We have a lot to learn from our friends in the Nordic about being NICE.
Not only does Nordic Fashion look nice, but it acts NICE. As one of the leading fashion industries in the world around sustainability and social responsibility, the Nordic Fashion Association has recently released a tool that will help companies become more accountable towards their production processes. It’s called the NICE Code of Conduct and Manual for the Fashion and Textile Industry, and it’s a document that helps companies dictate a new relationship with their suppliers, one that is based on fairness and justice.
It’s no secret that the fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries, both in the environmental and social context. By asking companies to develop a more transparent relationship with their suppliers, there can be more accountability for the way labour is performed, and how raw materials can be sourced in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
In addition to the NICE document, our Nordic friends also hosted the Copenhagen Fashion Summit on April 24, inviting industry leaders and influencers to dialogue and create solutions around sustainability in fashion.
Finally, it seems Denmark is leading the way in the sustainability movement in fashion as well. Not only are they the founders of the NICE project, but they are also one of the first countries to implement an environmental law in 1973. They also demanded Danish corporations to show proof of their corporate social responsibility initiatives by introducing the Danish Financial Statements act in 2008. Read more here.
Seems that the Nordics are indeed NICE people, but they sure know how to put their foot down. Now it’s time for the rest of the world follow in their footsteps…
By: Ruby Veridiano