Nylon is popular in the fashion industry, not only for hosiery which may what first comes to mind, but also for blouses, dresses, tights, underwear, raincoats, swimwear and more. However, the making of nylon is all but sustainable. Until now.
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.
Today, the H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) open two first of its kind textile recycling facilities in Hong Kong. The award-winning hydrothermal recycling technology is for the first time put into practice at scale. In addition, a miniaturized Garment-To-Garment Recycling System is opened for the public.
The world’s first TEDx event in a refugee camp will take place at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in the Kenyan northern county of Turkana on June 9, 2018. The TEDx event is part of an ongoing 30 million SEK collaboration between UNHCR and H&M Foundation, supporting half a million refugee children with the school supplies they need to attend school in Chad, Ethiopia, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sudan, South-Sudan, Syria, Uganda and Yemen.
The circular economy of the future starts with the material innovators of today. With support from H&M Foundation, Fashion Positive has just released its first Emerging Material Innovators Report, highlighting the most promising innovators working towards a circular future.
In 2015 alone, more than 10,000 unaccompanied children went missing on the move through Europe and thousands more have continued to go missing since. Records shows that up to 50% of unaccompanied children go missing within the first 48 hours of being placed in European centres. With financial support from the H&M Foundation, Missing Children Europe is using smart technology to help young newcomers find their way to safety.
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.