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H&M Foundation efterlyser gode idéer til bæredygtighed

Arkivfoto: Per Rehfeldt.

Der er 7,5 millioner på højkant for gode idéer til bæredygtighed i modebranchen.

Nonprofitfonden H&M Foundation inviterer for femte år i træk alle med en god idé, der kan styrke bæredygtig omstilling i modebranchen, til at deltage i Global Change Award.

I 2019 kigges der særligt efter innovation inden for tre temaer; forbrugerorienterede idéer, digitale løsninger og cirkulære idéer inden for både design og emballering og indpakning.

– Fællesnævneren er løsninger til, hvordan modebranchen kan agere inden for planetens begrænsninger, siger Erik Bang, Innovation Lead hos H&M Foundation, i en pressemeddelelse.

Forbrugerorienterede idéer handler ifølge H&M Foundation om løsninger, der kan forlænge produkters levetid, reducere vandforbrug i pleje af tøj, eliminere udledning af mikroplast, gøre genanvendelse nemmere eller måske nudge mod en mere bæredygtig livsstil og et øget kendskab til bæredygtighed. Digitale løsninger og data handler om at bruge teknologi til eksempelvis at reducere kulstofudledning ved at sammenholde vejrdata med analyser af de seneste Instagram-trends.

De fem vindende innovationer deler en præmiesum på en million euro, svarende til omkring 7,5 millioner danske kroner, og deltagelse i det etårige ”Innovation Accelerator Program”, der bringer dem til Stockholm, New York og Hong Kong.

Deadline for ansøgning er 16. oktober 2019. Vinderne kåres i april 2020.

 

 


GLOBAL CHANGE AWARD EXPERT PANEL 2020

An international expert panel with extensive knowledge within fashion, environment, circularity, entrepreneurship and innovation selects the five winners.

 

For quotes

Abrima Erwiah, Co-Founder and President Studio One Eighty Nine
Betelhem Dessie, CEO of iCog Anyone Can Code and Project Advisor of Solve IT
Burak Cakmak, Dean of the School of Fashion at Parsons School of Design
Malin Åkerman, Actress and environmental activist
Rosario Dawson, Actress and Co-Founder Studio One Eighty Nine
Sonam K Ahuja, Actress and sustainability influencer
Tariq Fancy, Founder and Chairman at Rumie, Chief Investment Officer of Sustainable Investing, BlackRock
Vanessa Cheung, Founder, The Mills
Wanjira Mathai, Chair, the Wangari Maathai Foundation
William McDonough, Chief Executive McDonough Innovation and Co-Founder, Fashion For Good



GLOBAL CHANGE AWARD WINNERS 2019

The winners from last year are currently taking part of the one-year Innovation Accelerator Program. For more information about their progress: https://globalchangeaward.com/winners/

€300,000 – The Loop Scoop by circular.fashion (Germany): A digital system aiming to close the loop on every garment from design to wear to recycling
€250,000 – Sane Membrane by dimpora (Switzerland): A biodegradable and mineral-based membrane for outdoor wear
€150,000 – Sustainable Sting by Green Nettle Textile (Kenya): Growing nettles to create sustainable fashion fibers and opportunities for farmers in Kenya to boost their livelihoods
€150,000 – Clothes that Grow by Petit Pli (UK): Outfits that expand with the child, while reducing environmental impact
€150,000 – Lab Leather by Le Qara (Peru): Using microorganisms to create vegan biodegradable leather for the fashion industry