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Sorting For Circularity Europe: Project findings highlight immense opportunity to accelerate textile recycling

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Today, Fashion for Good concludes the Sorting for Circularity Europe project, and in collaboration with Circle Economy, releases a report detailing the findings of the 16-month analysis.
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    2022
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    Sorting For Circularity Europe: Project findings highlight immense opportunity to accelerate textile recycling

    Today, Fashion for Good concludes the Sorting for Circularity Europe project, and in collaboration with Circle Economy, releases a report detailing the findings of the 16-month analysis.

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    Jill Beraud Named Chair of the Fashion for Good BV Board

    Fashion for Good is pleased to welcome Jill Beraud as its new board chair. Jill succeeds Edward Brenninkmeijer as of 1 September 2022, who had led the board since the launch of Fashion for Good in 2017.

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    Wealth in Waste: India's Potential to Lead Circular Textile Sourcing

    A first-of-its-kind study, “WEALTH IN WASTE: INDIA’S POTENTIAL TO BRING TEXTILE WASTE BACK INTO THE SUPPLY CHAIN”, is the most comprehensive analysis of the Indian textile waste landscape.

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    Assessing Tracer Technologies to Boost Traceability

    Fashion for Good in collaboration with Textile Exchange present a detailed analysis of physical tracer technologies applicable to the textile supply chain, and a guide for industry players wanting to bolster traceability.

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    Seven Innovators Join Fashion for Good's 2022 Asia Innovation Programme

    Fashion for Good is pleased to announce seven new innovators selected to participate in its 2022 Asia Innovation Programme. The nine-month programme provides the participants with tailored support to help them scale - matching the innovators with relevant industry partners to drive piloting, implementation, and investing activities.

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    Fashion for Good Selects Eight Innovators for 2022 Global Innovation Programme

    Fashion for Good welcomes eight innovators into its 2022 Global Innovation Programme. The selected innovators will be participating in the nine-month programme, which provides a bespoke approach to validate their technologies in preparation for implementation across the fashion value chain.

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    The Next Generation of Materials... From Waste

    Fashion for Good launches the ‘Untapped Agricultural Waste Project’ to validate and scale technologies that can successfully transform agricultural waste into sustainable textile fibres.

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    New Partners Join the Sorting for Circularity Project ‎

    The Fashion for Good initiated Sorting for Circularity consortium project has made considerable progress within its first 9 months, expanding the geographical scope of the project to cover Spain and Poland with the inclusion of Moda re- Cáritas Group and Wtórpol Sp. z o. o.. In addition, Fashion for Good is delighted to announce that H&M Group is joining the project as a key project partner, bringing significant expertise to bolster the activities of the project.

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    From Waste to Black Pigment ‎

    Fashion for Good launches the Black Pigment Pilot project together with partners BESTSELLER, Birla Cellulose, Kering and PVH Corp., in collaboration with Paradise Textiles, and innovators Graviky Labs, Living Ink and Nature Coatings. The pilot aims to validate and scale black pigments derived from waste feedstocks such as industrial carbon, algae and wood that could replace synthetic dyes offering a more sustainable means of textile production with a lower carbon impact.

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    Fashion for Good Launches D(R)YE Factory of the Future Project ‎

    Fashion for Good launches the D(R)YE Factory of the Future, a new consortium project that brings together several innovations in textile pre-treatment and colouration, that are set to accelerate the shift from wet to mostly dry processing. Textile processing is responsible for the highest greenhouse gas emissions, significant water and chemical use in the fashion value chain. The selected innovations have the potential to reduce emissions by up to 89%, and to cut water consumption by between 83% and 95%.

    2021
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    Ecovative Launches Fashion for Good Cooperative with BESTSELLER and PVH Corp. ‎

    Mycelium technology company Ecovative announced the launch of an international sustainable fashion cooperative, with global brands BESTSELLER and PVH Corp. as founding members. Through the cooperative, these brands will have priority access to Ecovative’s mycelium innovations through its Forager™ Hides platform. Fashion for Good was integral in bringing these parties together to advance a petroleum-free vegan leather.

