The Global Change Award has proven to be an important door opener and accelerator for innovators. The alumni program connects the winners with each other and brings much value for everyone involved. A result of this is the collaboration between Unspun and Resortecs – who have joined forces to make jeans on demand sewn with dissolvable thread.
Nylon is popular in the fashion industry, not only for hosiery which may what first comes to mind, but also for blouses, dresses, tights, underwear, raincoats, swimwear and more. However, the making of nylon is all but sustainable. Until now.
With 1 million euro up for grabs, the world’s largest challenge to make fashion circular opens today, August 28.
We invited anyone, anywhere to take active part as a supporter, backer and tester of our winners through crowdfunding campaigns at Indiegogo. As a result, this year’s winners collected an additional 46,000 euro, alongside the 1 million euro grant from H&M Foundation.
The research collective Synflux created Algorithmic Couture, a digital system that can reduce waste through artificial intelligence and traditional Japanese straight cut patterns.
For this year’s Global Change Award ceremony that took place in Stockholm City Hall in April, Bandana Tewari, member of the expert panel and Contributor to the Business of Fashion, wore an outfit made with sustainable materials by & Other Stories. Behind the materials are Agraloop and VEGEA, previous winners of Global Change Award.
Five new fashion-disruptors have been awarded in Global Change Award 2019. Now we invite you to join the movement to protect the planet by supporting these creative minds and their innovations.
Lab made vegan leather, fibers made of nettles, a digital system to make products recyclable from scratch, children’s clothes that expand and a biodegradable toxic-free membrane for outdoor wear are this year’s Global Change Award winners, sharing a €1 million grant from the H&M Foundation. Today H&M Foundation also announces an initiative with crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, that puts consumers in the front seat, enabling them to take active part as supporters, backers, and testers of the five innovations.
In 2015, the Italian company Orange Fiber won the first round of Global Change Award. This spring, their innovation, a luxe fabric made out of citrus juice by-products, is included in one of H&M’s Conscious Exclusive collection. Here, co-founder Enrica Arena shares the story behind the company and about winning Global Change Award.