Free Guide: Sustainable Certification Readiness Checklist

Emerging fashion brands deserve to be part of the sustainability conversation

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Your legacy as a responsible fashion brand starts here

McKinsey’s 2024 State of Fashion report says “the most successful companies will find a balance between sustainability initiatives, risk management, and commercial imperatives”. Sustainability is not just a nice to have – it’s necessary for successful fashion brands.  This package is designed specifically for emerging and small fashion businesses.  We work directly with you to elevate your brand’s sustainability journey with customized consulting services.  Customer needs along with global sustainability legislation are changing.  Stay ahead of the curve and set your brand up for success.

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Operational Analysis

We dive deep into the heart of your brand practices, conducting a thorough evaluation to identify strengths, completing a sustainability audit, and pinpointing areas for improvement. GMI can work directly with you to ensure you have a clear understanding of your unique opportunities, laying the groundwork for a sustainable transformation tailored to your brand.

Services can include:

  • Personalized Assessment: Thorough evaluation of current business practices.
  • Strengths and Challenges Identification: Pinpointing areas for improvement.
  • Sustainability Audit: Analyzing the eco-friendliness of current operations.
  • Market Research (basic): Understanding sustainability trends and market opportunities.
  • Waste Audit: Identifying areas of waste generation within the supply chain.

Strategy Design

GMI’s approach involves tailoring custom Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), defining a clear vision, and developing a step-by-step plan that aligns with both your brand’s values and industry benchmarks, setting the stage for a purposeful and impactful journey toward certification in the future.

Services can include:

  • Goal Setting: Collaborative establishment of clear and achievable sustainability goals.
  • Roadmap Creation: Development of a step-by-step plan to guide the sustainability journey.
  • Custom Sustainability KPIs: Defining and establishing metrics for precise measurement.
  • Material Sourcing Guidance: Exploring ethical and eco-friendly material alternatives.
  • Production Best Practices: Guidance on sustainable manufacturing methods.
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This phase is all about action, where we work hand-in-hand to integrate eco-friendly practices seamlessly into your supply chain, enhance operational efficiency, and embed sustainable strategies across all facets of your business operations.

Services can include:

  • Customized Action Plan: Work collaboratively to implement tailored sustainability strategies based on your brand’s unique goals.
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Integration: Integrate eco-friendly practices seamlessly into your supply chain, aligning with industry standards.
  • Efficiency Enhancements: Identify and implement efficiency measures that not only support sustainability but also save costs over time.
  • Eco-Friendly Operations: Adopt and embed sustainable practices across all aspects of business operations.
  • Staff Training and Engagement: Learn about tools to help educate and engage your team in sustainability practices to ensure a unified approach.

Our Process

1. Initial Consultation & Needs Assessment

We offer a complimentary consultation to better understand your needs, practices, challenges, and aspirations. If it’s a fit, we’ll work with you to develop a formal project plan.

2. Proposal & Strategy Development

We’ll present a tailored proposal outlining the scope of work, deliverables, timelines and the proposed consulting approach.

3. In-Depth Analysis & Research

We’ll conduct a thorough analysis of your fashion business processes, operations, and industry landscape.

4. Customized Consulting Plan

We’ll develop a bespoke consulting plan that addresses your brand’s identified challenges and aligns with your client’s objectives.

5. Implementation & Monitoring

We’ll execute and monitor the consulting plan, working closely with you to implement recommended changes or strategies.

6. Evaluation & Recommendations for Future Growth

We work with you to assess the outcomes of the consulting engagement against your brand goals, provide a detailed evaluation, and offer recommendations for ongoing growth and sustainability.