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.
TextileGenesis traces sustainable fibres through transparent and reliable blockchain technology. Their GCA 2020 win has accelerated their development and helped apply their platform to more than 1,500 supply chains across the fashion industry.
Together with Social Alpha and JSW Foundation we’re looking for solutions in waste management, that can move the needle towards a circular economy in India, while enabling social inclusion for informal waste pickers of Bengaluru.
The digital solution circular.fashion changes how garments are designed, used and disposed. After winning the GCA in 2019, over 1,000 designers and 90 brands have enforced their solutions and moved towards a better fashion future.
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.
Nature is declining at unprecedented rates. But innovations that can reverse humanity’s negative impact on it exist. We talked to biodiversity expert Dr. Lin Li and investment manager Caroline Brown about the rise of circular investments and the efforts made to put us on the right path.
Facing the increasing use of automation and digitalization within the garment industry, there is an urgent need to create a skilled female workforce to save jobs and create new job opportunities. By developing video game-based skill trainings, our partner Shimmy Technologies worked to upskill women garment workers, increasing their opportunities to become multi-machine operators and digital design workers.
We are proud to announce the six winners of “STITCH for RMG Global Innovation Challenge”! As automation and digital technology is making its way into the textile industry in Bangladesh, women’s jobs are at risk. Meet the six winners who are working to futureproof the female workforce in Bangladesh.