Project Description

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.

The 2016 Youth Fashion Summit integrated the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the summit’s framework and made those the focal point of the students discussions and final demands to the industry.

It was an ambitious plan to integrate all 17 SDGs in the discussions and solution making at the summit but it showed up as a tremendous opportunity for framing the role of the fashion industry as a global responsible actor within all aspects of society from water scarcity, biodiversity, gender inequality, education, building strong communities and resilience in new business models and much more. All 17 SDGs gave a solid ground for the students to talk from and raised the discussions to an urgent and political level.