The GCA 2023 application period is now closed, and our experts and partners have started the thorough screening process. The response this year has been overwhelming – thank you for joining us In reinventing fashion.

The winners will be announced in June 2023.

Innovation today, reality tomorrow

Impossible materials, ground-breaking recycling techniques and disruptive supply chain solutions. The Global Change Award is a part of transforming fashion and turning the entire industry planet positive.

About The Glpbal Change Award

The Global Change Award was initiated in 2015 by non-profit H&M Foundation. By catalysing early-stage innovations that can accelerate the transformation of the fashion and textile industry, the aim is to protect the planet and our living conditions. We want to turn the industry into a planet positive one and for 2023 we are looking for ideas within three categories:

1. Regenerate – solutions towards positive effects
2. Repurpose – solutions towards circularity
3. Reimagine – solutions we have not even thought about yet

Five winning teams share a grant of 1 million euros and get access to a one-year-long GCA Impact Accelerator provided by the H&M Foundation, in collaboration with Accenture, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and The Mills Fabrica.

Neither H&M Foundation nor H&M Group take any equity or intellectual property rights in the innovations as the aim is to benefit the entire industry.

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Wanted: ideas that can turn the fashion industry planet positive

STOCKHOLM; 20 October, 2022 – The world’s largest innovation challenge to transform the fashion and textile industry is now open for applications. The Global Change Award – called the ‘Nobel Prize of Fashion’ – is part of transforming fashion and turning the entire industry planet positive. Now, we are calling innovators and entrepreneurs to apply for the GCA 2023. Five winners share a grant of 1 million euro, provided by the H&M Foundation, and get access to our one-year long GCA Impact Accelerator.