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NEW YORK – Education and women’s empowerment will form the bedrock of the new Fashion Makes Change (FMC) initiative, launched by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), which will look to drive more urgent action on key social and environmental issues facing the industry.  

This initiative “answers the call by the United Nations Secretary-General to advance progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), RPA says, and will have its targets particularly well-aligned with SDG 3 (Good health and wellbeing), SDG 4 (Quality education), SDG 5 (Gender equality) and SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth). 

Cara Smyth, Chair of Fashion Makes Change, says: “Education is the great equaliser. In particular, investing in women builds resilient communities. Catalytic ecosystems that foster profound collaboration are powering the next generation of sustainability and are the only sensible path forward.” 

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