CPHFW x Zalando

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Zalando and Copenhagen Fashion Week join forces to accelerate sustainable development in the fashion industry

Copenhagen Fashion Week is proud to announce its continued partnership with Zalando for the second year as strategic partner. The two parties come together in their dedication to accelerate sustainability in the fashion industry.

With Zalando and Copenhagen Fashion Week having committed to ambitious sustainability targets, the partnership is an exciting signal for the journey ahead around sustainable change. Zalando revealed their do.MORE strategy in October 2019 with the vision to be a sustainable fashion platform with a net-positive impact for people and the planet. One part of the strategy is to continuously increase ethical standards and by 2023 only work with partners who align with them. To this end, Zalando has made sustainability assessments mandatory for both its private labels and partner brands. Copenhagen Fashion Week unveiled its Sustainability Action Plan at the start of 2020, which announced its ambition to transition and develop into a pioneering industry platform. Outlining targets across not only the event itself but also setting minimum standards for all participating brands by 2023, the Sustainability Action Plan aims to push the fashion industry to implement necessary and comprehensive change.

Together, both Zalando and Copenhagen Fashion Week will align across these three year action plans in order to leverage impactful change.

“We are very proud to enter into a partnership with Copenhagen Fashion Week - a partner that shares our ambition to drive collective change towards sustainability in the fashion industry. Collaboration is in the DNA of Zalando and with more than 45 Million customers in 23 markets and more than 4500 brands on our platform, we want to use our scale and innovative technology to raise the bar and with Copenhagen Fashion Week, we have a strong partner in the European fashion ecosystem”, says David Schneider, co-CEO of Zalando SE.

“Together with Zalando, we hope to send a powerful signal to the fashion industry, that it is possible to drive positive change if we dare to demand a high level of sustainability as a prerequisite for working together" - Cecilie Thorsmark, CEO of Copenhagen Fashion Week.

Zalando Embarks On Search for the Next Zalando Sustainability Award Winner

Zalando and Copenhagen Fashion Week is honoured to present the next edition of the Zalando Sustainability Award. Following the success of the last three seasons, it is with great pleasure and excitement that we invite you to submit an application to be considered for the award. Please be aware that we can only accept applications from apparel brands and not pure accessory, footwear or swimwear brands.

Applications for the SS23 edition are now open. Please find the application form and all relevant information for all interested brands.

Application deadline: 10am CET on 25th April 2022