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    Plant-Based Indigo Presents a Solution for the Future of Denim Dyeing ‎

    As part of the effort to reduce the number of potentially harmful chemicals in the denim supply chain, Fashion for Good is collaborating with Levi Strauss & Co. and Stony Creek Colors to pilot the use of Stony Creek’s IndiGold™ plant-based pre-reduced indigo at scale.

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    Full Circle Textiles Project Focuses on Scaling Polyester Recycling

    Fashion for Good launches the Full Circle Textiles Project - Polyester, with the ambition to validate and scale promising technologies in polyester chemical recycling and to encourage financing and offtake commitments in the fashion industry.

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    Fashion for Good Asia Builds Momentum With New Partner, Consortium and Innovations

    The Fashion for Good Asia Programme celebrated another successful year, sharing the highlights of 2021 at their Innovation Fest this week, including welcoming Teijin Frontier as partner, the graduation of its recent batch of innovators and the launch of the Sorting for Circularity India project.

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    Fashion for Good Launches The Sorting for Circularity India Project

    Fashion for Good launches the Sorting For Circularity India Project, a consortium project to understand both the pre-consumer and post-consumer textile waste streams in India, and to pilot sorting and mapping solutions. The project aims to build an infrastructure towards greater circularity in the years to come.

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    Unlocking the Trillion-Dollar Fashion Decarbonisation Opportunity

    A new report “Unlocking the Trillion-Dollar Fashion Decarbonisation Opportunity: Existing and Innovative Solutions”, co-authored by Fashion for Good and Apparel Impact Institute, maps out the financial trajectory of the fashion industry to meet the net-zero ambition.  The report estimates $1 trillion dollars is needed to finance the decarbonisation of the fashion industry and breaks down the funding needed by solution category and identifies the types of funders best placed to take advantage of the opportunity and benefit from the positive returns.

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    Fashion for Good Welcomes GORE-TEX Brand

    Fashion for Good is excited to formally announce their partnership with Gore Fabrics Division known for the GORE-TEX Brand. As industry leaders in technology innovation, Gore Fabrics Division joining the global initiative demonstrates a shared commitment to cross-industry collaboration and to integrating disruptive innovation in the fashion supply chain.

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    Good Fashion Fund Signs Contract With First Project

    The Good Fashion Fund, the Fashion for Good initiated fund to drive sustainable manufacturing practices, has signed its first deal with Indian manufacturer Pratibha Syntex Limited. The 4.5 million US dollar, long-term loan, will support Pratibha Syntex’s planned capital expenditures for the replacement of machinery and expansion of sustainable equipment in their spinning, processing and garmenting divisions.

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    From Fibre To Finish To Scale: Tracing Viscose And Beyond

    Today, on World Rainforest Day, Fashion for Good celebrates the successful completion of the Viscose Traceability Pilot, a consortium project with Fashion for Good partners BESTSELLER and Kering to trace sustainable viscose in garments using innovator TextileGenesis’ blockchain tracing solution. With an estimated 30% of viscose sourced from endangered forests, the validation of TextileGenesis’ solution, is an important step towards transparency in the value chain, and ensuring fibres originate from renewable sources.

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    Fashion for Good Launches The Renewable Carbon Textiles Project

    Fashion for Good launches the Renewable Carbon Textiles Project, bringing together a pioneering consortium to accelerate the development of Polyhydroxyalkanoates or PHA polymer fibres; a promising biosynthetic alternative to fossil based fibres with the potential to reduce carbon emissions in the fashion supply chain.

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    Sorting For Circularity; Fashion for Good Launches New Project To Drive Textile Recycling

    Fashion for Good launches the Sorting for Circularity Project to address this challenge on a scale greater than ever before. Bringing together key brands and industry leaders from across Europe, the project will conduct a comprehensive textile waste analysis using more accurate, innovative Near Infrared (NIR) technology, while also mapping textile recycler's capabilities.

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    The Path To Scaling Reusable Packaging In E-commerce

    To highlight the positive impact reusable packaging could generate, Fashion for Good, in partnership with Utrecht University and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, have collaboratively authored a white paper, “The Rise of Reusable Packaging: Understanding the Impact and Mapping a Path to Scale”, presenting an overview of reusable packaging in the fashion industry and providing the industry with key considerations for wide scale adoption.

