If you’re interested in themes of sustainability, radical transparency, the circular economy, and growth, this is the list of foursustainable fashion events to attend this year:
- Interfiliere, March 20 – 21st, Hong Kong
InterfiliereHong Kongis a two-day event which brings together top brands along with a huge selection of the top innovative mills and suppliers from in the world.It welcomes 1,000 attendees from up to 30 countries. 80 exhibitors will show off their latest innovations infabrics, fibres,embroideries, accessories, and beyond. While this event seems like a regular textile tradeshow, it is increasingly putting an emphasis on sustainability with many talks and workshops addressing the issues of a lower carbon footprint, recyclability, andcircularity for the fashion industry.
- Fashion Revolution Week, April 22nd – 28th, Global
The Rana Plaza factory collapsedin 2013, killing 1,138 people and injuring many more, shooking the fashion world and igniting the biggest fashion activism moment for a safer,fairer fashion industry. Every year since Fashion Revolution Week encourages people to ask the brands #whomademyclothes and demand better transparency in the fashion supply chain. The organizing body behind Fashion Revolution Week -Fashion Takes Action – encourages people to print andshare posters on social media, and abstract others to become curious about the hidden side of manufacturing.
- Copenhagen Fashion Summit, May 15th – 16th, Copenhagen
Over the past ten year, Copenhagen Fashion Summit has been established as a key event which steers the conversation on sustainability. The event brings together up to 1,300 key players from more than fifty countries from all over the world to represent the fashion sector, NGOs, politics, media, and academia. The two-day event is comprised of exhibits,talks, and networking.
- REMODE, October 29th – 30th, Los Angeles
REMODE is an event which brings together the entire industry’s boldest and brightest minds to change fashion for the better. The fashion industry is the second largest polluter in theworld,it must evolve with clear purpose and transparency. Attendees will explore exhibits, network, listen to talks, and discover innovative solutions.