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Circular Fashion Summit: revolutionary intersectoral collaborations

Enabled by Lablaco and executed with industry leaders by 2020


The irreversible damage of a consumisti optic stimulated by the fast fashion are a well-known argument in the industry that, despite the recent environmentalist movements, are still struggling to become an accomplice of the optimistic wave of changes necessary for the proper conduct of a sustainable fashion. Fortunately, in addition to the current media interest stimulated by the reflectors imposed on the green topic, a series of realities have been set in motion that are suitable for imposing the necessary standards for the implementation of an ethically sustainable circular path. In this regard, a special mention goes to the reality of “Circular Fashion Summit“: the first edition of this international conference proved to be a success, paving the way for groundbreaking cross-sector partnerships, which will be translated into measurable actions within a period of 12 months. Held on September 28th, during the last Paris fashion week, the event took place at Station F, the largest technology hub in the world. The location of the event was therefore an integral part in support of the arguments mentioned during the event, that ended with the launch of three objectives set by international catalysts such as USA, Europe and China who are working to support the goals of the United Nations SDG2030.

Objective 1: upcycle 1,000 sneakers for social impact – SDG10: reduction of inequalities;
Objective 2: tokenize 10,000 for the transparency of the supply chain – SDG9: industry, innovation and infrastructure;
Objective 3: 100,000 items recirculation to reduce the impact on the fashion environment – SDG12: responsible consumption and production,

The first edition of the Circular Fashion Summit has earned the strength of 28 international speakers, attracting more than 500 high-profile participants from over 30 countries, including the sustainability team of the major luxury groups of fashion like Fendi, Balenciaga, Marine Greenhouses, Diesel, Benetton, Swaroski, Tommy Hilfiger, etc. The government of Brazil and Netherlands have expressed, through their presence, the will to learn and potentially be part of the objectives of the action.

By Sara Baroni


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