The Collective Impact method can help drive the systems change needed to address the underlying root causes of complex problems and tackle the drivers of poverty and inequality. We explore how two CI initiatives are delivering change for waste pickers in India and readymade garment workers in Bangladesh through deep collaboration.
November 22, 2023 saw like minds and curious souls come together at an event hosted at Fotografiska Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, in an exploration around the importance of hopeful narratives and the impact it can have on transformation and perception change.
As impatient change makers, we are curious to explore new ways of using innovation as a driver for change. Learn from Anna Gedda, Global Manager at H&M Foundation, how we are working with GCA right now – to make an even bigger impact.
In an emerald ocean of smoke and lasers, we showed brands, stakeholders, and decision-makers what a radically transformed textile industry can look like in 2063. Dive in.
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.
Inclusive circularity is key in a positive future for the textile industry. These startups have integrated social inclusion in their circular business models from the get go. Explore the latest updates from four of our Techtonic winners.
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.
H&M Foundation and Saamuhika Shakti are expanding on the inclusive circularity learnings and welcome two new partners that are developing Circular Textiles Waste Management Models (CTWM), with waste pickers playing the lead role.
The technology developed by The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) with the support of H&M Foundation, can separate microplastics from wastewater using soundwaves. Acousweep is a plug-and-play application. The technology can be easily transported and connected to any wastewater facility. If the technology is implemented at an industrial scale, it will have a significant impact on the fashion industry’s sustainable footprint.