Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Livia Firth Challenges H&M's Claims of "Sustainability"

Livia Firth doesn’t call herself a “professional agitator” on Twitter for nothing. Faced with H&M’s Helena Helmmersson at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit on…

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Vanessa Friedman: "Driving Force of Fashion is Planned Obsolescence"

The phrase “sustainable fashion” isn’t just a contradiction in terms, declared New York Times fashion critic Vanessa Friedman last Thursday, it also doesn’t make…

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H&M Launches "Clevercare" Label at Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Stella McCartney wants you to back away from the washing machine. The British designer made a video cameo at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit on Thursday to introduce…

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Kering Aims to be the "World's Most Sustainable" Luxury-Goods Conglomerate

The name change was only the beginning. Kering—formerly known as the PPR Group—plans to become the world’s most sustainable luxury-goods conglomerate, Marie-Claire Daveu, the…

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How the Rio+20 Summit Proposes Changing the World Through Fashion

Though the role of the apparel industry in sustainable development has not made it into the final Rio+20 text, it was the topic of conversation among the fashion industry…

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7 Youth Fashion Summit Demands for a More Sustainable Fashion Industry

MAKE MEMORIES, NOT JUNK The challenge is to make ‘common sense’ more common, said one representative from the Bocconi School of Management in Milan. “In today’s…

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Copenhagen Fashion Summit Ends With a Sustainable Runway Show

RUNWAY TO GREEN Sponsored by H&M, the runway showcased 15 Nordic fashion houses—both emerging and established—including Norrback, Ivana Helsinki, Marimekko, Ásta Creative…

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Copenhagen Fashion Summit Hammers Out Industry "Code of Conduct"

When the Nordic fashion industry sought to devise a set of socio-environmental guidelines for apparel and textile businesses, it turned to the UN Global Compact for inspiration. Using…

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UN Global Compact Launches First Industry-Specific Initiative for Fashion

As the impact of climate change becomes more difficult to ignore, advocates for a more sustainable fashion industry are finally getting the legitimacy they seek. The United Nations…

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COPENHAGEN EVENT: Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Details TBD. + Danish Fashion Institute

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COPENHAGEN EVENT: Nordic Initiative, Clean and Ethical (NICE) Conference

The next NICE conference will take place in Copenhagen on Sept. 23, 2010, with speakers Sandy MacLennan (CLASS), Pernille Lind Olsen (Novozymes), Phil Patterson (Colour Connections) and…

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5 Things We Learned About Sustainable Fashion From COP15

Photo by Nordic Fashion Association While governmental leaders from all around the world met in Copenhagen last week to hash out a new climate-change treaty, the fashion industry…

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FT Fashion Editor at COP15 Fashion Summit: Eco-Fashion Needs a Common Lexicon

Photo by Nordic Fashion Association In the middle of packing for the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, Vanessa Friedman, fashion editor of the Financial Times, was overcome by a wave of panic.…

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Steampunk Time Travelers Invade Eco-Fashion Design Contest at COP15

Photo by Sacha Maric We bet Jules Verne never saw this one coming. Set against a backdrop of time travel, the Industrial Revolution, and parallel universes, “ClangBoomSteam”…

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Lily Allen Quits Music for Fashion, COP15 Fashion Summit, When Stella Met Morrissey

British chanteuse Lily Allen wants to take a two-year leave of absence from performing to open a boutique—one that will rent designer clothes to the common masses. (Elle U.K.) As…

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