with contributions from Fiona Ma
 on May 16, 2019

COPENHAGEN — Opting for strength in numbers, executives at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit are making a case for industry-wide coordination, with Kering chairman and chief executive officer François-Henri Pinault leading the charge for a “Fashion Pact” ahead of the summit of seven highly industrialized countries this summer in France.

“We’re trying to show industry leadership and get some of our other industry competitors to do the same kind of thing because I think it’s critical. One company is not going to be able to change the system, it’s going to require the industry to move forward — I think us and a number of companies who have taken leadership roles,” said Emanuel Chirico, chairman and ceo of PVH Corp., owner of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, speaking at the summit. The group earlier this week announced a three-pronged sustainable strategy with goals to reduce end-waste, eliminate hazardous chemicals and transition to using sustainable materials by 2025.

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