‘Global Fashion Statement’ Made at U.N. – WWD
, 2022-06-02 21:59:26,
It was an eco-fashion echo chamber at the United Nations on Thursday.
The U.N. Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network held its first annual meeting for fashion leaders, media, tastemakers and delegates — drawing dozens of attendees to showcase how fashion is making strides toward a more inclusive and sustainable industry.
Calling upon fashion’s collective power, Ambassador Alexander Marschik, permanent representative of Austria to the U.N., gave a call to action. “We have eight years to go to complete the [Sustainable Development Goals], that’s 32 regular fashion seasons. That’s not a lot of time, but with your help — with the active involvement from industry leaders, cultural icons, influential press — the fashion and lifestyle sector can make a difference, a real contribution to healing the planet and making it livable for our kids and future generations. That wouldn’t be a local trend, not a seasonal collection, not a fast fashion bubble. That would be a real global fashion statement.”
Lenzing, The Lycra Company, DressX, Textile Exchange and the Council of Fashion Designers of America were among the represented speakers. Designers such as Tracy Reese, Mara Hoffman and Patrick McDowell also spoke at the event.
In a conversation on responsible design, McDowell, who is the sustainable design director at Pinko and counts Swarovski and Burberry in his upcycling repertoire, made the case for sustainability.
“It’s been really powerful because we’ve proved on a global scale across multiple territories that we can redesign and remake last season’s pieces of clothing and fabric into a commercially viable collection,” McDowell said. “Right now that’s really important because we need these case studies to prove to the industry that…
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