London - The Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2016, brought together some of the industry's brightest and most innovative thinkers, doers, designers, brands and CEO's who are working to ensure sustainability and responsible fashion become the future of the fashion industry. Below is a collection of the most memorable, thought provoking and interesting statements made throughout the day.
"Together we have the power to create a brighter future for the fashion industry." - Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
"There is harm in making apparel, and that core recognition is the way to sustainability." - The honest and realistic Rick Ridgeway— CPH Fashion Summit (@CphFashSummit) May 13, 2016
"It's time for us to be active citizens and active consumers. We can't continue to demand change until we challenge the pace of thoughtless consumption which the fast fashion brands have dictated to us." - Livia Firth, founder and CEO of Eco Age.
"We all need to change the way we shop," - Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.
"It's not the specifics that is the take away here, it's the approach." - Vanessa Friedman— CPH Fashion Summit (@CphFashSummit) May 12, 2016
"Sustainability is no longer if -it is now a question of how." Hannah Jones, Chief Sustainability Officer and VP, Innovation Accelerator at Nike.
"We must act, we must act now and act together . " - Kristen Jensen, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Denmark.
"Sustainability simply is good business." - Kristen Jensen, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Denmark.
"Instead of making things less bad, we should be asking how do we make the future we want?" - Hannah Jones, Chief Sustainability Officer and VP, Innovation Accelerator at Nike.