8th May 2017

Sustainable fashion gets a youthful makeover

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Following the Youth Fashion Summit (May 9 – 10) the students will present their resolution on stage at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the world’s leading business forum on sustainable fashion, on May 11.

The Youth Fashion Summit is a collaboration between Global Fashion Agenda and Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA) in partnership with Swarovski.

Last year, students explored how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present companies with the unique opportunity to align their sustainability goals with broader societal aims. This year the same group have been invited back to transform their ideas and demands for corporate action on the SDGs into a proposed UN draft resolution.

Nadja Swarovski, a member of the Swarovski Executive Board, said: “This year we are truly proud to support the Youth Fashion Summit, to empower the voice of future generations, who will continue to lead this fight for a sustainable fashion industry.”

This year’s summit will also see the launch of the first edition of the Pulse of the Fashion Industry report, a combined effort between Global Fashion Agenda and The Boston Consulting Group.

The report will provide information on the current sustainability performance of the industry and provide recommendations for companies across the supply chain.

Eva Kruse, CEO and President of Global Fashion Agenda, said: “Since last year’s summit, we’ve been busy reshaping and evolving the format of the event. One of the major changes that I’m especially pleased with is the intensified focus on commitments and outcomes.

“By putting forward a call to action, which is already receiving substantial backing by key industry players and by launching the Pulse of the Fashion Industry report, the summit is proving that it is able to take leadership and help unite the industry towards a better future.”