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    Fashion for Good South Asia Breaks New Territory With Third Batch Of Innovators

    Fashion for Good has selected ten new innovators to participate in the third batch of their South Asia Innovation Programme. This batch includes innovators from eight countries adding Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia to the roster. With this cohort Fashion for Good expands it’s regional programme deeper into the South East Asian market, further solidifying the platform’s presence and shining a spotlight on innovations from the region.

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    Levi Strauss & Co. Joins Fashion for Good

    Today Fashion for Good announces the official partnership with Levi Strauss & Co. “We’re incredibly proud to welcome them as a corporate partner and excited to collaborate together, further helping them in executing and achieving their ambitions towards affecting positive change in the fashion industry,” says Katrin Ley Managing Director Fashion for Good.  

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    14 Trailblazing Innovators Make Fashion for Good's 8th Batch In Their Global Programme

    Fashion for Good selects 14 new start-up innovators to join their Accelerator Programme’s eighth batch. A total of 22 innovators pitched their solutions to Fashion for Good partners during a virtual Selection Day. With solutions in raw materials, processing, end-of-use, digital acceleration, plastics, impact tracking, the 14 innovators selected will begin the Accelerator Programme immediately, receiving tailormade mentoring, piloting guidance and industry expertise to help these technologies scale.

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    Fashion for Good Consortium Pilots Resource Efficient Cotton Farming

    AMSTERDAM - Cotton makes up nearly 30% of global textile production, yet accounts for 24% of global insecticide use and being a water intensive crop, can require up to 10.000 litres of water per kilogram in its cultivation. Innovation in cotton farming practices is greatly needed to reduce pesticide, land and water use. Fashion for Good launches a new, two-year pilot project in collaboration with leading brands Kering and PVH Corp. and leading global textile manufacturer Arvind Limited to pilot a radically resource-efficient cotton farming technology provided by Fashion for Good innovator, Materra (formerly hydroCotton). Materra’s innovative combination of precision agriculture, environmental control and real-time data tracking facilitate resilience for cotton farming in developing regions where climate and resources prove challenging for cotton cultivation.

    2020
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    Understanding 'Bio' Material Innovations: A Primer for the Fashion Industry

    NEW YORK & AMSTERDAM - ‘UNDERSTANDING ‘BIO’ MATERIAL INNOVATIONS: a primer for the fashion industry’ co-authored by Biofabricate and Fashion for Good will be publicly released during a special Biofabricate event on December 7th, 2020. As fashion brands make bolder commitments to address their environmental and social impact issues, there is growing interest in new, more ‘sustainable’ biomaterials. But what exactly are biomaterials? How are they made? What do they contain and how do they differ? This report provides the first comprehensive review of biomaterial technologies for fashion. By collating key learnings and insights from leading industry experts from both biotech and fashion, the report serves as a unifying and foundational reference for change and innovation across the supply chain.

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    Fashion for Good Celebrates Success of First Year in South Asia

    MUMBAI - Today, Fashion for Good celebrates the progress achieved over the past year since launching their South Asia Innovation Programme during their annual end of year event. To round off an eventful year, Fashion for Good announces their newest regional partner, Birla Cellulose - part of the Aditya Birla Group, as well as the graduation of 9, first batch start-ups, many of whom have successfully engaged with leading manufactures to bring their solutions to market in a year filled with unprecedented challenges.

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    From Fibre to Finish: Tracing Sustainable Viscose

    AMSTERDAM - Launching the Viscose Traceability Project today, Fashion for Good brings together a pioneering consortium to pilot a solution that verifies sustainable viscose fibres along the fashion supply chain. Developed in collaboration with BESTSELLER and Kering, the project applies the innovative blockchain technology from TextileGenesis™ (a Fashion for Good Innovator) to trace the viscose in the textile supply chain spanning eight countries. In addition to their operational support, BESTSELLER and Kering, together with Zalando, provide the financial backing needed to enable the nine month project.

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    Going Beyond Cotton – New Project Harnesses Collaboration & Cutting-edge Technology to Create Circular Fashion

    AMSTERDAM - Twelve pioneering players in the fashion and textile industries are breaking new ground by demonstrating an entirely circular model for commercial garment production. This is a world first in the fashion industry. The consortium of brands, manufacturers, suppliers, innovators and research institutes participating in the European Union-funded “New Cotton Project”, will prove that circular, sustainable fashion is not only an ambition, but can be achieved today. The project also aims to act as an inspiration and steppingstone for further, even bigger circular initiatives in the industry going forward.

