The Global Fashion Business Alliance (GFBA),is a fashion and retail business development organization. The GFBA is an outgrowth of The Fashion Business Association of America (FBAA) representing a larger geographic footprint and has created a Virtual Fashion Business Development program for entrepreneurs, designers, and companies within the international fashion and retail industries.
The GFBA has developed programs for designers and entrepreneurs through Master Classes, Mentoring and Consulting with best practices and guidance in building sustainable businesses focused on scaling, internationalization, and all aspects of brand and company growth.
Fashion & Retail Business Development Programs
The GFBA provides the latest information and resources via virtual Master Classes, LIVE Mentoring, and Consulting in collaboration with North America’s top fashion business experts. Topics covered include Finance & Factoring, Global Supply Chain Management, Legal & IP, Fashion Business Accounting, US Taxes & Compliance, Retail Development, Brand Development, Branding & Social Media Marketing, and ESG & Social Impact.
The Master Classes are in English and accessible online, anytime, regardless of geographical region.
Live Webinar Series
Our webinar series, started in 2020, is hosted by Beth Sobol, founder and CEO of the GFBA and has featured top fashion business experts from around the world representing respected organizations such as Hilldun Corporation, American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), Columbus Consulting, PM Business Advisors, Prager Metis CPAs, Pilnick & Associates, Reed Smith LLC., The Barbarian Agency, Hawke Media, DressX, PlatformE and fashion roboticist Anouk Wipprecht among others.
Meet the Fashionistas: A Conversation With...
The Global Fashion Business Alliance (GFBA) has an on-going LIVE webinar series every two weeks, on Wednesdays at 11:00 am ET. We showcase impressive, interesting and inspiring fashion experts as they share their stories and experiences on the front line. These guest speakers include: the visionaries, the doers, the disruptors, from all facets of the fashion landscape (apparel, footwear, accessories, textiles, etc.) from the US and around the world as well as the ancillary industries that support them in technology, sustainability, logistics, public relations, marketing, etc.
Live Webinar Schedule
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Beth Sobol, founder and CEO of the GFBA is a premier fashion business expert and consultant with a focus on launching the careers of International emerging designers into the American market. Sobol is the founder of the original Miami Fashion Week, one of the top fashion weeks in the world, and developed the platform that gave thousands of international designers their initial launch into the American market. In 2015 she sold the brand to European investors and now focuses on mentoring and developing business management programming for designers, brands and entrepreneurs in the fashion and retail markets.