Latest Insights

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.

Latest News

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. 

New Fashion Futures 2030 scenario planning toolkit 16 May 2019

An interactive learning toolkit has launched at this week's 10th Annual Copenhagen Fashion Summit to explore how current trends – from climate change to nationalism and AI – could shape fashion in 2030.

New Google pilot to measure fashion's environmental impact 16 May 2019

Tech giant Google is to partner with British luxury fashion brand Stella McCartney on a pilot project that aims to use supply chain data to measure the environmental impact of the fashion industry.

Industry groups target EU leaders with new Manifesto on Circularity 15 May 2019

A coalition of apparel industry trade organisations is calling on European Union policymakers to establish a circular fashion system, adding current tools to scale change are "inadequate".

Ganni and Allbirds join Global Fashion Agenda group 17 Apr 2019

Danish clothing brand Ganni and sustainable footwear firm Allbirds have become the latest companies to join Global Fashion Agenda's new Associate Partners circle, supporting the organisation's mission to make the fashion industry sustainable.

Ganni makes sustainability strides 12 Mar 2019

Danish clothing brand Ganni is making sustainability strides, having announced its affiliation to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and collaboration with RePack to ship more of its web orders in recyclable packaging.