Copenhagen Fashion Week announced that the Norwegian Fashion Industry is aligned with its 2023 Sustainability Requirements through an industry partnership with Norwegian Fashion Hub and the Norwegian fashion festival Oslo Fushion Festival.
In an event, before the opening show at Copenhagen Fashion Week, chief executive Cecilie Thorsmark said that its CPHFW’s 2023 Sustainability Requirements would be implemented by 60 Norwegian companies that are members of the Norwegian Fashion Hub as well as approximately 30 brands that participate in Oslo Fushion Festival. Norwegian fashion companies will use the framework’s sustainability, which was developed in collaboration with in Futurum in January 2020.
The 2023 Sustainability Requirements means that from January 2023, all brands will have to comply with 17 minimum standards set out by an expert panel. These include pledging not destroy unsold clothes, using minimum 50 percent certified organic, upcycled, or recycled textiles in all collections and using sustainable packaging. Shows must also have zero waste set designs.
In a statement, Thorsmark said: “When we launched the 2023 Sustainability Requirements at the beginning of 2020, one of our greatest aspirations was to pursue partnerships with other organisations and fashion weeks due to the tremendous potential of the framework in being rolled out more broadly. This is a significant milestone for us. We are eager to continue this work in the future.”
Elin Kathrine Saunes, chief executive of the Norwegian Fashion Hub, added: “It is essential that the Norwegian industry contributes towards a more sustainable future for fashion. We believe that it is essential to have a global framework that is both useful and educational for all brands, regardless of size, in order to be traceable and transparent in this process. We are pleased to be a partner with Oslo Fushion Festival and Copenhagen Fashion Week.”