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Early Bird winners aiming for a consumer revolution

Through digital manufacturing, Spanish team ZER Collection eliminates fabric waste and once their garments are worn out, they can be melted down and put back into the loop. It’s circular fashion at its best.

The Early Bird winners of 2020 are Spanish team ZER Collection, consisting of Ane Castro Sudupe and Núria Costa Ginjaume. They are awarded for their consumer-focused innovation, which allows for worn-out garments to be melted down and regenerated into new garments.

The innovation also focuses on not wasting limited resources, by using digital manufacturing such as 3D printers, to design and produce garments with no fabric scraps.

“After so many hours of dedication and hard work we are proud that a platform of such importance selects us among research projects worldwide. From the start we have believed in a more sustainable and humane fashion industry, and this award gives us the strength to continue fighting for it.” 

Ane Castro Sudupe and Núria Costa Ginjaume

ZER Collection’s goal is to be part of a new fashion revolution, where customers use big 3D printers to order the garment they need, resulting in no over-production and no waste.

Learn more about ZER Collection.

What is an Early Bird winner?

The Early Bird is the best entry from the pool of entries submitted in the first half of the application period. This team does not receive a grant, but get the opportunity to attend parts of the Innovation Accelerator Program. Learn more.