Global Sustainable Fashion Week #GSFW

About Us

In 2015, the National Fashion League Hungary Association set up an Eco Team with the aim to encourage the designers and professionals of the fashion industry in Hungary to work together for a more sustainable fashion industry.

Representatives of this Eco Team had already debuted at Budapest Fashion Week in 2015, due to the close collaboration with this prestigious Fashion Week. As the received feedback was very positive, in the same year the president of the National Fashion League Hungary Association made an important decision to create a new, unique, complex international sustainable fashion week (including international conference, workshops, exhibition, eco fashion show, accompanying and VIP events) and a global platform for sustainable fashion stakeholders from all over the world.

This consideration to establish the Global Sustainable Fashion Week#GSFW was supported by Vittorio Giomo, an excellent expert and educator of sustainability, living in Italy and by Dr.Sass Brown, an outstanding professional, researcher, educator, curator, writer, and activist in ethical and sustainable fashion, with a good practice in this field in UK, USA, Dubai.

The “brainchild” Dr.Gabriella Mányi Walek, the president of #GSFW and the #GSFW Team is very proud of the fact that within 8 years the #GSFW has become the most powerful sustainable fashion week in Central Europe.

Now the leadership of #GSFW is establishing a new layer of team productivity and efficiency toward achieving goals. For this purpose, a more efficient structure has been created with #GSFW Ambassadors, enriching the current team with new professionals from the global sustainable textile and fashion industry. In order to motivate the new generation, Junior Ambassadors have been appointed too.

Therefore, at present the #GSFW structure is in this stage of development and we are pleased to welcome others who are in the process of joining, in addition to the team members below.

Executive and International Advisory Board

Dr. Gabriella Manyi Walek

Founder President

Dr. Sass Brown

Honorary President

Vittorio Giomo

Chief Advisor

Dr.Miguel Angel Gardetti

Academic Advisor

Dr. LeeAnn Teal Rutkovsky

Consultant for Strategy and Communication

Dr.Guoxiang Yuan

Global Development Advisor

Dr. Monika Zabel

Consultant for Intercultural and Arts Affairs

Dr. Lívia Kokas Palicska

Advisor for Sustainability and Certification

Anna Hannauer Szabó

Industrial Coordinator

Muhammad Fawad Noori

Consultant for Creative Design and Education

Georg Andreas Suhr

Brand and Design Consultant

Charlene O’Brien

Advisor for Sustainable Designers, Trainer

Rózsa Megla

Advisor for Sustainable Designers

Monika Choudhary

Consultant for Strategy Development in sustainable manufacturing

Peter Szilvássy

Consultant for Arts and Culture

Alessandra Gallo

Consultant for responsible fashion

Adrienn Hamori

Digital Strategy Consultant

Matilda Janosi

Upcycling Fashion Advisor

Regional Ambassadors

Prof. Dr.Elsayed Elnashar


Dr.Angie Lee

China, HK, London

Olga Johnston Antonova

Russia and Scotland

Aloke Kumar Singh

India/Southeast Asia

Don Omila Naushan

Sri Lanka

Gilbert Aboagye (Gabidezin) Boye


Jacobs Jeffrey Onyekachukwu


Junior Ambassadors

Tímea Héjja

Romania, UK

Tamara Héjja

Romania, UK

Minaz Khan