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    Report Launch: Fashion Innovation Landscape in India

    AMSTERDAM / MUMBAI - In a first of its kind report, Fashion for Good together with Circular Apparel Innovation Factory provide a comprehensive overview of the “State of Circular Innovation in the Indian Fashion and Textile Industries”, outlining the opportunities and solutions across the Indian supply chains that are enabling the industry to leap towards sustainability. India is a global leader in manufacturing and one of the largest consumer markets for fashion. The ongoing search for circular innovations to address the critical environmental challenges unique to the industry requires context to factor in the nuances and uniqueness of the local landscape. This report, mapping the entire landscape, showcases the opportunities driving the industry in India forward.

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    Piloting a Circularity Solution in E-commerce

    AMSTERDAM/BERLIN – A new pilot project orchestrated by Fashion for Good, together with Zalando and circular.fashion, an innovator from the Fashion for Good Accelerator Programme, launches today to test their circularity.ID at scale; a traceability solution that increases the resale and recycling opportunities for clothing. The current linear system is the root cause of the fashion industry’s immense environmental footprint: more than 70% of garments are thrown away due to style preference rather than quality and less than 1% of garments are recycled into new clothing. Integrating circularity.ID into products enables companies to have a transparent flow of information between material suppliers, brands, consumers and recyclers, facilitating garment sorting for reuse or recycling and further driving circularity in the e-commerce sector.

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    A New Frontier in Chemical Recycling

    AMSTERDAM – the Fashion for Good initiated “Full Circle Textiles Project: Scaling Innovations in Cellulosic Recycling” – a first-of-its-kind consortium project, launches today. As much as 73% of clothing produced is sent to landfill or is incinerated and of all new clothing made, less than 1% of material used comes from recycled sources. Focusing on cellulosic fibres, this Project aims to validate and eventually scale promising technologies in chemical recycling from a select group of innovators to tackle these issues. Leading global organisations Laudes Foundation, Birla Cellulose, Kering, PVH Corp. and Target join Fashion for Good, to explore the disruptive solutions, with the goal of creating new fibres and garments from used clothing and ultimately drive industry-wide adoption.

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    Leading NGOs unite as the FASHION CONVENERS to Accelerate Sustainable Transformation of the Apparel and Accessory Industry

    The industry’s leading subject matter experts have united as the Fashion Conveners. Spurred by the vulnerabilities the global pandemic brought forward, the group recognises the urgency to accelerate the transformational changes needed to reduce the environmental and social impacts across fashion.

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    Piloting a Ground-Breaking Solution to Clean Wastewater

    Wastewater treatment poses a significant challenge to manufacturers and fashion brands as well as an attractive opportunity for innovation. Presented with the game-changing wastewater treatment system developed by Scaling Programme start-up SeaChange Technologies, Fashion for Good initiated a pilot project to assess the feasibility of the solution at scale. With the support of partners Arvind Limited, BESTSELLER, C&A and PVH Corp., the pilot provides encouraging results for future implementation of the technology in the supply chain.

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    9 New Innovators Selected Virtually For Second Batch of Fashion for Good's South Asia Innovation Programme

    Fashion for Good’s South Asia Innovation Programme today welcomes 9 start-up innovators into the second batch of its regional Programme. Focusing on technologies and innovations in raw materials, wet processing, packaging, end-of-use and digital acceleration, the new selection of innovators bring solutions into the Programme crucial to the manufacturing and supply chains in South Asia. The second batch joins Fashion for Good’s global selection of start-ups driving the industry’s transformation towards a more sustainable, circular system.

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    Good Fashion Fund Welcomes Rabobank

    The Good Fashion Fund welcomes Rabobank as an investor to the fund. Launched in September of 2019, Rabobank is the first senior debt investor to the fund and joins Laudes Foundation (formerly C&A Foundation) and the Mills Fabrica as co-investors in the first investment fund focused solely on driving the implementation of innovative solutions in the fashion industry.

