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May 22, 2019

New partnership will share responsible fashion solutions 

By Beth Wright

Private sector global platform Fashion 4 Development (F4D) has announced a partnership with solutions-platforms OXITEX and CLASS in the wake of the tenth Copenhagen Fashion Summit. 

F4D Solutions advocates for human rights and supports local craftsman by offering key initiatives to support the supply chain from beginning to end. It operates under the umbrella of Fashion 4 Development Solutions, which aims to be the first fashion entity to support sustainable, fair trade and eco-friendly business practices in global brands.

The collaboration will be launched through a Pop-Up shop opening during London Fashion Week as well as a series of masterclass activities starting at Premiere Vision in Paris September 2019. The main focus will be to share the sustainable solutions that are already available, which, F4D Solutions says, can make a “concrete difference” to supporting responsible fashion.

A multi-platform network that showcases exclusive fashion, textiles, and materials created using smarter sustainable technology, CLASS is based in Milan, Italy, and was founded by Giusy Bettoni in 2007.

OXITEX, meanwhile, aims to make a positive impact on the ecosystem and to provide customers with a powerful, eco-friendly and silver-free option of treatments for their products.

Its QMT Technology presented at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit is a “one-of-a-kind” hydrogen peroxide solution which is the ideal tool for protecting practically any surface or material from unwanted odours and microbes, F4D Solutions explains. When the hydrogen peroxide solution is done, it returns to the ecosystem as simply water and oxygen, helping break the cycle of environmentally destructive antimicrobials such as silver.

“We believe solutions need to be activated immediately. All companies must commit to more responsible ways of production industry-wide,” said Jeanine Ballone, managing director of F4D Solutions. “There are some companies that possess built-in innovation cultures which may be able to work internally, but many companies do not have the opportunity or time to commit to internal operations. These platforms that we are building and offering, are immediate solutions that allow companies to activate and switch as they are proven and scalable.”

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