No matter the industry, or the activity, one thing we should all be thinking about is our carbon footprint. As Paris Fashion Week approaches, The French fashion governing body plans on launching two new tools in September to measure the impact of Paris Fashion Week’s shows and collections.
This new project, is being done in collaboration with consulting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers. The tools, which took 18 months to design and develop are set to launch for the Spring/Summer 2022 season slated from 27 September to 5 October, and will be both physical and digital.
Pascal Morand, executive president of Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, told journalists “We have developed a tool that can be duplicated in space and adapted to different types of events.” He also went on to say “Paris is the world’s capital of fashion, and it has been said that Paris is the world capital of digital fashion with online fashion week. It’s our responsibility to develop the necessary tools in terms of sustainability.”
Paris Fashion Week isn’t the only one taking strides in sustainability. Cecilie Thorsmark, chief executive of Copenhagen Fashion Week said “Measurement is an important step to gain insights and knowledge. As fashion weeks organisers, we have an impact and should use it to accelerate the sustainability effort in the industry,” and has introduced a test pilot in January 2021 of a system in which houses will have to fulfil 18 minimum standards and score necessary points by 2023 to participate in the event.
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