The Australian Fashion Council has become the second fashion body to sign the UN Fashion Charter. The charter, launched in December 2018, aims to assist the fashion industry in achieving a target of 30 per cent greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050.
The charter boasts 88 signatories including Adidas, Burberry, Kering, Inditex, H&M, PVH, Stella McCartney and Target as well as 27 supporting organisations such as the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and the China National Textile and Apparel Council.
The council has also appointed Leila Naja Hibri as new chief executive officer.
In February 2020, Giles-Kaye, the current chief executive officer of the AFC since 2017, will pass the baton to Hibri, the general manager of Australian fashion accessories label Helen Kaminski. An AFC board member since December 2018, Hibri has a background in economics and accounting, with over 15 years experience in luxury and premium brand management for companies including Prada and Luxottica Group.