The Australian council is the second fashion body to become a signatory to the UN Fashion Charter and appoints Leila Naja Hibri as new chief executive officer.
The Australian Fashion Council (AFC) signs UN Fashion Charter. The Australian council is the second fashion body to become a signatory to the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, after the Fédération Française du Prêt à Porter Féminin. The council has also appointed Leila Naja Hibri as new chief executive officer.
The charter, launched in December 2018, aims to assist the fashion industry in achieving a target of 30 percent 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 organizations such as the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and the China National Textile and Apparel Council.
In Februrary 2020, Giles-Kaye, the current chief executive officer of the AFC since 2017, will pass the baton to Leila Naja Hibri, the general manager of Australian fashion accessories label Helen Kaminski. An AFC board member since December 2018, Naja 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.