Join Fashion Industry for Sustainability

Fashion is responsible for 10 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, 20 percent of global wastewater, and uses more energy than the aviation and shipping sectors combined (Columbia University, 2021). Join a community of professionals in the fashion and textile industry who are coming together to help change this. We can mitigate the impact of the industry by promoting and supporting sustainability in fashion. Fashion Industry for Sustainability (FIS) members gather each quarter to network, pool our collective donations, learn about nonprofits promoting sustainability, and vote on which ones to support together.

Andrea Pugnali

“At Aquafil, we are very committed to help the fashion and carpet industry to turn circular. Our ECONYL® regenerated nylon it’s exactly the same as brand new nylon and can be recycled, recreated and remolded again and again. That means you can create new products and buy new products without having to use new resources. I want to meet other professionals working toward the same goal.”

Andrea Pugnali, Fashion Industry for Sustainability

Helen Sokol

“As someone passionate about fashion and our planet, this group is a way I can connect with people who share similar interests, learn about the community, and contribute to making the fashion industry a more sustainable one.”

Helen Sokol, Fashion Industry for Sustainability

Susie Mecklenburg

“Be part of the conversation and hopefully solutions in sustainability in our industry.”

Susie Mecklenburg, Fashion Industry for Sustainability


“I am a passionate humanitarian and environmentalist. I believe when it comes to fashion if you are buying fast fashion, someone somewhere is paying the human price for these clothes. The fast fashion industry has been a huge social justice issue for decades and I am all ways seeking new ways and knowledge to help shed light on this issue.”

Georgina James, Fashion Industry for Sustainability

Jennifer Inaba

“As a PhD candidate focusing my research on consumerism and consumption habits, I am deeply passionate about working toward a more sustainable future for the fashion industry. Members of Fashion Industry for Sustainability create a space for a dedicated group to make a collective impact to help us achieve the change we all seek.”

Jennifer Inaba, Fashion Industry for Sustainability


“As a personal stylist I feel it is essential that I am aware and understand the impact of the fashion industry on our environment. I want to share this information with my clientele so they know they have options and a choice to choose a better option of clothing when they can.”

Victoria Hoover, Fashion Industry for Sustainability

Connecting 90+ Community Leaders

Grapevine Giving

Grapevine Giving

Founder at Grapevine

Community Building
Equity & Equality
Anne Kuehn

Anne Kuehn

Owner at Design To Fashion LLC

Morgan Jordan

Morgan Jordan

Wardrobe Stylist at Los Angeles, CA

Arts & Culture

Amplify your giving

Potential impact!

Launching Summer 2022, FIS members will make quarterly donations and decide together how to direct the funds. Collectively we can have a larger impact on our community.

Member quarterly donation


“I would love to be a part of a group of women doing good by supporting initiatives that are creating positive ripples!”

Laura West

Virginia Beach Women for Good

Community members


“I love to make a difference and LOVE to network with beautiful, strong, smart women!”

Alicia Adams

Shreveport Women for Good

Yearly giving to nonprofits


“I believe in empowering women in business and in giving back to the community. Being aligned with both of these, collectively, feels like a perfect fit.”

Chloe DiVita

Denver Women in Business for Good

Fashion Industry for Sustainability

Join the movement

Benefits of Joining

Network with a community of professionals in the fashion industry committed to the same cause while learning about local nonprofits. Make a commitment to give back.


Connect with Local Leaders
Meet and make meaningful connections with other industry leaders who care about making a difference.


Message with Community Members
Build a network of likeminded community members across the country.


Nominate & Support Local Nonprofits
Make a bigger difference in your community by nominating and supporting a local nonprofit using pooled donations.


Socialize & Vote at Your Group’s Events
Come together at events to socialize, discover and vote on nonprofits, and make a bigger difference together.

Have questions? Learn more at our upcoming event

This Friday at 12:00 PM we’ll host an open office hour for prospective members to learn about the group and ask questions.

Register for event on LinkedIn

A new era of philanthropy

The collective giving movement is now featured in a new TED Talk from the 2022 Conference! Sara Lomelin, our partner and CEO of Philanthropy Together, talks about the transformative power of giving circles and how you can join the movement to diversify and democratize philanthropy.

Watch it now and check out the top five moments that inspired us.

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