Global Change Award

Global Change Award is the world’s largest innovation challenge to transform the fashion industry.

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H&M Foundation puts €1 million and coaching program on the table for ideas reinventing the entire fashion industry

Today, the non-profit H&M Foundation opens the fourth round of its annual innovation challenge Global Change Award at With over 8,000 entries from 151 countries since 2015, it’s the go-to competition for circular innovation and has been named the Nobel Prize of fashion. It provides powerful funding and yearlong coaching to innovators who come up with solutions to spark the shift towards a circular fashion industry, protecting the planet and our living conditions. This year there’s an extra eye on ideas within digitalization. The applications period is open until 17 October.
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You decide how to split 1 million euro between five innovations reinventing the fashion industry

Imagine wearing a coat made of leftovers from harvests of flaxseeds, sugar cane and pineapples, or a t-shirt made of mushroom roots that you decompose in the ground once it’s worn out. Or garments that not only look good, but also nourishes and protects your skin due the nutritious algae it’s made of? These ideas are some of the winners in the third edition of Global Change Award. Now, the non-profit H&M Foundation needs your help to split the 1 million euro grant between the five winners in an online vote on, March 12-16.