Copenhagen hosts world's biggest sustainable fashion summit
Hosting the world's largest conference on sustainability and fashion - Copenhagen Fashion Summit - the city of Copenhagen continues to set the global agenda on environmental, social and economically sustainable solutions. Today May 3rd, the summit was opened by HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark in glorious sunny weather.
Good friends of INDEX: Design to Improve Life®, Danish Fashion Institute and Nordic Fashion Association are both organizing and hosting Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2012 held in the beautiful Copenhagen Opera in front of a diverse, international audience of more than 1,000 people from all industries.
Moderated by acclaimed actress Connie Nielsen and famous ballet dancer Nikolaj Hübbe, the focus of the summit is "to address the challenges of consumer engagement and sustainable consumption, as well as how the industry can raise consumer awareness on sustainable fashion, engaging them in choosing, buying and making sustainable decisions."
CEO of Danish Fashion Institute and Chairman of Nordic Fashion Association, Eva Kruse, says: "Whatever course fashion decides to plot, it will have an enormous effect on people's mindsets and the way they act", and thereby emphasizing how a united fashion industry can make a big difference.
The summit's program is packed with big-caliber speakers from businesses like H&M, Levi Strauss & Co, Deloitte, CNN,United Nations, Gucci, Greenpeace and supporting partners include INDEX: Award 2009 Winner Better Place, INDEX: Partner Ministry of Business & Growth and INDEX: Partner City Copenhagen.
Copenhagen Fashion Summit is the world's largest and most important conference on sustainability and CSR in the fashion industry. The biennial Summit gathers 800-1000 key industry stakeholders to identify new opportunities and forward-looking solutions for the global fashion industry to tackle the growing sustainability challenges facing the planet.
Building on past successes, the Copenhagen Fashion Summit is a part of a continued venture for a joint commitment from the Scandinavian fashion industry to take a lead on social and environmental issues. The 2012 Summit is determined to once again set innovative new objectives for a sustainable fashion industry towards 2020.