In just a few weeks, the most important international event on sustainable fashion this year will take place in Copenhagen. It is the Copenhagen Fashion Summit that holds its third conference since 2009. The conference will take place on April 24 and once again in the beautiful Copenhagen Opera House. The focus of the conference will be solutions for a sustainable industry and for sustainable consumption.
The full program has just been sent out and reveals an impressive agenda filled with presentations by sustainable fashion experts and highly influential fashion people internationally. Some of the speakers are: Livia Firth (Eco Age Ltd and founder of Green Carpet Challenge), Jason Kibbey (Sustainable Apparel Coalition), Helena Helmersson (Head of Sustainability, H&M), and Vanessa Friedman (Fashion Editor, Financial Times). The agenda also includes two panel debates, one addressing innovative materials and the other focusing on the future of fashion.
The summit will be officially opened by a welcoming speach by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. And, to underline the high economic and political significance of the overall topic, Denmark’s Minister for Economic Affairs and the Interior, Margrethe Vestager, will give an opening presentation.
As icing on the cake, 120 design and business school students will present their “The Voice of the Next Generation”. And of course, there will be a fashion show in the afternoon. This year’s fashion show, entitled “Design and Denim Challenge”, will showcase the design work of 12 nordic fashion designer who have created up-to-date fashion with consideration to sustainability. For more information, see the official conference homepage. Looking forward to participating.