As humans we adapt and evolve. Constantly. And we’re good at it. We change behaviour, we learn to speak new languages and we learn to use new technology. It becomes slightly more difficult, however, as we age. This is why the established fashion industry never will be completely detached from the current unsustainable paradigm of heavy polluting and resource intensive fashion and textiles. But the next generation of designers and business executives will be, which is why this new voice of fashion is so important. This is the reason the next generation holds the key to a sustainable fashion future.


The Youth Fashion Summit was initiated originally 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 conference on sustainability in fashion, the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, students are given easy access to CEOs, top designers, politicians and decision makers. A separate event held prior to the main summit, the Youth Fashion Summit provides a wider platform for them to engage in.


The next edition of the Youth Fashion Summit will take place during spring 2016. Please keep yourself updated on this site.





A series of free webinars – open for public – where made as a part of the 2014 Youth Fashion Summit. Get unique knowledge about exciting aspects of sustainable fashion e.g. sustainable consumption, how to design for minimize waste, and learn about sustainable communication.


All videos plus other great stuff are available at Nordic Fashion Association’s Vimeo account.


Copenhagen Business School

Copenhagen Business School, also known as CBS, is situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. CBS has more than 20,000 students, 13,000 employees and offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programmes within business all with an interdisciplinary and international focus. For more information please visit cbs.dk.

Design School Kolding

Design School Kolding  is a design school located in Kolding, Denmark. The school offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, including PhD programmes in the areas of fashion, textiles, accessory design, graphic design, illustration and industrial design.  It also offers an MA in design management in conjunction with University of Southern Denmark and hosts the interaction design programme for Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. For more information please visit designskolenkolding.dk.

KEA - Copenhagen School of Design and Technology

Copenhagen School of Design and Technology is an Academy of Higher Education which offers over 30 different educational programmes at Bachelor degree and Academy Professional degree levels. KEA has a total of 4,717 full time students and 3,907 part time students (KEA Competence). For more information please visit kea.dk/en.

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design  is an institution of higher education in Copenhagen, Denmark, offering a five-year design education consisting of a three-year Bachelor programme and a two-year Master in design as well as conducting research within the fields of arts, crafts and design. For more information please visit kadk.dk/en/kadk.

VIA Teko Design & Business

Campus Herning accommodates VIA Teko Design & Business, the largest design- and business academy in Scandinavia within the furniture, fashion and lifestyle sectors. More than 1,100 students participate in a vocational or higher education. For more information please visit viauc.com.

Danish Fashion Institute

The organizing body behind the Youth Fashion Summit is Danish Fashion Institute and partners in the Nordic Fashion Association. Please use the contact formula below it you need to contact us or visit danishfashioninstitute.dk.

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