This week in sustainability, events and themes are reworked in the wake of coronavirus, spurring special changes for sustainability-themed organizers.
COPENHAGEN FASHION SUMMIT: The annual sustainable fashion summit, which was postponed due to the coronavirus, has set Oct. 12 to 13 as the new dates and an updated theme: “Redesigning Value.”
“The summit will address fashion’s new reality,” said a statement from Global Fashion Agenda, the organizing group. The event will “navigate the current and future realities facing our industry,” with the pandemic prompting how to reorient sustainable business practices to a business’ core for greater resiliency.
An advocate for an industry reset, Eva Kruse, chief executive officer of Global Fashion Agenda, said: “This crisis has forced a quarantine on the world and by extension a quarantine on consumption, raising the question of how this will impact the fashion landscape in the aftermath.”
Copenhagen Fashion Summit announces new theme.
SUSTAINABLE FASHION FORUM: With Earth Day spilling out into a week or perhaps greening the whole month of April, Sustainable Fashion Forum pivots its IRL conference into its first virtual conference to be held on April 25.
Access to panels will not be live but rather housed in a “digital vault” for perusal by attendees. The panels include the