A global Luxury group, Kering develops an ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, leather goods, jewellery and watches such as Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ and Stella McCartney. Kering is also developing the Sport & Lifestyle brands Puma, Volcom and Cobra. By ‘empowering imagination’, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner. The Group generated revenues of more than €11.5 billion in 2015 and had more than 38,000 employees at year end.
The three trillion-dollar fashion industry is also one of the most resource and labour intensive industries in the world, requiring a unified effort to increase the sustainability of the industry across categories, borders and businesses size. Hence, achieving significant impact calls for a joint commitment on addressing the most critical issues that face the industry and planet.
Global Fashion Agenda’s mission is therefore to mobilise the international fashion industry to transform the way we produce and consume fashion. This is done by engaging the broader fashion community on the most pressing issues and solutions and by creating joint commitments to achieve significant progress.
As the flagship event of Global Fashion Agenda, Copenhagen Fashion Summit offers a meeting platform for the fashion sector’s decision-makers and creatives to learn from and engage with industry frontrunners, leading NGOs, experts, policy-makers and academia on making sustainability a strategic priority. Ultimately, Copenhagen Fashion Summit will unite the industry on concrete commitments, for a world beyond next season.
Making sustainability fashionable
Global Fashion Agenda is first and foremost a fashion platform that conveys sustainability and expert knowledge to mainstream fashion executives and creatives. Global Fashion Agenda takes sustainability out of the lab and into the boardroom, thereby influencing decision-making at a strategic and operational level.
Reaching all corners of the fashion sector
Global Fashion Agenda aims to create a movement by engaging the entire spectrum of stakeholders that can make a difference, from CEOs to consumers, luxury to high street, sustainability experts to fashion influencers, academia to business, designers to suppliers and policy-makers to NGOs. Global Fashion Agenda aims to identify the most important issues and solutions for the industry as a whole.
Rallying decision-makers on concrete commitments
The flagship initiative - Copenhagen Fashion Summit - is the largest event convening the major fashion industry decision-makers at a global scale, ranging from C-suite level executives and policy-makers to designers, buyers and fashion influencers. We believe in the power of uniting forces to focus efforts across and for the benefit of the entire sector, and unite these decision-makers around a firm commitment to transformation.
Amplifying and demystifying expertise
Global Fashion Agenda will take a collaborative approach to curate, amplify and support the best of ongoing initiatives and programmes. We see the need to reinforce the message of these initiatives to a wider and non-expert audience, translating often complex knowledge and tools into accessible resources for executives and creatives alike and providing the business perspective.
H&M’s business idea is to provide fashion and quality at the best prices in a sustainable way. We want to make fashion sustainable and sustainability fashionable. As part of this, we make sustainable fashion choices available, attractive and affordable to as many people as possible and we use our size and scale to help lead the fashion industry towards full sustainability.
Target has long been focused on being a responsible corporate citizen. And we’re taking that commitment to a new level. We believe what makes Target unique is that we can leverage our scale, expertise in design and innovation, pledge to transparency and our long-standing commitment to being a responsible, sustainable company to achieve greater good.
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is the apparel, footwear and home textile industry’s foremost alliance for sustainable production. The Coalition’s main focus is on building the Higg Index, a standardized supply chain measurement tool for all industry participants to understand the environmental and social and labour impacts of making and selling their products and services. By measuring sustainability performance, the industry can address inefficiencies, resolve damaging practices, and achieve the environmental and social transparency that consumers are starting to demand. By joining forces in a Coalition, we can address the urgent, systemic challenges that are impossible to change alone.