Mitigating the impacts of the climate crisis is a monumental task that requires all of us to take swift action—and no one is more dedicated to doing so than Generation Z.
Junk Kouture’s mission is to empower young people to embrace the principle of sustainable living. Junk Kouture consists of an education platform and a recycled fashion competition, during which young people create striking outfits from 100% recycled materials. Students are challenged to design and create haute couture from waste and recycled materials that can be modelled and showcased on world stages. Junk Kouture’s program is aimed at post-elementary school students, ages 13–18 years, and blends the importance of tackling climate change with creativity and passion.
Together, Deloitte and Junk Kouture are working to empower, inspire and reach the circular engineers of tomorrow. This has included helping to create opportunities to highlight the voice of Junk Kouture youth at Climate Week NYC, COP27, the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, and a masterclass learning series as part of the Junk Kouture curriculum for participating schools, reaching more than 100,000 students globally to date.
Read the press release that announced the Junk Kouture and Deloitte collaboration to learn more.
“Working with Junk Kouture to further their mission will help unleash the creative brilliance of future generations, continue to empower them as they embrace sustainable living, and provide them with opportunities to express their unique capabilities as they advance climate action.”
- Jennifer Steinmann, Deloitte Global Sustainability & Climate Practice leader
Created by Gen Z for Gen Z, this video series—to be released April through September 2023—will explore sustainability and climate, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and real-talk within the fashion industry.
Join us and Junk Kouture students in learning more about sustainability and climate in the fashion industry—and beyond!
Episode 1: Climate Change: A Global Turning Point
An introduction to the climate change discussion, what youth need to know, and how to help shift the narrative to hope using data from Deloitte’s Global Turning Point report.