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H&M Foundation champions inclusive circularity

BENGALURU, June 9, 2022 – Together with an ecosystem of partners the non-profit H&M Foundation launched a first of its kind USD 11 million initiative in 2020, to address the gaps in the system that keep Bengaluru waste pickers in poverty and exclusion. Now, plastic waste collected by informal waste pickers is becoming a valued resource in the fashion and textile industry, providing a higher income and recognition as an integral part of the circular value chain. Buttons partly made from the plastic waste are now featured on garments sold worldwide. The buttons are traceable down to the source of the waste along with names of the workers, social security, salaries and working conditions at the aggregation center.
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Garments capturing CO2 are now worn by staff at Fotografiska Stockholm

Stockholm, 23 May, 2022 – The Planet First program initiated by the H&M Foundation and world-renowned The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has recently resulted in an innovation that could potentially be a game-changer when it comes to fighting global CO2 emissions. The Carbon Looper project – clothing that captures CO2 from the air and then releases it as nutrition for plants – is now being tested by the restaurant staff at Fotografiska Stockholm.
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H&M Foundation awards 5 innovations €1m grant to make the fashion industry planet positive

A laundry solution that prolongs garments’ life, AI helping smallholder cotton farmers to increase yield and income, an invention realising the circular recycling of elastane and polyester blends, carbon-negative viscose made from CO2 emissions and regenerative agriculture making planet positive alternative to goose down – these are the five Global Change Award winners 2022, sharing a €1 million grant from the non-profit H&M Foundation.
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H&M Foundation and UNICEF launch the “Be Inclusive” campaign supporting children with disabilities

Children with disabilities often face prejudices. Because of this, the children are hidden and restrained from being part of the society, making it extremely difficult for them to reach their full potential. A digital global awareness campaign supported by H&M Foundation launches today, focusing on inclusion of the 240 million children around the world who live with disabilities. Regardless of where these children grow up, they are more likely to experience greater difficulties with exclusion and lack of participation than children without disabilities are.