The Copenhagen Fashion Summit—one of the world's largest events dedicated sustainable fashion—just wrapped up its fifth edition.
It featured presentations, discussions, and announcements from a beyond impressive assemblage of the most influential people in the industry. I mean, when else can you find the head of sustainability at H&M, New York Times fashion reporters, Greenpeace campaign leaders, Eileen Fisher, and the princess of Denmark, all in one room? This year, more than 100 students from the Youth Fashion Summit also joined the fun to present their first-ever draft for a UN resolution on the future of eco-fashion (they're the ones who have the most at stake in it, after all).
Considering that global apparel consumption is projected to rise to 102 million tons in 2030—the equivalent of 500 billion T-shirts—we really need to listen up to the event's takeaways and do our part to forge a more sustainable system. Let's look at a few now: