Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2019 lines up top speakers

27 Feb '19
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Clockwise from top left: Baptiste Carriere, Cyrill Gutsch, Katharine Hamnett, Marion Hume, Michael Wang, Jennifer Silberman, Michael Preysman, Steven Kolb/Pic: Copenhagen Fashion summit
Clockwise from top left: Baptiste Carriere, Cyrill Gutsch, Katharine Hamnett, Marion Hume, Michael Wang, Jennifer Silberman, Michael Preysman, Steven Kolb/Pic: Copenhagen Fashion summit

The Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2019, a business event on sustainability in fashion to be held on May 15-16, has lined up eight influential names for the programme as speakers. In partnership with group of strategic partners like Kering, H&M, Target, Bestseller, Li & Fung, and Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Global Fashion Agenda leads the fashion industry.

Baptiste Carriere-Pradal, the vice president of Sustainable Apparel Coalition, drives and organises widespread change in the apparel industry. Cyrill Gutsch, founder of Parley for the Oceans, is renowned for creating greater awareness of the fragility of the oceans and implementing strategies that can end their destruction. Katharine Hamnett, a leading designer and activist, is famous for her political t-shirts and her ethical and sustainable business philosophy, according to a press release on the show.

Marion Hume, international fashion editor from the Australian Financial Review, is known for drawing attention to the need for fashion to be ethical. Steven Kolb, president and CEO of Council of Fashion Designers of America, is a leading voice on shaping the global fashion industry. Michael Preysman, founder and CEO of Everlane, is a leader in the transparent retail space sharing the true cost and mark-up of each product. Jennifer Silberman, vice president of corporate responsibility for Target, is a leading voice on corporate responsibility with more than 20 years’ experience working on economic development, sustainability, human rights, and women’s empowerment. Michael Wang, co-founder and COO, Ycloset, spearheads the largest fashion rental platform in Asia. (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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