Catalysing early-stage innovations that can accelerate the transformation of the fashion and textile industry into a planet positive one.

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Global Change Award – next level

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.

The GCA winners

Innovation has the power to do it, and our GCA winners prove it. Already, many teams collaborate with global brands, suppliers and businesses to pilot and scale their innovations and transform the entire fashion and textile industry.

Our winners have disruptive ideas within material, production, recycling, design and customer use – find out more and learn how their innovations can reinvent the industry.


As a philanthropic change agent for the fashion and textile industry, we want to enable a planet positive industry by accelerating and supporting breakthrough innovation to scale and disrupt how fashion is made, seen and worn.

Through our innovation challenge Global Change Award, we support and accelerate early-stage solutions that could transform the future of fashion.

The winning teams receive a financial grant get access to a yearlong accelerator programme, provided by the H&M Foundation, in collaboration with our partners 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.