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Copenhagen emerges international hub for sustainable fashion

When it comes to sustainability, Copenhagen Fashion Summit is far from alone in the month of May. Multiple major international organisations in the fashion and textile industry have chosen to hold their biggest events of the year in Copenhagen in the same week as the summit.

Numerous international companies have decided to schedule their annual summits and events the same week in Copenhagen, with big industry players like Planet Textiles and Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) showing their presence. SAC will kick off the week with their annual Full Membership Meeting taking place on 9-10 May at the Copenhagen Concert Hall, which will also frame the events of both Planet Textiles’ 2016 International Sustainable Textile Summit as well as the Copenhagen Fashion Summit. The SAC meeting – where the Higg Index, a tool that measures sustainability impact, will be discussed – is hosted by one of the founding members H&M as well as Danish Fashion Institute, Bestseller and IC Group and will be attended by international members ranging from Nike and Target to Burberry and Kering.

The day before Copenhagen Fashion Summit May 11, the Planet Textiles 2016: The Sustainable Textile Summit will take place. Initially launched in 2010 in Shanghai, the textile summit has established itself as Asia’s leading meeting place for sustainable textiles. In a unique collaboration with MCL News & Media, SAC and Messe Frankfurt, Planet Textiles chose to focus on Copenhagen in 2016.

 
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