Biobased foams, adhesives and coating crafted from natural sources.
From waste to wardrobe: transforming food waste into biodegradable polyester.
Renewed colours: extracting and transferring dyes from old to new fabrics.
Bio-fermenting textile dyes with the magic of microorganisms.
Powerful high performance-fibre fuelled by graphene.
Oceans of opportunity: making seaweed fibres that spur social innovation.
Adding lightspeed and laser precision to textile sorting with AI and spectroscopy.
Regenerating agricultural waste into bio-based synthetics.
AI-powered platform turning design concepts into zero-waste patterns.
Enabling circular solutions for hard-to-recycle waste textiles.
About The Glpbal Change Award
The non-profit H&M Foundation launched the Global Change Award to transform the fashion and textile industry and turn it planet positive. 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.
The winning teams receive a grant of 200,000 euros each 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.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology is one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation.
The Mills Fabrica is a go-to solutions platform accelerating techstyle and agrifood tech innovations for sustainability and social impact.