What if we could reinvent fashion?

Ann Runnel in Shanghai

What if we could make a shift from “take-make-waste” to a fashion world where there is no more waste? What materials would we use? What would the process and business models look like?

Ann Runnel in Shanghai

To speed up the shift to a circular waste-free fashion industry, the non-profit H&M Foundation initiated Global Change Award in 2015, calling for game-changing ideas that can help reinvent the entire industry.

“We are impressed by the level of bold creativity and disruptive innovation shown by the five award winners.”

Jill Standish

“Consumer expectations for more sustainable products are placing an emphasis on the industry to fundamentally re-examine and re-design the entire fashion value chain. The Global Change Award is the first of its kind challenge for early stage innovation in fashion and we are impressed by the level of bold creativity and disruptive innovation shown by the five award winners. We are passionate about helping them further develop their inspiring ideas through the Accelerator program, to support them in driving the change towards a circular fashion industry,” said Jill Standish, Senior Managing Director of Retail at Accenture.

Learn more at globalchangeaward.com.

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The public have cast their votes. On April 5, at a ceremony in Stockholm City Hall, the five winners of H&M Foundation’s innovation challenge Global Change Award were awarded. The 1 million euro grant was split between the winners by the global public in an online vote. In addition, a trend report is released today highlighting learnings about the future of sustainable fashion by looking at the thousands of disruptive ideas from 130 different countries.