with innovation and alliances for sustainability in fashion
Mary Crown Princess of Denmark, Source & Copyright by Global Fashion Summit
Fashion industry decision makers come together from all over the world to discuss the trending trends of the industry. The latest edition of the Global Fashion Summit has finally come together in Copenhagen again this year. From June 7th to 8th, topics such as climate change, human rights, overconsumption and scarcity of resources were discussed in the historic backdrop of the Royal Opera House. The Rusumé: A change for action, through innovation, alliances and laws as well as the inclusion of all players in the fashion industry.
Global Fashion Summit 2022: a topic of conversation that causes a stir
- The multi-billion dollar fashion retail company SHEIN is donating 15 million dollars to combat waste in the fashion industry - sounds paradox and like greenwashing, but the money is yet urgently needed
- Do more and talk less - from timeless design to innovation and partnerships, brands need to be more proactive
- Political regulators are decisive - the new textile strategy or fashion laws that force brands to restructure
- People at the beginning of the supply chain need to be more involved in the process, and fast fashion giants need to be included in the conversations as well
- Form alliances to fight the problems together and learn from each other
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This year's themes revolve around alliances, global cooperation are top premise to solve problems. After all, there are only eight years to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. More than 100 brands discussed and exchanged ideas about innovations. This includes companies such as Nike and Burberry as well as Gucci owner Kering. In addition, representatives of the United Nations Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action were also present.
Together against inequality, environmental degradation, overconsumption and more
The event, which was held for the first time in 2009, has changed significantly over the last few years. Back then, sustainability was still a fairly new phenomenon. As well has fashion developed and changed dramatically. As a result, companies have understood that protecting and optimizing resources is the right thing to do. Based on this, more and more brands are integrating sustainability into their business model.
Liz Ricketts, Co-Founder Or Foundation, Announces Shein's $15 Million Source & Copyright Global Fashion Summit Grant
Not only has fashion evolved, the range of the organization has also increased. Accordingly, the event has established a large number of high-ranking and prominent speakers. From leading voices in the fashion industry, visionaries, researchers, politicians, designers, environmentalists, journalists and many more. As an outcome, the event was renamed from the Copenhagen Fashion Summit to meet the new demands and to emphasise the global orientation.
The goal: to achieve more and faster globally together
Federica Marchionni, CEO of Global Fashion Agenda says they want to make a difference. That means accelerating efforts, which can only be done together. Moin Roberts-Islam from the Fashion Innovation Agency is also convinced and adds that real progress can only be achieved if the competition works together and exchanges ideas with solution providers, learning from others and imitating them is crucial.
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Due to the global impact of the fashion industry and the urgency for change, the summit strives to better position itself globally. In order to spread more awareness and open up different perspectives from around the world. The Summit will take place in various key cities in the future, alongside a flagship event in Copenhagen. It will provide an opportunity to address difficult issues and discuss what still needs to be done to achieve a more sustainable future for the industry which will emerge in the upcoming events.