28 Apr '15, 10pm
The Nordic nations are poised to become world leaders in sustainable fashion
Nordic leaders are rallying for a greener fashion industry with the launch of a first-of-its-kind scheme to position Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, and Finland as leaders in sustainable design, production, and consumption. Unveiled by the Nordic Ministers for the Environment in Copenhagen on Monday, the action plan seeks to create a circular economy for garments and textiles no later than 2050. "Sustainability must not be an accessory," said Kirsten Brosbøl, Denmark's minister of the environment, in her opening remarks. "It has to be straight to the core, and it should be in every fiber."