With 1 million euro up for grabs, the world’s largest challenge to make fashion circular opens today, August 28.
We invited anyone, anywhere to take active part as a supporter, backer and tester of our winners through crowdfunding campaigns at Indiegogo. As a result, this year’s winners collected an additional 46,000 euro, alongside the 1 million euro grant from H&M Foundation.
Five new fashion-disruptors have been awarded in Global Change Award 2019. Now we invite you to join the movement to protect the planet by supporting these creative minds and their innovations.
Lab made vegan leather, fibers made of nettles, a digital system to make products recyclable from scratch, children’s clothes that expand and a biodegradable toxic-free membrane for outdoor wear are this year’s Global Change Award winners, sharing a €1 million grant from the H&M Foundation. Today H&M Foundation also announces an initiative with crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, that puts consumers in the front seat, enabling them to take active part as supporters, backers, and testers of the five innovations.
From food crops, smart stitches and 3D-modelled clothes, to advanced recycling processes and biodegradable clothes with health benefits. On March 20, five innovations that can help speed up the shift to a circular fashion industry were awarded the third Global Change Award, sharing a 1 million euro grant from the non-profit H&M Foundation.
Imagine wearing a coat made of leftovers from harvests of flaxseeds, sugar cane and pineapples, or a t-shirt made of mushroom roots that you decompose in the ground once it’s worn out. Or garments that not only look good, but also nourishes and protects your skin due the nutritious algae it’s made of? These ideas are some of the winners in the third edition of Global Change Award. Now, the non-profit H&M Foundation needs your help to split the 1 million euro grant between the five winners in an online vote on globalchangeaward.com, March 12-16.
What if we could make a shift from “take-make-waste” to a fashion world where there is no more waste? What materials would we use? What would the process and business models look like?
The annual Global Change Award, initiated by the non-profit H&M Foundation, aims to protect our planet and living conditions by accelerating the shift from a linear to a circular fashion industry. The five winners share a €1 million grant, along with a one-year innovation accelerator program providing tailor-made support and invaluable access to the fashion industry. Last year, more than 2,800 applications from 130 countries were submitted. Today, the third round opens for applications at globalchangeaward.com.
The public have cast their votes. On April 5, at a ceremony in Stockholm City Hall, the five winners of H&M Foundation’s innovation challenge Global Change Award were awarded. The 1 million euro grant was split between the winners by the global public in an online vote. In addition, a trend report is released today highlighting learnings about the future of sustainable fashion by looking at the thousands of disruptive ideas from 130 different countries.
To speed up the shift to a circular waste-free fashion industry, H&M Foundation initiated the yearly innovation challenge Global Change Award in 2015, calling for game-changing ideas that can help reinvent the entire industry. The second round of winners are chosen, and now the public decides how to split the grant of EUR 1 million between the five winners – a unique opportunity to influence one of the world’s most powerful industries and contribute to a sustainable future. The online vote is open March 27 – April 2 on globalchangeaward.com.