Copenhagen Fashion Summit, CIFF announce C+
Pic: Global Fashion Agenda
The Copenhagen Fashion Summit and the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF) recently announced a business space for sustainable innovation called C+, set to launch in August this year during the Copenhagen Fashion Week. It is designed to help small and large fashion businesses implement innovative solutions to create more sustainable products.
At a curated trade and exhibition area at CIFF, C+ will present some of the world’s most promising sustainable solutions covering the entire value chain. The business space will have approximately 100 solutions on exhibition and also a stage programme with panels focusing on sustainable solutions, according to a press release from Copenhagen-based Global Fashion Agenda (GFA).
C+ will also offer a matchmaking programme with facilitated and pre-scheduled business meetings between fashion brands and solution providers to help companies take the first important steps towards further implementing sustainability.
“Copenhagen Fashion Summit is restricted in terms of how many companies we can engage, which is why we are beyond excited about our collaboration with CIFF and having the opportunity to access its huge network in the Nordics. Creating direct connections between fashion brands and innovative solutions aligns well with our mission to mobilise and guide the fashion industry to take bold and urgent action on sustainability,” said GFA chief executive officer Eva Kruse.
The C+ space is inspired by Copenhagen Fashion Summit’s sustainable solutions platform, Innovation Forum, which has been a permanent fixture at the summit the past few years. By teaming up with CIFF, one of the largest and longest-running fashion fairs in Europe, C+ taps into the Scandinavian audience and will reach the fair’s nearly 2,000 exhibiting brands.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)