Copenhagen

For Aiayu, Aesthetics and Ethics Go Hand in Hand

Many often seek out items that they wear and use in their home to tell a story, but often the story is told through the purchaser – rather than through the product itself. For Aiayu,…

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Filippa K's Copenhagen Store Presents Fashion's Circular Future

FUTURE OF RETAIL Plus, spot and snap any of the retailer’s ambassadors—who will be tooling around town till Sunday in jackets emblazoned with messages such as “I’ve…

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Kim Kardashian's Fur Bikini Might Have Been Historical Cosplay

The ridiculousness that is Kim Kardashian came to a head in January, when the reality-show star hit the slopes in Utah wearing a fur bikini—or “furkini,” as she dubbed it…

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Takaokami's Ethical Rainwear Tackle Showers in Style

RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY Jorn’s Scandinavian ethos is apparent in her designs, which are understated but made to last. (Standouts include a generously-sized hat and a kicky A-line…

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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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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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New Academic Fashion Prize to Reward Supply-Chain Transparency

Designer Bruno Pieters and fashion journalist Kristopher Arden-Houser have teamed up to create the “From1000 Transparency Prize”. The award is inspired by Piter’s…

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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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VIDEO: The "Mesh" Dress is a Living, Growing, Wearable Garden

No space for a garden? Ali Seçkin Karayol and Mette Lyckegaard’s “Mesh” dress doesn’t just anchor seeds for planting, but it also composts kitchen scraps to…

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MUUSE: An Online Marketplace That Lets You Shop From the World's Top Fashion Schools

Fashion as a democracy? With MUUSE, a new online marketplace that features the world’s leading design schools, you could launch the career of fashion’s next big thing simply…

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COPENHAGEN EVENT: Towards Sustainability in the Fashion and Textile Industry

Sustainability and CSR are increasingly areas of focus across industries, but are especially important for the fashion and textile industry, one of the comparatively most polluting…

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Stine Ladefoged’s Dramatic Knits Are Wearable Works of Art

We cannot resist a chunky knit. Danish designer Stine Ladefoged juxtaposes bulky- and fine-gauge woolens to create arresting flights of fantasy without sacrificing wearability. Many of…

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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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People and Planet Are One, Says EDUN CEO at Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Photo by Nordic Fashion Association EDUN’s pro-planet ethos was completely accidental, admitted Christian Kemp-Griffin, the company’s chief mission officer, at the Fashion…

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