News: Calling out consumption
Copenhagen Fashion Summit considers responsible innovation in the fashion & textile industry
Tuesday, 17th May 2016
At last week's Copenhagen Fashion Summit, an engaged audience listened to a range of speakers with a common theme; if fashion is to become more responsible then collaboration, innovation and education across the sector will be needed.
Speakers included Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Livia Firth (Eco-Age Ltd), Vanessa Friedman (New York Times), Kristian Jensen (Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hannah Jones (Nike), Anna Gedda (H&M) and Rick Ridgeway (Patagonia).
New business models are needed to address the current cycle of consumption and to create an industry which focuses on sustainable development rather than continual growth.
Here at Uniform Reuse, we believe that a Circular Economy is the best way to start.
End-of-use phase scores badly in fashion value chain
The recently published 'Pulse of the Fashion Industry' report says that fashion brands score their worst - less than 1 out of 10 - at their end-of-use phase.
NZ Textile Reuse Programme gains new members
Textile rental service Alsco and Wellington City Council have joined the New Zealand Textile Reuse Programme, which aims to reuse the 80 billion garments produced each year rather than see 75% of them go to landfill or incineration as at present.