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Knowing your supply chain is the first step to sustainability 4 Jul 2018

With most of the environmental impact of an apparel brand or retailer's business embedded in its supply chain, knowing and understanding exactly who’s on the list is a vital first step to tackling sustainability.

How purchasing practices impact apparel supply chains 23 May 2018

Sustainability and social responsibility is no longer just an option in business, it has become a commercial imperative and needs to be integrated into the DNA of a company. But are businesses really there yet? And are workers' lives improving as a result of social and environmental auditing? Bill McRaith, chief supply chain officer for PVH Corp, joins the debate at the recent Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

Collaboration key to driving responsible sourcing 25 May 2017

The key message at this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit was that the global apparel and textile industry needs to take a holistic view on how it tackles sustainability and responsible sourcing – with collaboration the key to making any real impact.

Fashion summit calls for transparency to boost sustainability 29 Apr 2014

A more sustainable fashion industry requires complete transparency and control over every aspect of production. That was the message at the third biennial Copenhagen Fashion Summit, held last week in the Danish capital.

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Sustainability key to resilient post-Covid fashion industry 19 May 2020

Fashion executives are being urged to place sustainability at the core of their business models to help rebuild resilient and sustainable businesses post-Covid-19.

New theme for Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2020 3 Apr 2020

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.

Copenhagen Fashion Summit postponed amid coronavirus 6 Mar 2020

Copenhagen Fashion Summit has been pushed back to October following the growing public health concerns around the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

Copenhagen Fashion Summit agenda takes shape 3 Feb 2020

The agenda for this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit is taking place with former H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson and Robert Sinclair, president of global supply chain for Global Brands Group, among the speakers. 

Brand and supplier "matchmaking" event aims to drive green innovation 28 Jan 2020

Copenhagen Fashion Summit and Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF) have collaborated on a new business space aimed at helping small and large fashion businesses implement solutions to create greener products.

Proposals for EU policymakers on circular clothing 13 Dec 2019

Three leading apparel organisations have published a set of proposals for EU policymakers to accelerate circular practices in the apparel, footwear and textile sectors.

Danish brand Masai FSC certifiied for wood-based fibres 6 Nov 2019

Masai Copenhagen has become the first Danish fashion brand to gain FSC certification across its supply chain for wood-based fibre products such as viscose.

Startup uses 3D knitting for "zero waste" sweater 31 Oct 2019

Danish startup Son of a Tailor has secured more than US$100,000 in funding via Kickstarter to manufacture its Zero Waste pullover, which uses 3D knitting technology to help prevent overproduction and eliminate textile waste in the form of off-cuts.

Ganni launches clothing rental service 26 Sep 2019

Danish clothing brand Ganni has become the latest company to offer a rental service as part of its mission to become more circular and increase the longevity of its clothes.

New partnership will share responsible fashion solutions  22 May 2019

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.