Today, an ambitious project to address textile waste in Cambodia was announced. The lead role is played by the Green Machine, the world’s first technology that can recycle blend textiles at scale, developed by The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited (HKRITA) and the H&M Foundation.
With the mission to power the fashion industry’s transition to circular commerce, EON brings brands, retailers and industry online to create new systems, incentives and business models – for an equitable, profitable and planet positive fashion future.
Tech magazine WIRED’s New Moves series in collaboration with H&M focuses on those making positive steps to shift the industry’s approach to sustainability. Listen to our Innovation Lead, Erik Bang, explain how we work disrupt the fashion industry.
A large share of the 150 billion garments that are produced each year go to waste. Reverse Resources was founded with a conviction to do something about it, thus created a platform where textile leftovers are mapped, traced and traded.
Over production is depleting the earth’s resources. An American trio decided to take action and started unspun, a techstyle brand that engineers jeans straight from the future.
How do you transform waste that causes pollution and disease into a valuable resource for a planet positive fashion industry? Circular Systems knows. And the industry is thankful.
The world’s largest innovation challenge to transform the fashion industry is now open for applications. The Global Change Award 2022 is seeking early-stage innovations contributing to a planet positive fashion industry by addressing the earth’s global commons: land, water, oceans, climate and biodiversity. Winners get to share a grant of 1 million euro, provided by the H&M Foundation.
Finding a high-quality alternative to skin and rawhide leather has been a hard nut to crack for the fashion business. Up until when VEGEA found a solution in the winemaking business. Potential partners are now lining up to collaborate with the Italian company.
‘The Billion Dollar Collection’, launched today by non-profit H&M Foundation, presents 10 innovative sustainable start-ups that could change the face of the fashion industry. Showcased as garments in a virtual fashion collection, each start-up features a price tag reflecting the estimated support each company believes they need to achieve scale for their disruptive innovations.
In April we met up with our GCA community for a virtual Alumni Week to connect and collaborate, and to infuse inspiration, energy and confidence into the GCA winners important quest of making the fashion industry more sustainable.