Youth Fashion Summit is part of the Global Fashion Agenda and in partnering with Copenhagen School of Design and Technology

The partnership between Youth Fashion Summit and the United Nations Global Compact takes form as a two-year student programme, which sets out to challenge the 100 most talented students in the fashion industry to create a framework for the industry on how to reach two of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), namely SDG 3 and SDG 5.

The two-year sustainability program put together by the UN Global Compact in collaboration with the Global Fashion Agenda and Copenhagen School of Design and Technology will challenge the students to specifically dive into SDG 3, ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, and SDG 5, achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. The extracurricular programme is organised around webinars providing the students with different approaches, tools, as well as practical examples, and all participants will receive reading lists and preliminary assignments.

Organisers

Global Fashion Agenda mission is to mobilize the international fashion industry to transform the way we produce and consume fashion today. GFA is a unit under Danish Fashion Institute, a non-profit organization. GFA has several flagship events where Copenhagen Fashion Summit offer a meeting platform for fashion sector decision-makers to learn from and engage with industry frontrunners, leading NGOs, experts, policy-makers and academia, and come together on making sustainability a strategic priority.

Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, KEA is a higher education with an expansive design program where sustainability is a key driver. KEA wishes that the fashion actors of the future have skills and leverage to drive the sustainability agenda forward. KEA seeks, therefore, to collaborate with various actors within other educations, businesses, organisations and civil society to engage in this agenda.

Partners

The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals. The UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible corporate practices. Launched in 2000, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 9,500 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 70 Local Networks.

PANDORA designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished and contemporary jewellery made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. Present in more than 100 countries on six continents, it employs more than 27,350 people globally.

PANDORA is strongly committed to the United Nations Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As of today, they focus on the seven goals where they believe their business can have the largest positive, as well as adverse impact – including good health and wellbeing (SDG 3) and gender equality (SDG 5). PANDORA is proud to be the official partner of YFS 2018-19, and excited about interacting with the voices of the next generation on how to further pursue SDG 3 and 5.

special adviser

Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF )is a University of the Arts Research Centre, based at the London College of Fashion. CSF’s founding vision was to develop fashion design practice for sustainability as a new discipline that addresses and ameliorates the ecological, social, economic and cultural impact of the fashion industry. CSF’s work has both academic and industry application.