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Wednesday, 7 July 2021 11.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. LIVE & DIGITAL @ FFW Studio

Frankfurt Fashion SDG Summit – presented by Conscious Fashion Campaign

On the occasion of its premiere and against the backdrop of the Decade of Action, Frankfurt Fashion Week will be launching the Frankfurt Fashion SDG Summit – presented by Conscious Fashion Campaign, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships. On 7 July 2021 the new conference will be broadcasted live from the Frankfurt Fashion Week STUDIO.  

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The Frankfurt Fashion SDG Summit is the first SDG Summit in the context of an international Fashion Week. Recognizing the integral role that the fashion and textiles sector holds with respect to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals, the Frankfurt Fashion SDG Summit will bring together leading industry stakeholders along with UN representatives and public officials. Let’s share insights and activate the fashion sector into future sustainable action. Follow the conference live stream from the FFW STUDIO and be with us when we reform the future!

Now is the time

As the fashion industry embarks on its resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential that sustainability is prioritized throughout the entirety of the global supply chain. Now is the time to make peace with nature, abolish social inequalities, and seize the opportunities of digital technology. The Sustainable Development Goals, 17 urgent calls to action adopted by all UN member states, provide a guiding framework for the achievement of these priorities.

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Our programme

The topics of the Frankfurt Fashion SDG Summit take up the ten priorities announced by UN Secretary General António Guterres for 2021 to achieve the SDGs by 2030. The interviews, panel discussions and keynotes will be held under mottos such as: Sustainability by design, Policy for the People, Climate, Oceans, Creatives for the Future, Global state of fashion and design. The entire programme will be available soon.

Our speakers

On the panel of the first digital edition of the Frankfurt Fashion SDG Summit are leading international representatives from the politics, research, the fashion and textiles sector and NGOs, as well as designers, artists and UN advocates. More information about our speakers are coming soon.

Abrima Erwiah

Abrima Erwiah

Co-Founder, Studio One Eighty Nine

Caroline	Rush

Caroline Rush

Chief Executive, British Fashion Council

Clara Mayer

Clara Mayer

Press Speaker, Fridays for Future

Claudia Rinke

Claudia Rinke

Creator and Writer, NOW Documentary

Esther Pan Sloane

Esther Pan Sloane

Head, Partnerships, Policy and Communications, United Nations Capital Development Fund

Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu

Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu

Sectors Engagement Lead, Global Climate Action, UN Climate Change

Nadja Swarovski

Nadja Swarovski

Chair of the Swarovski Foundation, Swarovski Foundation

Nazma Akter

Nazma Akter

Executive Director, Awaj Foundation

Steven Kolb

Steven Kolb

President, CFDA – Council of Fashion Designers of America

Tarek Al-Wazir Minister of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing, State of Hessen

Tarek Al-Wazir

Minister of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing, State of Hessen

Our partner

About the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. More important than ever, the goals provide a critical framework for COVID-19 recovery. The Sustainable Development Goals are vital for a recovery that leads to greener, more inclusive economies, and stronger, more resilient societies.

To the Sustainable Development Goals

About the Conscious Fashion Campaign

The Conscious Fashion Campaign, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, creates high-visibility fashion event partnerships to accelerate global industry engagement to advance the Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The campaign educates and mobilizes the fashion sector to action solutions for social, economic, and environmental change.

To the Conscious Fashion Campaign

Press

Press releases, photos and contacts for the Frankfurt Fashion SDG Summit can be found on the Frankfurt Fashion Week press page.

Download press information here!