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    Fashion for Good Presents Findings of Survey Assessing the Impact of Covid-19 on Fashion Startups

    In light of recent events, Fashion for Good has investigated the impact on the fashion industry and potential solutions that can address the issues that have arisen as a result. In the coming weeks, we will be publishing a series of pieces on Fashion for Good's medium channel that focus on key areas; stock management, supply chain transformation and digital acceleration, that require attention and the innovations that can provide solutions during the crisis.

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    In response to COVID-19: a message to our community

    As the global Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect all of our daily lives, we are starting to perceive the effects and implications it has across industries and operations. We’re becoming aware of a new reality the likes of which we have not seen and the outcomes of which we cannot foresee. In these times of uncertainty, we acknowledge the path ahead will be a challenging one, both personally and professionally, as well as transformational. For the time being, we are pushing forward with our mission responsibly and appropriately, our team is working from home and is available as always, approaching each challenge as they become apparent.

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    Fashion for Good Selects Innovators During First Virtual Selection Day

    Today Fashion for Good selects 13 new start-ups to join their Accelerator Programme’s seventh batchDue to the current circumstances surrounding Covid-19, Fashion for Good held their very first virtual Selection Dayhosting the international audience of corporate partners and innovators through an online webinar. 21 innovators pitched their ideas to Fashion for Good corporate partners and advisors. 13 innovators were then selected from the group to begin the Accelerator Programme immediately

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    Fashion for Good Selects First Start-ups for South Asia Innovation Programme

    Today Fashion for Good’s South Asia Innovation Programme officially starts with the selection of 9 new innovators. With innovations in raw materials, wastewater management, dyeing solutions, textile waste solutions, blockchain, AI and machine learning innovations, the first batch of regional start-ups join a global selection of start-ups at the cutting-edge who are driving the industry’s transformation towards a circular system.

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    Fashion for Good & BCG launch New Report - Financing the Transformation in Fashion

    Innovations emerging in the fashion industry in response to sustainability pressures present unprecedented investment opportunities, which Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Fashion for Good estimate at $20 billion to $30 billion annually, according to their new report, Financing the Transformation in the Fashion Industry: Unlocking Investment to Scale Innovation, which is being released today at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

    2019
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    Fashion for Good Launches a Pilot to Produce a Circular Polybag

    Fashion for Good today launches a new pilot project; The Circular Polybag Pilot which will explore a solution that aims to reduce the use and impact of virgin polybags in the fashion industry. Orchestrated by Fashion for Good in partnership with adidas, C&A, Kering, Otto Group and PVH Corp., with Cadel Deinking, an innovator from the Fashion for Good Accelerator Programme, the pilot is a first in the apparel industry to trial a truly circular solution for polybags.

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    Fashion for Good Hosts First Innovation Day in South Asia with Colombo Innovation Tower

    Fashion for Good hosted their first Innovation Day in South Asia, orchestrated in partnership with Colombo Innovation Tower(CIT), an initiative of the Design Corp Group, on November 28th. The event leads up to the launch of Fashion for Good’s dedicated regional innovation programme which officially starts in January 2020.

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    Fashion for Good Expands Activities in South Asia, Partners with Welspun

    Fashion for Good is the global initiative bringing together the entire apparel industry to innovate and collaborate for Good Fashion. South Asia is a global leader in manufacturing and one of the largest consumer markets for fashion. Partnerships with local brands and manufacturers, such as the global home textile leaders Welspun allows for swifter scaling of sustainable innovations and implementation of pilot programmes that lead to adoption into the fashion value chain.

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    Successfully Tracing Organic Cotton with Innovative Technologies

    The pioneering Organic Cotton Traceability Pilot successfully combines on-product markers and blockchain technology to track organic cotton from farm to consumer; a first in the apparel industry. The multi-stakeholder initiative is a collaboration between Fashion for Good, C&A Foundation and the Organic Cotton Accelerator, with support from C&A, Kering, PVH Corp. and Zalando with Bext360 as the leading technical partner.

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    Meet the 12 Start-ups Driving Fashion's Innovation Revolution

    Innovations in garment fitting, recycling, intelligent machinery and a revolutionary virtual garment marketplace are amongst the solutions from the 12 new innovators joining the latest Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator Programme. Over the next twelve weeks, the selected innovators will participate in a robust curriculum including mentoring and industry expertise from Fashion for Good and its Corporate Partners to catalyse the innovations into the mainstream fashion ecosystem.

