Venice will host "Venice Sustainable Fashion Forum 2022," the first international summit dedicated to the sustainable transition of the Fashion industry scheduled for October 27 and 28, at Fondazione Cini (Isola di San Giorgio, Venice). 

The event will host institutions, brands, industry, stakeholders and supply chain players from the fashion world for a debate with an international scope.

The initiative will be divided into two days: the October 27 day entitled "Just Fashion Transition" realized by Confindustria Venezia Metropolitan Area of Venice and Rovigo and The European House - Ambrosetti, with the patronage of Assocalzaturifici (the association of Italian footwear manufacturers), and the October 28 day entitled "The Values of Fashion" realized by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (The Italian Fashion Chamber) and Sistema Moda Italia (SMI).

The Forum aspires to become the annual benchmark event focused on sustainability in the fashion sector, with focus, debates, and presentation of useful data to understand the present and future of a key supply chain for sustainable transition. 

Measuring the overall impact of fashion and its supply chains, is not easy in the absence of consistent data.


The Italian fashion industry represents a turnover of about €100 billion, employs more than 500,000 people for more than 60,000 companies. Italy, a leader in the world's high-quality fashion industry, wants to become the center of the international debate on sustainability in Fashion. From this awareness and the desire to work together toward a concrete goal of sustainable transition they founded the Venice Sustainable Fashion Forum, the first event that intends to bring together companies in the fashion supply chain to identify priority challenges, indicate a shared path of change, and start a feasible transformation path based on scientific and measurable evidence. 

Carlo Capasa President of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion said: "Italy is the leading producer of high-quality fashion in the world, the country's second largest industry, employing between industry and the tertiary sector, more than 1,100,000 people. The size of the industry and its global impact imply a responsibility to chart new paths toward sustainability. Through this forum we intend to systematize the concrete work we have been carrying out for more than ten years with all the brands in our association, as well as with the main associations dealing with fashion in Italy and with exceptional partners, such as the United Nations' Ethical Fashion Initiative and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which over the years has made the CNMI a world leader on sustainability in fashion."

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