Values and measurement in the sustainable fashion challenge

Ecology and Environment

The Italian fashion industry met in Venice, 27-28 October, for ``Venice Sustainable Fashion Forum 2022``, the first international summit dedicated to a sustainable future for the sector, to launch a shared appeal among the main players in the supply chain to make this necessary ecological transition possible.

The event was held at the Giorgio Cini Foundation (Island of San Giorgio): a two-day event to understand the present and future of a key sector of the Italian economy, through an articulated programme of debates, trend analysis, data, market behaviour and best practices.

Shared measurement methodologies to improve the performance of the Textile & Fashion system, the choice of raw materials that limit the environmental impact in production, Made in Italy quality as an aesthetic expression, but also as a founding element of the longevity of products and their circularity: these are the topics touched upon at “The Values of Fashion”, a day organised by Sistema Moda Italia and Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana as part of the Venice Sustainable Fashion Forum held in collaboration with The European House Ambrosetti and Confindustria Venezia.


The program will be guided by eight “value” themes to trace the state of the art of the sector and identify new virtuous paths: Harmonise, to harmonise new ways of interpreting sustainability; Educate, to guide change; Think, to design in accordance with the principles of Ecodesign; Measure, to enable continuous improvement of performance; Re-Make, dedicated to the circular economy. Then Create, to reflect on the evolution of social values; Make, on the essential role of supply chain collaboration; Make (It happen), on managing change through sustainable innovation.

Sergio Tamborini, President of Sistema Moda Italia, explains: “We have chosen as the title of this day, The Values of fashion, because it is important for fashion to continue to talk about values for the entire industry and to measure the progress made in order to meet future challenges. Sistema Moda Italia has long placed the theme of sustainability at the centre of its work: firstly, adapting industrial processes and limiting their impact, then in the last two years thinking about recycling and extended producer responsibility, key themes of the Retex.Green consortium launched last January. Europe dictates the rules and asks us to be responsible. A responsibility that takes different forms between the producer, the consumer and the legislator. Given the ability of Textile & Fashion to react to the obstacles of the last two years, we are confident that our production fabric is extraordinarily strong to accept and win this sustainable challenge’.

Editorial Staff