There are only less than ten days at the ‘Copenhagen Fashion Summit’, the most important global forum dedicated to sustainable fashion; since its first edition, in 2009, it has been setting itself the objective of changing the fashion industry, inviting from all over the world the most authoritative speakers who intervene and discuss the different aspects of a business that has become the second most polluting after the oil one.
In the last edition, held in May, among the guests who attended were Vanessa Friedman, the fashion critic of the New York Times, Livia Firth, founder of Eco Age, designer Prabal Gurung and CEO of Hugo Boss Mark Langer, while ISKO™, world leader in denim production and main sponsor of the event together, among others, with Fashion for Good and C & A Foundation, had invited ten emerging fashion designers, already selected for the ‘Denim Design Award’ of the year before , to rethink their collections with a greener formula. In the 2017 edition there was also the launch of a report entitled ‘Pulse of the Fashion Industry’a report that will be repeated again this year, telling the ethical performances of the companies and quantifying the sustainability potential of the same and then provide them with ‘tips’ to improve their results.
This year’s ‘Copenhagen Fashion Summit’ will take place on the 15th and 16th May at the Concert Hall in the Danish capital and includes a program full of inspiring topics to be addressed in keynotes, deep-dive sessions and panel discussions. Among these ‘Don’t mention the S-word’, a panel discussion challenging that sustainable fashion may be necessary, but still not cool. Then focus on China in another debate that will discuss the behavior of Chinese brands and the type of information that is communicated to the growing number of consumers interested in the issue of sustainability. And then they will talk about digitisation, along with advanced analytics and artificial intelligence, represents a steep challenge to the industry but also offers opportunities to get to the supply chains we have always wanted; about the progress made so far and the future of the textile economy, to which apply a circular model; about the modalities possible for the 21st century fashion companies (present speaker Stella McCartney) to manage a sustainable activity and on how to prioritise which opportunities to address. Anyway the complete program is available at this link.
For all of us who want a more sustainable future for our closet and our planet, these are important events, to be followed even from afar, so I recommend you visit the site and come back here for post-summit updates 😎