The organisers of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit are planning to focus the rescheduled October event on the ways the worldwide pandemic is forcing fashion to undergo a dramatic transformation.
Originally due to take place in May, the event will now take place on 12-13 October, and will address the theme ‘Redesigning Value: How do we define value in fashion post-crisis?‘ Its aim is to navigate the current and future realities facing the industry as it weathers the storm of a global health and economic crisis.
One of the world’s leading business forums for sustainability in fashion, Copenhagen Fashion Summit will explore the negative impacts of fashion, which have become more visible in recent weeks and months.
“Through this challenging period, I have had the chance to speak with many industry leaders about the difficulties they are currently facing and what the future will look like post-pandemic,” says Eva Kruse, CEO of Summit organiser Global Fashion Agenda.
“This crisis has forced a quarantine on the world and by extension a quarantine on consumption, raising the question of how this will impact the fashion landscape in the aftermath. Now is the time to think deeply about the constructs surrounding value in our fashion system so we can stimulate positive lasting change for our entire industry and planet.”
According to Global Fashion Agenda, redesigning value will prompt industry players to create more resilient businesses by bringing sustainable practices to the core of the business models.
“By re-examining how we can strengthen our relationships to our supply chain partners, our own employees and also our customers, we can help brands discover a newfound purpose and a willingness to emerge on the other side more resilient than ever.”
Copenhagen Fashion Summit is among a raft of industry events that have been cancelled in the wake of Covid-19: Apparel events postponed and cancelled by coronavirus