- 1 Emanuel Chirico, Chairman and Chief Government Officer, PVH Corp.
- 2 Oscar Feldenkreis, Managing Director, Perry Ellis International
- 3 John Tighe, President, One Million Clothing
- 4 Jeff Goldfarb, EVP, GIII Apparel Group
- 5 Ron Rheingold, President, weather-proof vintage
- 6 Jarrod Weber, President, Lifestyle Group, Authentic Brands Group
Emanuel Chirico, Chairman and Chief Government Officer, PVH Corp.
“Throughout my career at PVH, we have prioritized responsibility as the mediator of our business. This means not only generating strong financial results, but also ensuring that we do it the right way: for our people, for the environment and for everyone in our supply chain. I am very proud that our company's success is measured by more than just your bottom line. The way we run our business, always trying to do the right thing, is the thread that unites all of our 38,000 employees around the world. We understand that today's global challenges are bigger than PVH and that our Forward Fashion corporate responsibility strategy must promote a more sustainable and responsible future for the fashion industry, while placing PVH at the forefront of long-term success. Together we drive fashion forward – for good.
Earlier this year, we announced the next evolution of Global Corporate Responsibility Strategy (CR) – Forward Fashion, Vision for the Future, taking ambition to a new level. and transparency for business customers and reinforcing our long-term commitment to sustainable business. This strategy focuses on three areas, which are to reduce the negative impact of our business to zero, increase the positive impact to 100%, and improve the lives of over one million people throughout our value chain.
Specifically, the objectives of PVH are to: 1) Zero Waste, Carbon Emissions and Hazardous Chemicals for their products, and to make their products truly round; 2) 100% of their products and packaging must be ethically and sustainably sourced and 100% of their suppliers respect human rights and be good employers; and 3) to improve its business over one million lives across its value chain, focusing on education and women's and children's access, ensuring access to clean water for all, and continuing to uphold its full potential for inclusion and diversity
, where we can make the most impact. These include combating climate change, protecting water resources, managing waste and hazardous chemicals, ensuring worker safety, and providing development programs for women in the supply chain. We set specific and measurable goals for each priority to ensure accountability, increase transparency with our stakeholders, and provide more authenticity in how we monitor and report on our progress.
These goals give us all a common road map to moving the fashion stream forward – for good. "
Oscar Feldenkreis, Managing Director, Perry Ellis International
" The clothing and retail business continues to evolve at an unprecedented rate, mainly due to the impact of technology. The changes that technology brings to the industry are not over, and in order to succeed in this brave new world, companies and brands must fully embrace technology and adapt to meet consumer demands.
Virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and 3-D rendering are becoming important tools for clothing companies to succeed in the market. We at Perry Ellis International fully embrace these throughout our business to capitalize on the opportunities we see for our strong brand. Technology has also helped open the door for many brands to compete better on a global scale. The globalization of a strong brand warning in North America to a comparable level worldwide is an objective on which we are strongly focused.
Corporate social responsibility, including sustainability, is also one of our most important initiatives because it is right to do and because it is appreciated by today's consumers. One way to do this is through brand initiatives dedicated to the environment and sustainability, such as Original Penguin, which supports World Penguin Day by donating $ 1 each time Original Penguin World Penguin Day video was shared, and designing an eco-friendly Jack Nicklaus golf collection of recycled plastic bottles. We are also aware of reducing the environmental impact of our facilities by installing solar panels on our premises, reducing product samples, moving to 3D rendering, and digitizing all design presentations.
I believe that shifts in our industry have forced disruption, but if fully addressed and implemented properly, disruption can lead to more successful companies and brands. “
John Tighe, President, One Million Clothing
"We at Peerless are very excited about the future … 2020 and beyond. Our strength has always been our manufacturing skills, agile supply chain, top brands and our incredible teams, so these things don't change." 19659003] Our greatest opportunity is to stay in front of the consumer as his needs for tailor-made clothing evolve, and what he now demands from his wardrobe is a catalyst for our future growth. This requires the right combination of fashion, fit, soft structure, durability and technology. In addition to using the finest wool, we have added interesting blends to the mix that provide winning combinations of performance features including stretch, cooling, wrinkle control, odor control and washability.
