The Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2019 will once again host the Innovation Forum, a sustainable solutions platform designed to help small and large fashion businesses speed up or embark on their sustainability journey. The curated trade and exhibition area, which features some of the world’s most promising sustainable solutions, also includes a pitch stage and pre-scheduled business meetings. The 2019 edition will introduce the Design Studio, presented by Avery Dennison, an area inspired by creative directors for creative directors, and Future Lab, which will showcase some of the most progressive start-ups.
Each of the solutions presented at Innovation Forum will address one or more of the priorities in the CEO Agenda 2019, which defines the top sustainability priorities for industry executives to take action on. The stands across Innovation Forum will be labelled with icons representing the CEO Agenda’s core and transformational priorities to aid in identifying how each solution can be strategically applied to your business to turn words into action.
Participating fashion brands will meet with more than 40 solution providers covering the entire value chain – from innovative materials to responsible packaging solutions and from new disruptive ideas to tried and tested, large-scale solutions. The matchmaking programme powered by the Ramboll Foundation will help companies take the first important steps towards implementing sustainability. Each business meeting will be set up based on careful screening using data provided by participating fashion brands and solution providers.