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Planet

As the population of our planet heads towards close to 10 billion in 2050, every industry need to innovate beyond their current imagination to safeguard both people and the planet.

43

million Swedish krona has been donated to protect the planetary boundaries and our living conditions.

€1 M

the total grant of the Global Change Award, to be shared by the five winning ideas.

151

countries participated in the Global Change Award 2018.

43

million Swedish krona has been donated to protect the planetary boundaries and our living conditions.

€1 M

the total grant of the Global Change Award, to be shared by the five winning ideas.

151

countries participated in the Global Change Award 2018.

Planet earth is our home. With a growing world population, how we manage and consume our resources will be crucial for the lives of present and future gene­rations. To take responsibility for one of the greatest challenges of our time, all industries will have to re-think and innovate beyond their current imagination. The H&M Foundation aims to find disruptive innovations that can make this shift in one of the most planet intensive industries in the world: fashion.

We work to ensure living conditions by protecting the planet

We work in different ways to protect the planet:

  • To speed up the shift to a circular and sustainable fashion industry, the H&M Foundation launched the innovation challenge Global Change Award in 2015 – one of the largest innovation challenges in the world, and the first of its kind for the fashion industry.
  • One of the main challenges in the fashion industry today is making new garments out of blend textiles. To change this, we have partnered with The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) in 2016, in a research project on textile recycling. Already in 2017, ground breaking results were presented and this year two first of its kind recycling facilities opened in Hong Kong. One is a pre-industrial recycling facility that recycles blend textiles in practice for the first time. The other is a miniaturized recycling station and shop which opened for the public to raise awareness on the need for and possibilities for textile recycling
  • Supporting an online resource for innovators to accelerate circular materials development, through our collaboration with Fashion Positive Initiative and Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
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