Follow us at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2017, the world’s most important event on sustainability in fashion held on 11th May at the Copenhagen Concert Hall and restart fashion with us!
On May 11th, leading voices in the world of fashion, luxury, and business meet in Copenhagen for the fifth edition of Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the flagship event of the non-profit, year-round initiative Global Fashion Agenda, whose mission is to mobilize the industry to transform the way we produce and consume fashion – to discuss the fashion industry’s social and environmental responsibility and solutions.
Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2017 presents a line-up of high-level speakers including the CEO of Tiffany & Co. Michael Kowalski, The New York Times chief fashion critic Vanessa Friedman, circular economy advocate Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of Eco Age Ltd. Livia Firth, H&M Head of sustainability Anna Gedda, Founder & CEO of Fashion Tech Labs Venture Inc. & Co-founder of Buro 24/7 & The Tot Miroslava Duma, the President of Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Lewis Perkins, the Executive Vice President & Global Business Management Textiles of Lenzing Amit Gautam. The host duo of the 2017-Summit is Amber Valletta, model and entrepreneur and Tyler Brûlé, editor-in-chief of Monocle.
Watch the live stream panel debates here!
With our sustainable fabrics from citrus juice by-products we are part of the first Solutions Lab, an exhibition space dedicated to the latest innovations addressing the fashion industry’s most pressing issues of sustainability.
Throughout the Summit, participants can visit us at the Future Fabrics Expo by the Sustainable Angle booth and discover our sustainable innovation and how it can be adopted to restart fashion, one thread at a time!
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Commitment to change
This year’s overarching theme for the summit is “Commitment to change”.
One of the expected outcomes of the 2017 summit is the signing of a concrete call to action put forward by Global Fashion Agenda to create a unified effort among fashion brands and retailers in accelerating the fashion industry’s transition to a circular system.
Eva Kruse, CEO of Global Fashion Agenda and organizer of the Summit, states:
“Today’s linear economic model, which sends too many clothes to landfills and incinerators, is simply not sustainable. What’s more, with fashion production expected to increase by 63% by 2030, we have no choice but to accelerate a circular system that restores and regenerates materials. Luckily, studies show that when companies implement circular principles, new opportunities arise, such as innovative design and increased customer engagement. So there’s no reason not to sign the Call to Action.“
Signatories commit to define a strategy, set targets for 2020 and report on the progress of implementing the commitment. World-leading brands like Kering, Asos, Target and H&M have already signed the Call to Action.
Take action for a more circular fashion industry, sign the commitment letter now!
Taking the Pulse of the Fashion Industry
This year will also see the launch of the first-ever edition of the groundbreaking “Pulse of the Fashion Industry” report, which has been developed in collaboration between Global Fashion Agenda and its knowledge partner, The Boston Consulting Group.
This annual report will be the first of its kind to provide a common fact base on the current sustainability performance of the industry, to quantify the potential of sustainability in fashion and to provide recommendations for companies across the supply chain.
Download the Pulse of the Fashion Industry report 2017 here!
First-ever UN resolution on Fashion
Students from all over the world will gather to draft a proposed UN resolution on fashion to be presented on stage at the Summit and delivered to the UN later this year. The Youth Fashion Summit represents a collaboration between Global Fashion Agenda and Copenhagen School of Design and Technology in partnership with Swarovski, one of the principal sponsors of Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2017.
For more information visit www.copenhagenfashionsummit.com