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May 20, 2019

Everything you need to know from the Copenhagen Fashion Summit


The fashion industry’s largest and most influential event dedicated to sustainability took place in Copenhagen last week, with it bringing a flurry of new technology tools, company pledges and product announcements...

Heavy hitters including François-Henri Pinault, CEO of Kering, and Emanuel Chirico, CEO of PVH, took to the Copenhagen Fashion Summit stage to share their stance on development needed in the industry. The former has recently been hired by France President Emanuel Macron to create a “coalition” of CEOs in fashion to unite and agree on ambitious sustainability objectives together. Chirico meanwhile talked to the investment needed for long-term gains.

Top of the list of news from the week otherwise was our announcement with Google to collaborate with Stella McCartney to build-out a data analytics and machine learning tool that will enable fashion brands to make more responsible sourcing decisions.

Here’s everything else you need to know…

TOP STORIES
  • Google and Current Global collaborate with Stella McCartney to launch sustainable fashion pilot
  • Macron hires Kering CEO to improve sustainability of luxury fashion
  • Sustainability to become ‘requirement of doing business’ says PVH chief
  • In search of a business case for sustainability
  • Sustainability is linked to privilege – teasing out the truths from Copenhagen Fashion Summit
INNOVATION
  • Parley for the Oceans to announce Parley ID labels to identify garment composition
  • Alyx introduces blockchain tag detailing the origin and authenticity of garments
  • Can these innovators turn the tide of fashion’s pollution mess?
PLEDGES
  • Kering introduces animal welfare standards
  • LVMH announces signature of a five-year partnership with UNESCO to support Man and Biosphere (MAB) biodiversity program
  • Asics sustainability report displays progress
  • Pandora joins industry discussion on circular fashion at Copenhagen Fashion Summit
CIRCULARITY
  • Fixing one of fashion’s biggest issues: Leading organizations partner to launch new manifesto on circularity
  • Nike creates circular design guide
  • France says it will ban the burning of unsold luxury items
  • P&G’s Lenor launches call to action at Copenhagen Fashion Summit to address throw away fashion trend
  • Euratex to design for circular economy in textiles
PRODUCT
  • Nike and A-COLD-WALL: Can Good Design Be Sustainable?
  • H&M launches upcycling sustainability program for Weekday
  • Clothing hanger brand Arch & Hook makes the functional sexy and sustainable
  • A future world – Watch a trance-like film about the making of Nike’s futuristic leather

Read more from The Current Daily here

Words: The Current Daily 

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