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    Good Fashion Fund Launches to Invest in Supply Chain Innovation

    With a target size of USD 60m, the Good Fashion Fund is the first investment fund focused solely on driving the implementation of innovative solutions in the fashion industry.

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    Fashion for Good Launches Programme Expansion In Asia

    Fashion for Good is expanding to South Asia with the launch of a dedicated regional innovation programme. Leading up to the expansion, scheduled for later this year, we are now calling for innovative start-ups from across South Asia with disruptive sustainability solutions applicable to the fashion supply chain. Selected innovators will have the opportunity to showcase their solutions as part of Fashion for Good’s Innovation Day to be held at the Mercedes Benz Sri Lanka Fashion Week on November 24th.

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    Fashion For Good Presents The Future of Fashion

    Fashion for Good’s Accelerator Programme hosted a special edition of the “Meet the Innovators” event, together with Helsinki Fashion Week. Last night’s edition featured the founder of Helsinki Fashion Week, Evelyn Mora. She was joined by Finnish ambassador to the Netherlands Päivi Kaukoranta and innovators from Fashion for Good-Plug and Play’s Accelerator Programme: Indidye, MonoChain and Pure Waste Textiles.

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    Driving Circular Business Models in Fashion

    Fashion for Good, in collaboration with Accenture Strategy, today launch a new report, "The Future of Circular Fashion: Assessing the Viability of Circular Business Models", that for the first time explores the financial viability of circular business models in the fashion industry. The study looks into three different models – rental, subscription-rental and recommerce, to assess the financial viability of each when adopted in four different market segments – value, mid-market, premium and luxury.

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    Arvind joins Fashion for Good

    The latest organization joining Fashion for Good is Arvind Limited, the global leader in apparel manufacturing and trailblazer in advanced materials. With Arvind, the Fashion for Good Innovation Platform gains a well-experienced partner that is committed to testing and implementing sustainable innovations.

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    Circle Economy and Fashion for Good join forces to enable circular business models

    Today, Circle Economy​ announces the strategic partnership of​ ​Fashion for Good​, the global initiative to make all fashion good, with its Switching Gear project. The initiative aims ​to accelerate re-commerce and rental business models in the apparel industry.

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    Scaling Programme Fashion For Good Expands

    Fashion for Good welcomes four new innovators to their Scaling Programme. All of these innovators were prior participants in the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator Programme, meaning they continue to scale and develop their technologies.

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    Fifth Batch Of Innovators Start At Fashion for Good

    As of today a new wave of innovators is joining the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator. The world’s premier sustainable textile and circular fashion innovation platform welcomes the ten innovators below that aim to reshape the fashion industry for good. The programme involves a twelve-week curriculum, including mentorship and business development opportunities with the corporate partners.

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    Norrøna joins Fashion for Good

    Norrøna is the latest fashion brand to join Fashion for Good, the global initiative to support innovations with the aim to transform the fashion industry towards a circular model.

    2018
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    Fashion for Good and Bestseller Join Forces

    Today Fashion for Good and BESTSELLER, international fashion company with more than 20 brands in its portfolio, announce their partnership. This exemplifies their mutual commitment for industry-wide collaboration, in order to bring game-changing circular innovation to supply chains.

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    Fashion for Good launches partnership with Otto Group, OTTO and bonprix

    Today Fashion for Good and Otto Group with its companies OTTO and bonprix announce their partnership. Both partners emphasise their commitment to a good fashion industry in their shared agenda, which drive the call for international and collaborative innovation within the circular apparel industry.

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    5 Innovators Join Fashion for Good's Scaling Programme

    AMSTERDAM - Today, Fashion for Good is adding five companies to its Scaling Programme. These companies offer innovative and game changing solutions. From using mycelium material and fiber welding, to rethinking waste water treatment and recommerce, they champion the future of good fashion. Working on concrete implementation projects, they are demonstrating that good fashion is not only possible but within reach

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    Stella McCartney Joins Fashion for Good

    Fashion for Good is proud to announce the official partnership with Stella McCartney, one of the leading global luxury lifestyle brands dedicated to sustainability and innovation. The partnership demonstrates both partners' shared commitment to industry-wide collaboration and to integrating disruptive innovations within the fashion supply chain.

