Copenhagen Fashion Summit
Apr 23-24, 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen Fashion Summit leads the way to a sustainable tomorrow

Under the patronage of her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, the Copenhagen Fashion Summit will highlight the fashion industry’s most innovative solutions to critical global environmental, social and ethical challenges.

It is a privilege and pleasure to announce the summit’s first confirmed speakers:

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of international institutional affairs, Kering
Livia Firth, Creative Director, Eco Age Ltd and founder of the Green Carpet Challenge
Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Editor, Financial Times
Fashion is one of the largest industries in the world.
Fashion is one of the most polluting industries globally.
Fashion exploits human labour in low-wage countries.
Fashion has the power to innovate and communicate
Fashion can change behavioural patterns amongst consumers
This makes fashion probably the most powerful industry in the world!
Hosted for the third time, the Copenhagen Fashion Summit has become the global focal point for innovative solutions and the international fashion industry’s preferred venue to exchange knowledge and experiences on the global challenges facing the industry.
Together with leading fashion companies and technology providers, the Copenhagen Fashion Summit will showcase new solutions for:

– Innovative materials and design techniques
– New approaches to fashion consumption
– Cross-sector partnerships for low-impact garment care
– Responsible and technology-driven sourcing
– Next generation and new talent focus

The list of global challenges facing the fashion industry is long—but willingness exists to create change and by bringing our forces together, raising awareness and sharing knowledge it is possible to create a socially
responsible and environmentally friendly fashion industry.

Copenhagen Fashion Summit catalyzes the discussion on a successful fashion industry in a world where new business models are required to tackle the growing sustainability challenges facing the planet and society.

Join the Copenhagen Fashion Summit to understand what a sustainable and socially responsible fashion industry looks like and the solutions it takes to get us there.

The first Copenhagen Fashion Summit was held in 2009 in conjunction with the UN Climate Change Conference COP15. The event drew massive attention and had keynote speakers from companies such as PPR Group, H&M, Barney’s, Financial Times, Edun, Better Work, the UN, politicians, celebrities and many more.

The second summit was held in May 2012, gathering more than 1,200 industry leaders, decision makers, NGOs and politicians from 27 countries around the world. As a summit media partner, CNN broadcasted 12 minutes from the event. Keynotes included Gucci, the UN, PPR, WGSN, Greenpeace, Patagonia, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, BSR, ministers, celebrities and many more.

The third summit will be held on 23-24 April 2014. Once again in the beautiful surroundings of the
Copenhagen Opera House.
Copenhagen Fashion Summit