Accelerating change

We are a non-profit foundation, initiated to co-create, fund and share solutions for the world’s most urgent challenges.​ Sprung from our entrepreneurial heritage, it is in our core to disrupt traditional systems through unexpected collaborations. To help safeguard the welfare of humanity we’re ushering the fashion industry to become planet positive, and we accelerate development for inclusive societies.

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Now is the time. Every day we’re getting closer to 2030 and the deadline for the UN Sustainable Development Goals that were set up to safeguard humanity and the planet. And although there is progress in some areas, it’s not advancing at the speed or scale required. We are now in the Decade of Action, and the urgency tells us that it’s time to find new ways of accelerating the change.

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Learn more about our work through our latest news, stories and insights.

Digital Accelerator Program for GCA 2020
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Fast tracking innovation and maintaining sanity in lockdown

Our Innovation Accelerator Program for the Global Change Award winners is designed to accelerate the development of their innovations to reach the market quicker and therefore driving change in the fashion industry. This year, our Accelerator delivered knowhow from an impressive list of guest speakers, but it also played an important role in giving a sense of belonging and moral support to our winners because of the pandemic.
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Launched – multi-partner collaboration to improve the life of waste pickers

Together with eight organisations H&M Foundation has launched a unique initiative to address the quality of life of waste pickers and their families in Bangalore, India. By taking a holistic approach the vision is to addresses the broken systems that keep waste pickers in poverty, while tackling challenges in the waste management sector. The goal is to enable waste pickers to have greater agency to lead secure and dignified lives.
A textile recycling system developed by HKRITA and H&M Foundation
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Transforming habits – and old rags

As a non-profit foundation, our job is to influence the entire fashion industry to rethink how fashion is made, worn and reused. Why? Because there is no planet B. But the industry can’t solve the problem alone, they also need to have their customers onboard.
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Three things you can do today to create a better fashion future

As a non-profit foundation, our job is to influence the entire fashion industry to rethink how fashion is made, worn and reused. Why? Because there is no planet B. But the industry can’t solve the problem alone, they also need to have their customers onboard. So, let’s do this. Learn more how you with a few simple choices, can contribute to a better planet for generations to come.
Red Cross staff in Lebanon
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USD 100,000 to Red Cross to support the victims of Beirut

The massive blast that devastated parts of Beirut caused many casualties and considerable damage. 300,000 people are estimated to have been displaced from their homes, over 200 people have been reported dead, 6,000 injured and many are still missing. The donation to the Red Cross is focused on first aid, psychosocial support, emergency shelter and related water, sanitation and hygiene services as well as food and other household needs.

s Our work

To safeguard the welfare of humanity our mission is to usher the fashion industry to become planet positive and to accelerate the development for inclusive societies. In 2020, we changed our strategy to throw fewer pebbles but make bigger waves by working in complex ecosystems to create long-lasting change from the ground up. For real impact, we openly share our new ideas, insights and practices to inspire others to replicate and scale.