Although few men in 2020 are wearing costumes every day, they still wear the high-profile events of their lives: job interviews, important meetings, weddings, graduations, parties, first dates, funerals, etc. And younger guys first notice the glamor of magic! It is our job to provide our retail partners with the best possible tailor-made clothing at the best price. We are always a fashion house and our Tallia line is still a fashion director. For 2020, this means wider busts, pleated and cuffed trousers, two-breasted patterns, bold boxes, interesting stripes and creative patterns, a fashion trend reinforced by the reinforcement of our sportswear, shoes, belts, socks, suits and ties. ”
Jeff Goldfarb, EVP, GIII Apparel Group
“ G-III Attire is consistently engaged on new initiatives to greatest place the corporate for future success. We’ll continue to stability applicable provide chain modifications to satisfy our business needs with out compromising our commitments. We’re exploring new alternatives, as we all the time have, with our long-term enterprise companions in each present and emerging areas. These partners perceive our values and as we move ahead and strategy new challenges.
Our business is present process many modifications when sustainability is at the forefront. Our strategic plan includes a deeper analysis of our brands, measuring every of their impacts in the supply chain and figuring out sustainable improvement initiatives to deal with these wants. We are pleased with Vilebrequin's use of recycled plastic textiles in chosen swimsuits, that students are studying sustainably with FIT help, and that we are continuously in search of new sustainable initiatives in every of our business areas. "
Ron Rheingold, President, weather-proof vintage
" The 2020 imaginative and prescient is analogous to enjoying poker: you need the advances you want to play the sport (enterprise elements required) and a versatile technique Move course to win. The clothing enterprise is consistently evolving. If you don’t go together with the buyer, your enterprise won’t sustain itself.
The current challenges usually are not only consumer-driven, but in addition many exterior forces: potential government tariffs, worldwide branding, licensing, digital business models, and decreasing the overall carbon footprint of a worldwide marketplace for sustainable / recycled merchandise. We give attention to all of this.
We are very happy with the first launch and enlargement of Weatherproof Vintage ladies and the unimaginable progress in licensing. Immediately, we now have more than 16 licensees – distinctive corporations which are in the forefront of their class and have gifted people who perceive the overall DNA of Weatherproof Classic. We consider this can be a key element in constructing a number one international brand.
In the future, we now have set ourselves up to keep our business mannequin solely, however to grow in all of those areas and past. "
Jarrod Weber, President, Lifestyle Group, Authentic Brands Group
" ABG utterly reinvented our enterprise model. We are a model administration company that buys manufacturers in style, sports and superstar areas. We develop advertising and positioning for giant wholesale and retail segments by delivering strategic plans for successful implementation globally.
For example, we extended our boundaries to Shaqui O & # 39; Neal, a tremendous individual with an ideal position and constructive power within the sports activities world. In partnership with Shaq, ABG launched the Shaq XLG Collection solely in JCPenney. This set the face of your complete JCPenne massive and tall universe. The introduction of this assortment has proven to be very successful and has created a company that did not exist before.
Another example is ABG's negotiation of a long-term agreement to equip the U.S. Ski Staff with Spyder clothing. Some of these partnerships supply new business alternatives and vital ways to collaborate and reach shoppers.
For 2020 and past, we’ll proceed to broaden into new areas. The current acquisition of Sports Illustrated allows us to integrate media and publishing into our model. This in depth enterprise mannequin revolution that combines sports, media, publishing, model improvement and celebrities beneath one roof opens up new alternatives for each huge and small partnerships. Our brands look to our strategic imaginative and prescient to offer management and power in a posh and rapidly changing international setting. "