This week, an unlikely alliance of fashion giants including Chanel, Hermès, Inditex and H&M agreed to a new set of climate commitments, but the industry is unlikely to overcome its sustainability challenge through self-policing alone.
Partnering with Copenhagen Fashion Week, BoF invited market leaders including Pascal Morand, Julie Gilhart, Ganni co-founder Nicolaj Reffstrup, EU Parliamentary Committee chair Dr Christian Ehler, journalist Clare Press, executives from Renewcell and Lenzing, and others from across the value chain, to work together towards actionable solutions capable of urgently altering the industry’s ecological impact.
How to best spend the large sums it will take to cut the fashion industry’s carbon emissions? The Apparel Impact Institute is launching a pre-vetted portfolio of climate solutions in an effort to better direct investment.
The brand’s hyperrealistic (but fake) animal heads sparked outrage this week, highlighting the increasingly delicate balance brands must strike between provocative marketing and shifting consumer values.