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Youth Fashion Summit is a platform for students passionate about a sustainable world with fashion as leverage and gives the opportunity to influence the decisions made today that impact the world of tomorrow – it is the voice of the next generation.

Since the first Youth Fashion Summit took place in Copenhagen in 2012 it has grown to be a successful yearly event that gathers students from around the world to discuss and engage in driving sustainable fashion forward. By dreaming the future, sharing curiosity and critical perspectives, these up-and-coming actors in the fashion industry will make an impact and influence the industry.

Youth Fashion Summit is a sustainability education program and idea generation platform for students engaged in sustainability and fashion. The mission of the program is to give students moving into the fashion industry a platform, tools and the opportunity to influence the decisions made today, but whose effects will mostly be felt tomorrow.

Since 2016 Youth Fashion Summit has committed the work to be centered on the UN´s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). The purpose of bringing together the minds and the hearts of the youth with the impressive UN plan for a sustainable future, is the importance of a new business mindset that will nurture how future business can have a human face and a limit itself within the boundaries of mother earth.

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

Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) 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 therefor to collaborate with various actors within other educations, businesses, organizations and civil society to engage in this agenda.

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.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) On 25 September 2015, the 193 members of the UN General Assembly adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will dictate the global development agenda until 2030. Youth Fashion Summit in Copenhagen provides a platform to engage the youth of the fashion industry in the profound work of integrating these goals in the fashion industry.