Creative Denmark and CPHFW gather Danish and international leaders to celebrate the launch of the new ‘Sustainability by design’ white paper, discussing a more responsible future for fashion.
The fashion industry accounts for roughly 4% of global carbon emissions which is equivalent to the combined annual GHG emissions of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. At the same time, fashion is primarily produced in a linear system of “take, make, dispose”, with 73% of the world’s clothing eventually ending up in landfills, showcasing a strong link between the issue of overproduction and fast consumption cycles.
As part of Copenhagen Fashion Week, Creative Denmark and CPHFW gather Danish and international public and private experts to celebrate the launch of the new ‘Sustainability by design’ white paper, to inspire and discuss how we can use design as a tool for sustainability and collectively as an industry move forward towards a more responsible future for fashion.
International and Danish experts will take a closer look at the potential of systematic industry change and togetherness across the industry, as well as how design-thinking can drive forward innovative practices for sustainability in the fashion industry. Sharing knowledge, discussing solutions and challenges to inspire and enable more responsible practices within the fashion industry.
Moderator: Majken Kalhave, Executive director, Creative Denmark
Opening remarks by Betina Hagerup, Director, The Danish Chamber of Commerce
The potential of systematic industry change By Cecilie Thorsmark, CEO Copenhagen Fashion Week
Curated panel discussion: How can design-thinking drive forward innovative practices for sustainability in the fashion industry?
Moderator: Kristoffer Dahy Ernst, Editor in chief, Euroman
Ulla Ræbild, Associate Professor, Programme Manager Design for Planet, Kolding Design School
Thimo Schwenzfeier, Show director NEONYT Germany
Nicolai Reffstrup, Founder, GANNI
Creative Denmark and Copenhagen Fashion Week have teamed up with Ark Journal to ensure the event traverses the wider creative landscape of the arts, design and architecture, as an independent publication and a leading voice in design and the arts in the Nordics, Creative Denmark and Copenhagen Fashion Week are proud to have their support across this celebration of sustainability in design.