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Zendaya Wins The 2020 Visionary Award At The Green Carpet Fashion Awards- A Night For Diversity, Inclusivity And Sustainability In Fashion

Last night marked the 4th edition Green Carpet Fashion Awards (GCFA), which was filmed virtually at the Teatro alla Scala Opera House in Milan, Italy- and turned into a terrarium as the venue backdrop. A star-studded event hosted by the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, done in collaboration with Eco-Age, supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the Italian Trade Agency- all under the patronage of the Municipality of Milan.

Themed ‘togetherness and rebirth,’ the night focused on society and the guiding principles of social and environmental justice that is spearheaded in Italy. The evening was harnessed by the power of augmented

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How Tommy Hilfiger is working toward sustainability and inclusivity

On the roof of Tommy Hilfiger’s European distribution center—located in the Dutch town of  Venlo—are 48,000 solar panels, just one of the latest steps the fashion brand has taken to be more sustainable. CEO Martijn Hagman announced the completion of the solar panel roof at the Fast Company Innovation Festival on Tuesday, saying the company believes it’s “one of the most powerful solar roofs in the world at this moment.”

That solar roof powers all of the brand’s operations in the Netherlands—and gives electricity back to the grid. It’s one of a string of sustainability initiatives inline with the iconic apparel company’s Make it Possible program, which outlines 24 targets focused on circularity and inclusivity for the brand to hit by 2030.

Hagman and company founder Tommy Hilfiger both stressed the importance to the company of focusing its innovation not solely on environmentalism, but also on inclusivity. “For us, sustainability

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Versace makes strides toward size inclusivity on the runway during Milan Fashion Week

Precious Lee, Jill Kortleve and Alva Claire starred in this season’s show.

The lack of size inclusivity on Fashion Week runways is slowly changing for the better.

Italian designer Versace, for example, has been making strides to diversify its lineup of models.

For the brand’s Spring/Summer 2021 presentation, onlookers were excited to see models Precious Lee, Jill Kortleve and Alva Claire star in the show.

Lee posted a video from the show, her first for Milan Fashion Week. This is also the first time Versace has cast full figured women.

“I will never forget this moment and how I felt before walking out,” Lee said in a statement. “The power and beauty of this brand has ALWAYS inspired me & now to be the first… wow.”

Donatella Versace, whose brother founded the company, further praised Lee on Instagram by welcoming her

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