On April 20th and 21st Fashinnovation, convened in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships and in partnership with the Conscious Fashion Campaign, will be hosting a two day virtual Worldwide Talks Summit (100% online), kicking off Fashion Revolution Week, while encompassing the messaging of “Fashion Is to LOVE”. Virtual Unity, Real Action, One Heart.

The virtual Worldwide Talks Summit will promote the concept of solidarity, respect, innovation and collaboration to address the Covid-19 impact as well as showcase solutions the fashion, beauty and lifestyle industries have adopted to mitigate the impact of the pandemics, as well as examine the longer term support for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Participating industry leaders confirmed to speak include Diane Von Furstenberg, Susan Rockefeller, Mara Hoffman, Oskar Metsavaht: Founder of Osklen, Burak Cakmak: Dean of Fashion at Parsons School of Design, Giulio Bonazzi: President of Aquafil, Carry Somers: Founder of Fashion Revolution, Katia Beauchamp: Co-Founder of Birchbox, Javier Goyeneche: Founder of Ecoalf and Eva Kruse: Founder of the Global Fashion Agenda.

“We believe that the fashion industry globally is in need of inspirational and positive messaging at this time,” shares Jordana Guimaraes at Fashinnovation. “Now more than ever, by uniting the leaders in the industry to inspire via various topics, will give the lifeline and hope in which start-ups, scale-ups, fashion designers and entrepreneurs need to survive and the established to thrive!”.

Institutional partners include IEC Partners, Parsons School of Design, LIM College and Paraiso Miami Swim Week.

“We must all join forces and take action, in order to stand up against a common enemy.” says Marcelo Guimaraes at Fashinnovation. “Though we are being forced to remain physically distant, we have never been closer to one another as we are today mentally and emotionally – these are the strengths that will aid in getting through this in unity and strength”.

For additional information visit https://fashinnovation.nyc/worldwide-talks-2020/  

About the Conscious Fashion Campaign: 

The Conscious Fashion Campaign, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, seeks to inspire worldwide prominent fashion industry tradeshows, fashion weeks, conferences and speaker series to implement responsible marketing, operations and logistics that are mindful of social, economic and environmental impact. To achieve the 2030 agenda the Conscious Fashion Campaign, founded by Kerry Bannigan, urges industry event leaders to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into their business models, incorporate circular production solutions, highlight key innovations and facilitate knowledge share. The Conscious Fashion Campaign commits to actively support the Decade of Action and Delivery for Sustainable Development by bridging the gap between the United Nations and global major fashion events to enable the Sustainable Development Goals to scale and create multi-stakeholder partnerships with concrete strategies for action. www.consciousfashioncampaign.com 

About the United Nations Office for Partnerships:

The United Nations Office for Partnerships serves as a global gateway for catalyzing and building multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNOP provides a platform for effective partner engagement and works to leverage the assets and expertise of a broad range of partners in furtherance of the SDGs. As a member of the UN Fashion Alliance and the advisor to the Conscious Fashion Campaign, UNOP facilitates awareness, advocacy and engagement to achieve the SDGs within the fashion and textile industry. https://www.un.org/partnerships/