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Towards a brighter future

Suddenly left without a job, Sophie struggled to pay her bills. But instead of asking for help, she bottled up her emotions. A family breakdown put extra stress on her, and she eventually turned to Roundabout for help. Thanks to their program, funded by H&M Foundation, Sophie’s future looks much brighter.
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Recycling facilities takes fashion industry one step closer to circularity

Today, the H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) open two first of its kind textile recycling facilities in Hong Kong. The award-winning hydrothermal recycling technology is for the first time put into practice at scale. In addition, a miniaturized Garment-To-Garment Recycling System is opened for the public.
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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 globalchangeaward.com. 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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1 million euro and coaching program on the table for ideas reinventing fashion

Today, the non-profit H&M Foundation opens the fourth round of its annual innovation challenge Global Change Award at globalchangeaward.com. 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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“His progress really surprised me”

Born with an intellectual disability, starting school was a tough experience for Li Hao. He couldn’t talk and was afraid of the new environment and the other children. With support from the Inclusive Education Project by Save the Children, funded by H&M Foundation, Li Hao received special training. Now, seven months later, the change has been tremendous.
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“My daughters will get new opportunities”

Ratna often had to skip work to have time to fetch enough water for her family’s needs, meaning less income for her family. During the monsoon season, the water often got contaminated which made her children sick. Thanks to a project by FRANK Water, funded by the H&M Foundation, there’s now a well in her village with safe water – and Ratna’s life has changed completely.
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Two brothers, twice the achievement

When brothers Tyreek and Christian missed multiple weeks of school, we knew it meant getting their whole family on board to get them on track. It may have taken more than a year to see results, but the effort has turned things around for the brothers, and now they’re both firmly on the path to academic success.