TAL ApparelVF Corporation, and Zalando have become the latest companies to join Global Fashion Agenda's associate partners circle, where they will contribute insights from various parts of the supply chain.

Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) wants to change the way fashion is produced, marketed and consumed. The forum organises the annual Copenhagen Fashion Summit and the annual Pulse of the Fashion Industry report. It also collaborates with a group of strategic partners including Kering, H&M, Target, Bestseller, Li & Fung and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) on setting a common agenda for focused industry efforts on sustainability in fashion.

Joining current associate partners – Allbirds, Crystal International, Erdos Group, Everlane, G-Star Raw, Ganni, Outland Denim, and Selfridges Group – TAL Apparel, VF Corporation and Zalando will provide a secondary sounding board to the group's strategic partners.

Hong Kong-based dress shirt specialist TAL Apparel has created supply chain solutions tailored to the exact needs of retailers and brands for more than 70 years and has ten factories in five countries with a total of more than 25,000 employees. 

VF Corp is one of the world's largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies and boasts a diverse portfolio of brands, including three – Vans, The North Face, Timberland – whose annual revenues exceed $1bn. 

While Zalando was founded in Berlin, Germany, in 2008 and is today Europe's leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle. 

"Global Fashion Agenda is driven by a collaborative and solutions-driven approach to identify the major challenges facing our planet and industry, as well as the opportunities and innovations that can transform the fashion business," said Eva Kruse, CEO of Global Fashion Agenda. "As the new associate partners; TAL Apparel, VF Corporation, and Zalando will further diversify the representation of companies joining our movement and will share their findings and challenges. We are absolutely thrilled to work with them and be able to draw on their knowledge as industry insiders."