Today, Global Fashion Agenda is pleased to announce that Danish fashion giant BESTSELLER has joined its group of Strategic Partners. About the decision Dorte Rye Olsen, sustainability manager at BESTSELLER, says: “We believe a common and focused effort is needed to create a more sustainable fashion industry. Therefore, we’re happy to enter into this partnership with Global Fashion Agenda, and we are convinced that we can learn from each other’s experiences and together have a positive impact on the global fashion agenda.” BESTSELLER joins the founding group of Strategic Partners, which includes H&M, Kering, Target, Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Li & Fung.
The end-of-use phase is a significant sinner in the fashion value chain. The newly published Pulse of the Fashion Industry report concludes that fashion brands score an average of 9 out of 100 at the end-of-use phase, the absolute lowest in the entire value chain. This shows that most brands have not yet recognised the opportunities of the end-of-use phase. A circular fashion model would not only be sustainable in terms of resources but there are clear indications that it would also make sense financially.
At this year’s Youth Fashion Summit, young talents drafted the first-ever proposed UN resolution on fashion related to the Sustainable Development Goals. The students have been invited to present their work during the UN General Assembly in New York on 21 September. The Youth Fashion Summit will also be present at the UN on 18 July with the program director of Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Mette Harrestrup, PhD, as its representative, presenting our vision to equip young talents with knowledge and network to become true game changers.