If we want change at scale, doing good is not enough. We believe communication plays an important role to change narratives and mindsets of what’s possible. Browse among our news, inspirational stories and key learnings below to learn more about our work.
H&M Foundation’s new Global Manager, Anna Gedda, has over fifteen years of practice from the fashion and textile industry, experience in how to make brave strategies come to life and an equal passion for fashion and sustainability. It is her firm belief that the fashion and textile industry can be both socially inclusive and planet positive, but it requires bold ambitions, ground-breaking innovations, and collaboration. As Global Manager for H&M Foundation, Anna Gedda is set to use philanthropy as a catalyst to co-create and share inspiring solutions with the potential to radically transform the entire industry.
In connection to the World Economic Forum in Davos, H&M Foundation’s Global Manager Anna Gedda met with veteran news presenter Andrew Wilson in an interview series promoting the world’s innovators, leaders experts and academics with the aim of driving positive change.
During 2014-2022, H&M Foundation and its partner CARE supported over 270,000 women entrepreneurs from emerging markets. As part of the programme’s last phase two reports have been created with the goal to consolidate and integrate the lessons learned from the program both towards external stakeholders and internally within the confederation.
In 2020, the H&M Foundation launched a first of its kind USD 11 million initiative, Saamuhika Shakti, aiming to equip informal waste pickers in India to lift themselves out of poverty. Now, the reclaimed plastic waste is becoming a valued resource in the fashion and textile industry.
Leather recycling, AI sorting and the roll-out of Green Machine. On December 7, our strategy lead Christiane Dolva will share insights and reflections on the 30+ research programmes funded by H&M Foundation at the Planet Positive Perspectives Research Insights webinar. Everything in only 30 minutes!
TextileGenesis traceability platform is increasing by 500,000 per cent, SeaChange Technologies’ disruptive wastewater solution is heading into commercial trials, and Reverse Resources are tracing 1,000 tons of textile waste per month.
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.
Two reports, based on thorough scenario planning, clearly show that the RMG the sector in Bangladesh is headed towards an uncertain future, which is going to negatively affect women garment workers. The results serve as a baseline for H&M Foundation’s latest long-term initiative aiming to futureproof the female workforce for an increasingly automated and digital future.