive and hapy. 

Testimonials from around the world

Testimonials from France, UK, Poland, Trinidad, Uruguay ...

 

"I have known Thierry for many years and can honestly say you will be learning and working with someone who has enormous knowledge of every aspect of business growth and he has the top contacts to support and grow your brand world wide. He is a genuine personality with no airs and Grace's and will help take you to the top of your ladder much sooner than you would have thought possible."
Parveen, Designer - UK

"Thierry is the person you can trust."
Nadia, Designer - UK

“I like the honest and analytical look, the treatment of varied topics such as costs, places of sale, brand positioning, focus on the product ... Everything is super important, and I appreciate the comments being honest, timely & practical. I want to thank you again for all your advice. During the 1-2-1 meeting I left with A LOT to think & restructure. Now, I know where the dangers are. 
Alice, Designer - Uruguay

"Appreciated the work done and continuous support that I received. Approachable, friendly and super professional. I recommend you use them if you are serious and willing to be challenged in how to better manage your business."
Iwona, Designer - UK

"It has been a pleasure working with Thierry & Rachid from Global Fashion Management. They were available at all times and their work has exceeded our expectations. They went the extra mile to fine tune the programme onsite for the benefit of our young Designers.
I would strongly recommend using Global Fashion Management for any Fashion workshop or masterclass. They bring energy and excitement to their presentation and we had excellent feedback from all attendees at the “Boost your brand” Fashion Masterclass."
Jason, Inves TT - Trinidad 


"Thierry Bayle is extremely knowledgeable on the fashion industry and not only does he offer great advice, he also asks intelligent and useful questions that make you think.
I have come to him for feedback on my business on numerous occasions, and he has always encouraged me to go beyond my initial inquiry, and to look more broadly for solutions.
He pushes you to look at the bigger picture, at the actions that will sustain your business, and make it grow and become relevant."
Betsy, Designer - Austria


"This is a service I recommend to everyone who wants to accelerate and take their business more seriously to the next level. Highly recommended."
Marguerite, Designer - UK


"I really enjoy working with him, he challenges me on the way I run the business and the mentoring is helping me make it more effective and profitable. He makes me see things through different eyes. I would 100% validate his logic and advice."
Geraldy, CEO - Norway

"Je souhaitais avoir un accompagnement de qualité et une expertise mature, je n'ai pas été déçue !
J'ai appris énormément dans le domaine de la création d'entreprise, grâce à vos conseils et vos méthodes de management, basées sur le bon sens.
Très à l'écoute, vous avez su trouver des solutions aux problématiques rencontrées.
Qualité, bienveillance et enthousiasme."
Flore, Designer - France


W 2019 roku podj─Öli┼Ťmy wspó┼éprac─Ö z firm─ů Global Fashion Management. Firma wykona┼éa dla nas us┼éug─Ö konsultingow─ů polegaj─ůc─ů na doradztwie w zakresie wprowadzenia marki odzie┼╝owej na rynek ameryka┼äski oraz europejski. Doradc─ů reprezentuj─ůcym firm─Ö by┼é Thierry Bayle.
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Z ca┼éym przekonaniem rekomendujemy us┼éugi doradcze Global Fashion Management oraz doradcy Thierry’ego Bayle’a jako specjalistów w swojej bran┼╝y oraz godnych zaufania partnerów biznesowych.
Natalia, Designer - Poland