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Middle East Fashion Council

We are the lifeblood of sustainability in mainstream fashion.


Saving the World. One Runway at a Time.
Simon Lo Gatto

We Are The Fashion of the Future.

The Middle East Fashion Council (MEFC) has positioned itself as the world’s first fashion council with sustainability as its core value. Our platform was born from an inspiration to tackle climate change and pollution brought on as a direct result of the industry we love. We govern under a credo of honesty and integrity, and promise to always do what is morally sound and ethically responsible. That means speaking out and taking a stand against anything that uses, abuses, and exploits our planet’s natural resources. The fashion industry is responsible for a significant amount of the world’s destruction, and we’re not afraid of owning that. More importantly however, we’re committed to doing something about it.

Educating. Encouraging. Empowering.

In order to make the Middle East fashion industry more sustainable, we’re taking a pledge to Educate, Encourage, and Empower. Working in tandem with international fashion schools, our focus is to integrate environmentally responsible and financially viable practices into the complete supply chain lifecycle – from product design and development, to material selection, manufacturing, packaging, etc.

Simon Lo Gatto
Simon Lo Gatto


We are a fashion collective with a promise to promote diversity, creativity, and responsibility. Our mission is to accelerate the global transition to carbon neutrality and sustainability, to care for the earth as one, and to highlight the negative impacts the fashion industry has on our climate. We believe that fashion is the outermost layer of the human spirit, and the Middle East Fashion Week exemplifies the innate drive we all have to express ourselves and celebrate the many gradients of individuality. We are internationally recognized and locally lauded as the pulse of Dubai Fashion events.


The Middle East Fashion Council’s main focus is to connect local designers to the global market by supporting them as they grow their brand, and introducing them to the right market, at the right time. We are committed to empowering designers through “hands-on” collaboration, and to strengthen their confidence and resolve as they set the stage for the future of fashion.

Simon Lo Gatto
Simon J Lo Gatto


Your annual membership will enable you to be represented by the Middle East Fashion Council – offering you global opportunities and business support to enhance your voice. It’s time for us to change how we see and define beauty and fashion. Are you ready to be the catalyst for a sustainable future? Join our mission.

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