About GCA

We are looking for bright minds that can reinvent fashion and change the way it is seen, worn, and made. The aim is to find, support and scale disruptive ideas that can protect our planet and transform the fashion and textile industry into a planet positive one.

The non-profit H&M Foundation launched the Global Change Award back in 2015 with a vision to accelerate the process of creating a sustainable future for fashion and textile, and thereby protect our planet.

It has been called the Nobel Prize of fashion is one of the biggest innovations challenges in the world for early stage innovation. The Global Change Award is a part of transforming fashion and turning the entire industry planet positive.

Every year we invite innovators and entrepreneurs from all over the world to submit their early stage ideas on how to improve the sustainable footprint of the fashion and textile industry. The five most promising innovations share a grant of 1 million euros and participate in a one-year tailor-made GCA Impact Accelerator programme, provided by the H&M Foundation in partnership with Accenture, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the Mills Fabrica.

Application 1

Apply at globalchangeaward.com

Screening 2

Applications are screened and the winners selected

Announcement 3

The winners are revealed

Innovation Accelerator 4

The winners embark on a one-year GCA Impact Accelerator programme

Application 1

Apply at globalchangeaward.com

Announcement 3

The winners are revealed

Screening 2

Applications are screened and the winners selected

Innovation Accelerator 4

The winners embark on a one-year GCA Impact Accelerator programme

Neither H&M Foundation or H&M Group take any shareholder equity or intellectual property rights in the innovations. The winners can collaborate with whomever they want, the aim is to find innovations that allow major change for the entire industry.  

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