Meet the five winners of Techtonic – Innovations in Circular Economy. These innovators can move the needle within waste management, towards a circular economy in India, while enabling social inclusion for informal waste pickers.
Innovators, experts, and industry decision-makers gathered at the Planet Positive Perspectives exhibit to share knowledge, launch collaborations and take action for a sustainable fashion future.
Four months have passed since we donated USD 100,000 each to Save the Children and UNHCR and their tireless efforts in Ukraine. Below you will find just a few of their accomplishments described in numbers that our support has contributed to.
To turn the fashion industry planet positive, innovation must succeed. During the Accelerator bootcamp week, 24 brilliant teams received invaluable coaching from the experts and leaders that can help them scale. We’ve listed the key learnings from the week.
Werewool designs textile fibres with the desired features, like colour and water repellency, built-in on DNA level. Successfully eliminating the need to coat, dye or process a finished fabric. Winning the GCA 2020 fast-tracked their journey from scientific prototype to start-up.
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.
Apparel Impact Institute (Aii), the nonprofit organization dedicated to operationalizing and accelerating climate action and sustainability solutions in fashion, announced today the lead funders in its new $250M Fashion Climate Fund: Lululemon, H&M Group, H&M Foundation, and The Schmidt Family Foundation.
The GCA Impact Accelerator bootcamp week starts now.
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.