Leaders assembled at the epicentre for sustainability in fashion to form alliances for a new era, set commitments, and launch new initiatives to accelerate impact.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, June 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hosted in the grand setting of the Royal Opera House, Copenhagenon 7-8 June, the event convened over 900 leaders from brands, retailers, NGOs, policy, manufacturers, and innovators to drive urgent action. The Summit was presented by Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), the non-profit organisation that is The transition to a net positive fashion industry, under the patronage of HRH The Crown Princess of accelerating the transition Denmark.
The Summit was centred around the theme ‘Alliances for a New Era’. Under the theme, the event brought together leaders to foster pre-competitive collaboration within the fashion industry and examined atypical cross-industry alliances, in a bid to accelerate the transition to a net positive industry.
The content was designed to be the boldest yet and focused on challenging topics and honest discussions with more diverse voices. The programme covered topics from ‘What even is a sustainable brand?’ to ‘subverting fashion’s historical exclusion’, to ‘supercharged storytelling’ to the ‘metaverse impact and decentralised futures’.
Attendees heard from 112 speakers including HRH The Crown Princess of Denmark; Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability & institutional Affairs Officer, Kering ; Leo RongoneCEO, Bottega Veneta; Thierry AndrettaCEO, Mulberry; Lily ColeAuthor & Podcaster on climate solutions and Advisor for UNECE; Nicolaj Reffstrup, Founder, GANNI; Maximillian BittnerCEO, Vestiaire Collective; Paul PolmonCo-Author, Net Positive; Bobby KoladeFashion Designer; Halide Alagöz, Chief Product Officer, Ralph Lauren Corporation; Aditi Mayer, Sustainable fashion blogger and labor rights activist; Lindita Xhaferi SalihuFashion Charter Lead, UNFCCC; and many more. View all speakers.
Federica MarchionniCEO, Global Fashion Agenda, says: “Fashion is about change, you can let it happen, or you can make it happen. The Summit sparked many very promising alliances and we saw key stakeholders announce a flood of encouraging sustainability …