A Thousand Fashion Leaders Gathered in Copenhagen to Push Forward Sustainability
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –
Today, more than 1,100 leading voices of the fashion industry from 34 countries were
gathered in Copenhagen when the world’s largest and most important event on sustainable
fashion, Copenhagen Fashion Summit, took over the Danish capital.
The closing remarks have just been spoken on stage at the Copenhagen Opera House
marking the end of the 2014 Copenhagen Fashion Summit. The Summit, which assembled more
than 1,100 people from 34 countries, kicked off in the morning with the official welcome
speech by the patron of the Summit, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, who
called the summit “the most important event on sustainable fashion”.
The day contained an eight-hour dense program with a total of 23 speakers and
panelists. Among these were Livia Firth from Eco-Age Ltd., Alan Roberts from the
Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, Vanessa Friedman, fashion editor of the
Financial Times and Helena Helmersson, Head of Sustainability of H&M.
Industry leaders were gathered with the mission of discussing solutions that can come
to terms with the fact that the fashion industry is one of the world’s most polluting
Among the outcomes was the launch of Clevercare.info, a care label aiming to educate
consumers to care for their clothes in a more sustainable way. Another solution presented
was the project Restart Fashion: Five Easy Steps to Sustainability; an online platform
helping designers make more sustainable choices in the design and production process.
Today also marked the one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse.
Copenhagen Fashion Summit commemorated the more than 1,100 victims with one minute of
silence and a speech by the Bangladesh Accord’s executive director of international
operations, Alan Roberts.
Copenhagen Fashion Summit is a biennial event organized by Danish Fashion Institute on
behalf of Nordic Fashion Association.
SOURCE Danish Fashion Institute