Two things were highlighted at yesterday’s official opening of Copenhagen Fashion Week: First, the Danish fashion industry is now experiencing growth for the first time since 2008, and second, the fact that the fashion industry seems to be heading down a green path. Not surprisingly, politicians welcome the sustainable focus in the fashion industry. That’s why, tomorrow Danish Fashion Institute and the slow fashion magazine Less Magazine has arranged a public debate in the Danish Parliament, Christiansborg. On the agenda is social and environmental responsibility of consumers, politicians and the fashion

“Sustainability is not necessarily about being an eco hippie with foot-shaped shoes – why not jump in a pair of second hand Stella McCartney trainers, a unique style from Maxjenny or swap your old dress at Resecond” This is what the Green Walk is all about: Being the complete sustainable shopping guide to Copenhagen, it tells you where to get everything from cool organic T-shirts to luxury second hand, organic breakfast and fair trade coffee. The Green Walk even guides you to Copenhagen’s bicycle taxi services, the pedicabs, as well as the

Yep – milk, seaweed, and recycled bottles can be turned into sustainable fashion items! Copenhagen Fashion Week has a reputation for being the world’s greenest fashion week, and when the coming CFW kicks off this week, it will be with several sustainable fashion initiatives. One such is the New Nordic Fashion exhibition in Nikolaj Kunsthal, where leading Danish designers such as David Andersen, Barbara ì Gongini, Marimekko, H&M and Designers Remix present fashionable items exclusively produced from innovative, sustainable materials such as milk, seaweed, and recycled bottles. New Nordic Fashion

Copenhagen Fashion Week has come to be known as the world’s greenest fashion week, since last year when former fashion editor of the Financial Times, Vanessa Friedman, pointed her readers’ attention to the many fashion week activities focused on sustainability. This year, the fashion week will have designers on the runway that believe in a transition towards sustainable fashion and who are leading the way. That’s why, when fashion week kicks off this week (and more generally of course), you should watch out for designers such as Barbara I Gongini,

The Danish online shop River and Raven has specialised in sustainable fashion and created a small universe where design, quality and sustainability coexist. In the shop, you can get your organic dresses, tops, shirts, knits, underwear, jeans – you name it! My personal favourites are Danish Tusnelda Bloch and Aiayu, which are known for their cool delicious silks and to-die-for knitwear, respectively. Moreover, River and Raven has introduced me to French Valentine Gauthier, who creates the coolest digital prints. Digital prints use less water and chemistry compared to regular prints,

While cotton is the most widely used natural fiber cloth in clothing, in its regular form it remains a dirty produce in terms of the water it consumes and the chemicals it uses. The good news, however, is that cotton can be produced organically, and that H&M makes this cleaner alternative available to its customers. For the third time since 2010, H&M tops the list of the world’s biggest users of organic cotton. In 2013, 10.8% of the cotton used for H&M was certified organic. This is part of the

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