Fashion

Red and Yellow will never go out of fashion

For an edge in today’s fashion industry, you need creative flair, bold designs, and a feel for the spirit of the times. You also need to be fast, efficient and extremely well-organized behind the scenes … and that’s where DHL comes in.

DHL is the fashion and retail industry’s leading global logistics partner. For decades, we have pioneered solutions to meet the needs of designers, retailers and some of the world’s most glamorous fashion events – and made it our mission to give these businesses an edge behind the scenes.

Our speedy international transport has been critical to countless startups, shows and openings over the years. But we’re also there at every stage of the fashion retail journey: streamlining supply chains, reducing inventory needs and lead times, sourcing materials, advising on local customs regulations and taxation, even handling quality control in the production process. On top of all that, our worldwide presence provides businesses with access to new markets around the globe.

At DHL we love fashion, which is why we’re engaged in the industry beyond logistics – as a promoter of talented young designers, sponsor of prestigious awards, and champion of sustainability in fashion. We made “Positive Fashion” the rallying cry of our fashion-industry partnerships to highlight the importance of sustainability in the fast-moving fashion industry. Our “Fashion & Environment” white paper is just one example of our efforts to promote positive change. Written in collaboration with the British Fashion Council, the paper considers the fashion industry’s impact on climate and environment, and provides practical recommendations to help the industry incorporate environmentally friendly, sustainable solutions.

Fashion Forward sustainability

DHL’s long-term mission is to achieve zero emissions in our logistics operations by the year 2050. Through our partnerships we want to highlight the importance of sustainability in fashion and help inspire businesses and consumers with easy to follow recommendations. Here are some of our recent efforts to encourage positive change:

  • Fashion & Environment White Paper - Delivered by DHL: In collaboration with the BFC and NGO, Julie’s Bicycle, we developed an insightful white paper that examines the relationship between fashion and the environment, sharing tangible recommendations to ensure positive fashion remains at the heart of the industry.
  • Drive, Stories of Sustainable Entrepreneurship: This podcast series shines a spotlight on six global fashion entrepreneurs who have built their brands with sustainability in mind; sharing their journey, their successes as well the challenges they have faced to drive sustainable fashion practices. The 2019 podcast series will kick-off with the first episode on October 4, with the 5 remaining episodes to be aired on a bi-weekly basis. Listen out for the trailer which launches on September 27.
  • Upcycle your Style Competition: Fashion lovers are invited to share their best upcycled look for a chance to win an exclusive look created by an eco-conscious designer #REnewYourStyle

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