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CBCF Launches new Initiative to promote sustainable fashion in china 


On June 5th, 2017, CBCF was excited to welcome the first group of executives from the Chinese fashion industry to attend our new initiative Executive Education in Sustainable Fashion, partnering with China Fashion Forum, the largest fashion forum in China boasting hundreds of members.

As world's largest textile manufacturing country, China is facing the biggest sustainable challenge. In 2015, over 30 million tons of used apparels were thrown away and only 10% could be recycled. Meanwhile, over one hundred new fashion and lifestyle brands were created in the past three years. The Executive Education in Sustainable Fashion program was created early 2016 under the leadership of Yue-Sai Kan. It aims to inspire and push the progress of sustainability growth in fashion and lifestyle industries in China.

As part of CBCF's inaugural sustainability initiative, from June 5 to 8, six executives from China participated in the Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles class at the Fashion Institute of Technology, which was a four-day series of lectures, discussions, panels, and hands-on workshops focusing on sustainability and technology in fashion and textiles. The presenters are thought leaders in the field who provide current information, hands-on experiences, and fresh perspectives. Sessions have a broad-based focus on sustainability and the business of fashion from corporate, SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) and educational viewpoints, giving participants from all areas of the fashion and textile industry an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and expand their outlook.

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