The next generation of global fashion leaders are set to draft a resolution to the United Nations on fashion, making it the first negotiation of its kind.
Gathering for the Youth Fashion Summit prior to the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, young talent from around the world are set to discuss how the industry needs to tackle rising concerns of fashion manufacture and consumption.
Challenging social issues, the summit hopes to inspire corporate action through the UN, the first ever resolution concerning fashion.
The resolution will be negotiated with industry leaders such as H&M and Swarovski, and NGOs such as Greenpeace on 10 May 2017 before being presented on stage at Copenhagen Fashion Summit on 11 May. Later this year, the resolution will be presented to the UN in New York.
Also fighting for a sustainable fashion industry are renowned fashion industry names like Susie Lau (also known as Susie Bubble), who is the Youth Fashion Summit ambassador, and Simon Collins, the former dean of the School of Fashion at Parsons School of Design, who will give inspirational talks at the Youth Fashion Summit.
“This year we are truly proud to support the Youth Fashion Summit,” said Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board. “To empower the voice of future generations, who will continue to lead this fight for a sustainable fashion industry in the years to come.”