Fashion Summit 2009 Coincides with COP15 in Copenhagen


Nordic fashion label, FIN, spring/summer 2010 collection. Credit: FIN, Fashion Summit

Coinciding with the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen the Nordic fashion industry is gathering tomorrow for Fashion Summit 2009. Organized by Nordic Initiative Clean and Ethical (NICE), a collaboration committed to motivating the Nordic fashion industry to become more sustainable, the summit will discuss what a sustainable business model looks like in the fashion industry and what it takes to get there:More than 350 leaders from the Nordic and global fashion industry will be in attendance along with politicians, NGO's, and celebrities. The runway show--would a be a fashion summit without one(?)--will showcase sustainable fashion with eco-materials by C.L.A.S.S., and twenty designers will vie for the top Award presented by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

Keynote speakers include Julie Gilhart, senior VP and fashion director at Barneys New York; Ingrid Schullström, Head of CSR at H&M; Laurent Claquin, senior VP corporate social responsibility at PPR Group; Christian Kemp-Griffin, chief mission officer at Edun; Vanessa Friedman, fashion editor at Financial Times; Ros Harvey, global programme manager at Better Work; Marjorie Yang, chairman of Esquel, and Peder Michael Pruzan-Jørgensen, managing director Europe at BSR. :: Cosmo Worlds, Via Ecco*Eco

If you're in Copenhagen register at the Danish Fashion Institute, and check out designs from the Innovating Sustainable Fashion show on exhibit at the Danish Design School.

For breaking news on the United Nations Climate Change Conference, check out our COP15 coverage.

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