Winning is just the beginning. Now, the journey to push each GCA winner out of the lab and into the hands of consumers, brands and suppliers starts. This is how to scale at speed, according to the experts.
Recyclable and biodegradable polyurethane, food waste polyester, circular dyeing, natural bio-colours, ultra high-performing textiles, seaweed material, AI textile sorting, corn husk and sugarcane fabric, zero waste pattern system, textile-to-textile recycling for polyesters – these are the ten Global Change Award winners 2023, sharing a €2 million grant from the non-profit H&M Foundation.
To radically transform the textile industry, the boldest ideas must succeed. Here, we check in with three future-shaping innovators whose digital tools, ground-breaking materials, and regenerative processes are reshaping the textile industry in real-time.
The application phase is over, the shortlist is in — these are the finalists of the Global Change Award 2023, that our Expert Panel is currently screening.
Transforming fashion is a high mountain to climb. To succeed, we need more innovation, and to find those disruptive innovations a lot of ideas need to be screened.
During the application period, 20 Oct 2022 – 8 Dec 2022, creative ideas to help shift the industry into a planet positive one poured in. We’re now a couple of weeks into the comprehensive screening process, and applications have been shortlisted to 20 entries.
TextileGenesis traceability platform is increasing by 500,000 per cent, SeaChange Technologies’ disruptive wastewater solution is heading into commercial trials, and Reverse Resources are tracing 1,000 tons of textile waste per month.
STOCKHOLM; 20 October, 2022 – The world’s largest innovation challenge to transform the fashion and textile industry is now open for applications. The Global Change Award – called the ‘Nobel Prize of Fashion’ – is part of transforming fashion and turning the entire industry planet positive. Now, we are calling innovators and entrepreneurs to apply for the GCA 2023. Five winners share a grant of 1 million euro, provided by the H&M Foundation, and get access to our one-year long GCA Impact Accelerator.
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.
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.