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.
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.
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.
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.