Denmark: Sustainable Fashion Pioneer

The fashion industry is one of the leading pollutants and denmark is taking the lead in addressing the issue through copenhagen’s fashion week.

By: Jacqueline Pinedo

Copenhagen Fashion Week is the largest fashion show in the Nordic region. Photo Credit: Copenhagen Fashion Week

The fashion world has their attention on Copenhagen’s biannual Fashion Week, which not only showcases Scandinavia’s sleek fashion style, but is also pushing awareness on slow fashion production.

Denmark is a world leader when it comes to sustainable energy and now they are leading the way in sustainable fashion. Copenhagen’s Fashion week is creating a platform where sustainable fashion brands can flourish and fast fashion issues can be addressed.

Scandinavia’s Sustainable Fashion Powerhous

Over the summer, Global Fashion Agenda and Copenhagen Fashion Week became two separate entities. This transpired after Copenhagen Fashion Week’s steady success since its first show in 2009.

According to Global Fashion Agenda, they strategically planned the separation of entities two years ago to strengthen the organizations role as a global leader in the development of sustainable fashion within the fashion industry.

Copenhagen Fashion Week Appoints New CEO

Starting November 1st, Cecile Thorsmark will be the new CEO of Copenhagen Fashion Week. Along with her new position she plans on putting sustainability on the forefront.

On Copenhagen Fashion Week’s website, Thorsmark commented on her position and said, “I believe Copenhagen Fashion Week has even greater potential, which is why I plan to work, for example, to reinforce Copenhagen Fashion Week’s sustainability profile and to create an international platform with Scandinavian fashion as its driving force.” 

Photo Credit: Copenhagen Fashion Week