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Copenhagen Fashion Week unveils Sustainability Action Plan

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Pic: Copenhagen Fashion summit
Pic: Copenhagen Fashion summit
The Copenhagen Fashion Week recently unveiled its Sustainability Action Plan 2020-2022, designed to reinforce the event’s sustainability profile and push the industry to accelerate its sustainability efforts. The plan was developed with contributions from industry experts and presents how the event will transition to becoming more sustainable.

Examples of sustainability goals include reducing its climate impact by half and rethinking waste systems in all aspects of event production, with zero waste as the goal by 2022. The plan also focuses on the bigger picture by outlining how the event will implement sustainability requirements and set new standards for participation to push the industry toward necessary, comprehensive change.

Copenhagen Fashion Week will continue to develop its strategic commitment to sustainability and engage partners, other fashion weeks and the industry in an ongoing process to support the industry in changing the system, the event organisers said in a press release.

“All industry players—including fashion weeks—have to be accountable for their actions and be willing to change the way business is done. The timeframe for averting the devastating effects of climate change on the planet and people is less than a decade, and we’re already witnessing its catastrophic impacts today. Put simply, there can be no status quo,” said Cecilie Thorsmark, chief executive officer of Copenhagen Fashion Week, in a statement.

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