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Designing a circular system


The fashion industry’s plans to align itself with the principles of the circular economy will be unveiled in Copenhagen next month.

When the leading names from the world of fashion arrive in the Danish capital for the 2017 edition of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit – one of the industry’s flagship events – the focus will be on agreeing a pathway towards a circular system. Under the banner: Commitment to change, summit organisers Global Fashion Agenda will lay out next steps for how retailers and brands can design a truly sustainable future.

Dame Ellen MacArthur, head of the circular economy’s most important organisation – the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, will speak at the event.

Eva Kruse, CEO and president of Global Fashion Agenda and the organiser of the Summit, said: “Since last year’s Summit, we’ve been busy reshaping and evolving the format of the event. One of the major changes that I’m especially pleased with is the intensified focus on commitments and outcomes. By putting forward a call to action, which is already receiving substantial backing by key industry players, and by launching the Pulse of the Fashion Industry report, the Summit is proving that it is able to take leadership and help unite the industry towards a better future.”

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