Education is a strategic issue for the global fashion industry. Companies operating globally must be able to connect to a global network of fashion educators. Top companies must be able to find global top talent. Often globally operating suppliers to the fashion industry hold a wealth of knowledge and the availability of this knowledge is important to the industry.
Education is also a prerequisite for change. For the industry as a whole to improve its performance it needs to become more knowledge intensive. In order to break through negative price spirals to the bottom, companies need to change the way they do business and this change requires knowledge.
- Structurally connect its membership of apparel industry and its representing associations with the global network of fashion management schools and universities
- Exchange information between industry and education
- Stimulate and facilitate the flow of knowledge from specialized suppliers to the industry
- Guide and stimulate the improvement of the knowledge level in the global apparel industry