The Danish Fashion Ethical Charter has been signed by all brands on the official schedule

Seeking to ensure the well-being of employees in the Danish fashion industry and to contribute to the creation of relevant and appropriate information about eating disorders and beauty and body ideals in the fashion industry, Copenhagen Fashion Week requires all brands on the official schedule to adhere to the Danish Fashion Ethical Charter.

In order to be a part of the official schedule of Copenhagen Fashion Week, all participating brands, regardless of whether they are signed up with a show or presentation, are required to sign the Danish Fashion Ethical Charter. The charter, founded in 2007 and continuously developed since, seeks to ensure the well-being of employees in the Danish fashion industry and to contribute to the making of relevant and appropriate information about the beauty ideals the fashion industry is a part of creating. Specifically, the charter contains a number of values all brands should respect, such as the promotion of healthy beauty and body ideals, showing respectful behaviour and promoting diversity in terms of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, size, socio-economic status and the like.

Furthermore, there are a number of rules regarding models that the brands showing at Copenhagen Fashion Week must adhere to:
1) Models must be at least 16 years of age 
2) Models must be served healthy and nutritious food at jobs 
3) Models must receive monetary payment for their work

This season, Copenhagen Fashion Week is proud to announce that we are entering a two-year partnership with Cofoco Food that will offer all shows and presentations on the official schedule the possibility of serving models sustainable vegetarian and vegan meals backstage — securing them energy throughout an intense and demanding fashion week.

Read more about the Danish Fashion Ethical Charter and see the names of signatories at danishfashionethicalcharter.com