THE KEY TO A SUSTAINABLE FASHION FUTURE ....
As humans, we adapt and evolve. Constantly. Furthermore, we are good at it. We can change our behaviour, we learn to speak new languages and we learn to use new technology. However, It becomes slightly more difficult as we age. This is why the established fashion industry will never be completely detached from the current unsustainable paradigm of heavy polluting and resource intensive fashion and textile industry we have today. But the next generation of designers and business executives will be, which is why the new voice of fashion is so important. The next generation holds the key to a sustainable fashion future. The main purpose is to form an alliance with a variety of upcoming decision makers and like-minded individuals, who, a few years from now, will be making the decisions that shape the industry. This is what the industry needs to survive - a gentle push from the next generation.
A VOICE IN THE INDUSTRY
The Youth Fashion Summit was originally initiated to give the next generation a voice and an opportunity to influence the decisions that will be made today, but whose effect will mostly be felt tomorrow. As a part of the world's largest and most important conferences on sustainability in fashion, the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, students are given easy access to CEOs, top designers, politicians and decision makers.
POWER OF NETWORK
Bringing talented young people from all over the world together shows that the real strength comes from the power of networking. The participants come with different experiences, qualifications and cultural backgrounds and when they leave Copenhagen they have formed and fused a network that will be powerful enough to change the world of fashion.