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C.L.A.S.S. named as Textiles Partner for Fashion Summit
Apr '12
C.L.A.S.S. has been confirmed as the Official Materials/Textiles Partner for the Copenhagen Fashion Summit (Copenhagen, May 3, 2012) the world's largest conference on sustainability and fashion organized by the NICE Project in collaboration with the Danish Fashion Institute. NICE is an international organization comprised of the fashion organizations from Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland that have come together in 2009 behind a code of conduct and ten year plan aimed at transforming the fashion industry's business practices into more sustainable ones.

For the 2012 edition, C.L.A.S.S. has been the exclusive textiles provider for the fithteen fashion houses participating in the NICE Design Challenge, a runway competition involving top nordic designers to showcase new innovative materials that affect the climate to a lesser degree than traditional materials.

C.L.A.S.S. has been involved with the NICE Project since its launch in 2009, the two organizations share both objectives and philosophy, and a unique and complementary know-how aimed at bringing innovation and sustainability to the whole fashion industry by facilitating the way fashion houses and designers acquire materials and processes.

The partners' goal is to transform eco-fashion from a niche segment into a global industry standard to offer real choices that combine stile and sustainability to the end consumer.

“The Copenhagen Fashion Summit is the world's most important conference on sustainability and Fashion both for its content and because it engages all the fashion industry supply chain. We are proud to be official partners for this event that shares our philosophy and vision and complements our for the future of the fashion industry.” Says Giusy Bettoni, CEO & Founder, C.L.A.S.S.

“The NICE Design Challenge is an amazing opportunity for designers and fashion brands to work with innovative eco-materials, and for the public to witness what is possible when fashion and innovation come together.

“We have worked with C.L.A.S.S. since 2009 and share a common project in making deep, structural changes to how the fashion and design industries operate,” said Eva
Kruse, Director, Danish Fashion Institute. “By sharing know-how and assets with
C.L.A.S.S. we are able to both extend and strengthen our reach through the whole fashion supply chain, from yarn weavers to the end consumer.”

Among the speakers that will take part to the summit, we would like to remind: Vanessa Friedman, Financial Times - Rossella Ravagli, GUCCI - Holly Dublin, PPR – Helena Helmersson, H&M – Giordano Capuano, Vivienne Westwood – Mark Sumner, Marks & Spencer – Anne Prahl, WGSN – Michael Schragger, Sustainable Fashion Academy.

Textile producers providing materials from C.L.A.S.S.' Eco-library three categories include:

Naturals & Organics - Conceria Tre Effe S.r.l, Euromaglia and Lanificio Zignone;
Repurposed & Recycled - Euromaglia, and Tessitura Virgilio Taiana;

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