Fashion Summit Copenhagen
Dec 9, 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fashion Summit Copenhagen

While politicians gather in the Bella Center for the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the Nordic fashion industry gathers at The Opera House in Copenhagen to participate in this year's most important fashion event – the Fashion Summit – part of the NICE project.

On the brink of potentially dangerous climate change and with attention on corporate social responsibility soaring to new heights, the world needs innovators who can lead the push toward a more sustainable economy. The fashion industry has the potential to be one such innovator, working proactively to address critical environmental,social, and ethical challenges on a global scale.

The Nordic Initiative Clean and Ethical (NICE) has been established to motivate and assist companies in the Nordic fashion industry in becoming more sustainable. NICE is a groundbreaking collaboration that brings together the entire Nordic fashion industry around the shared goal of incorporating sustainable values, principles, and practices into the industry and making a difference globally.

Fashion Summit will start this process by catalyzing a discussion on the evolution ofa successful fashion industry in a world where new business models are required to tackle the growing sustainability challenges facing the planet and our societies. Whatdoes a sustainable fashion industry look like and what does it take to get us there? These questions will be discussed.

Keynote speakers will address the issue at the Fashion Summit:

Laurent Claquin, Senior VP, Corporate Social Responsibility at PPR Group
Julie Gilhart, Senior VP, Fashion Director at Barneys New York
Ingrid Schullström, Head of CSR at H&M
Christian Kemp-Griffin, Chief Mission Officer at Edun
Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Editor at Financial Times
Ros Harvey, Global Programme Manager at Better Work
Marjorie Yang, Chairman of Esquel
Peder Michael Pruzan-Jørgensen, Managing Director Europe at BSR

Adding to this interesting line up of speakers, the Fashion Summit will showcase sustainable fashion on the runway
• A runway show of sustainable fashion, made by the best new generation ofNordic fashion designers, using unique eco-materials supplied by C.L.A.S.S, will
be the finale of the day's events. Twenty designers are competing to win a
coveted prize.
• Judges include:
Fern Mallis, Senior VP IMG Fashion / Laird Borelli, Senior Features Editor, / Ann-Sofie Johansson, Head of design H&M / Margareta van den
Bosch, Creative Advisor, H&M / Erin Mullaney, Buying Director, Browns

The Award is presented by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

An Exhibition of sustainable materials and processes will be open all day at the Opera Housethe Opera House
The textiles, materials and processes of the future will be on display at our exhibition showcasing organic, recycled and renewable textiles and sustainable processes in the value chain of the industry.

The program allows time to mingle with the opinion leaders in the fashion industry, share opinions on the challenges for the future and enjoy entertaining performancesin the spirit of Copenhagen Opera House.

Who is participating

More than 350 leaders from the Nordic and global fashion industry, CSR Experts, politicians, NGO's, academia and celebrities have already signed up.

When and where

Copenhagen Opera House, Copenhagen, Denmark
December 9th 2009
Press conference: 10am – 11am
Fashion Summit: 11 am – 6 pm

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