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    Fashion for Good and ZDHC call for innovators

    Fashion for Good and ZDHC are looking for innovators at the forefront of safer chemistry. In this joint call for applications, companies run for selection into the 3-month Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator, as well as a chance to participate in the exclusive “Friends of ZDHC” event on 7th of December 2018 in Amsterdam.

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    Rethinking the business of fashion with 12 new start-ups

    From bio based dyes and fibres made from banana to software developed specifically for closet management – these are a few examples of the next generation innovators that will be supported by the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator. Starting today, twelve selected start-ups will join the Accelerator Programme that aims to help innovative technologies and business models with the greatest potential to reshape the fashion industry for good. This involves a twelve-week curriculum, including mentorship from corporate partners adidas, C&A, Galeries Lafayette, Kering, PVH Corp., Target and Zalando.

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    Fashion for Good launches ground-breaking Cradle to Cradle Certified Denim and Materials toolkit

    Fashion for Good is proud to announce the release of the world’s first comprehensive toolkit on the product development of Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM apparel products. It contains two ground-breaking tools for clothing manufacturers and fashion brands: The world’s first guide on Developing Cradle to Cradle Certified denim, as well as the Assessed Materials Almanac which specifies materials and ingredients currently assessed for C2C certification with regards to Material Health available for use in the fashion industry.

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    Spinnova joins Fashion for Good’s Scaling Programme

    Today Spinnova and Fashion for Good join forces through the Scaling Programme. Spinnova is the Finnish developer of a cellulose fibre with a breakthrough production process. This process uses a unique technology that turns wood pulp directly into yarn, without using any harmful chemicals or water- or energy consuming steps in the process. This manufacturing process method uses up to 99% less water compared to cotton.

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    Fashion for Good and PVH Corp. Launch Partnership

    Fashion for Good and PVH Corp., one of the largest apparel companies in the world that owns brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, today announce their partnership to accelerate the transition towards a good fashion industry. This partnership demonstrates their shared commitment to industry-wide collaboration and to integrating disruptive innovations within in the fashion supply chain.

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    Fashion for Good celebrates progress with Innovation Fest

    This week, Fashion for Good celebrates its first year by hosting Innovation Fest, at their hub in Amsterdam. Approximately 180 innovators, brands, producers, retailers, suppliers, non-profit organisations and investors convened to discover breakthrough ideas and network with others united, in a shared ambition to make fashion a force for good.

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    Fashion for Good welcomes three innovators to Scaling Programme

    From today Ambercycle, BEXT360 and Tyton Biosciences join forces with Fashion for Good, as the three new participants in the Scaling Programme. These companies focus on chemical recycling and traceability solutions. They will now get the unique opportunity to connect to manufacturers, brands and investors capable of helping them fast-track the implementation and adoption of their daring innovations.

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    15 INNOVATIONS SET TO CHANGE THE FASHION INDUSTRY?

    Fashion for Good-Plug and Play accelerator announces third batch of start-ups

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    Fashion for Good and adidas partner to accelerate and scale sustainable innovation in the apparel industry

    Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make all fashion good, and adidas, a global leader in the sporting goods industry, today announce their partnership to accelerate and scale sustainable innovation in the apparel industry.

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    Fashion for Good partners with Zalando to accelerate and scale sustainable innovation in the fashion industry

    Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make all fashion good, today announced their partnership with Zalando, the leading European online fashion platform, to accelerate and scale sustainable innovation in the fashion industry.

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    Fashion for Good closes out first year with cross-industry convening to accelerate and scale daring innovation in fashion

    Today, Fashion for Good celebrates its first year of operations by hosting an industry event on “Accelerating and Scaling Daring Innovation” at its hub in central Amsterdam.

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    Fashion for Good and ColorZen collaborate through Scaling Programme

    Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make all fashion good, and ColorZen, the New York-based textile dyeing innovator, have announced their partnership to drive sustainable change that is accessible, affordable and attractive.

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    Fashion for Good invites The Infinited Fiber Company to its Scaling Programme

    Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make all fashion good, and The Infinited Fiber Company, a Finland-based textile chemical recycling company, jointly announce today that they will be collaborating through Fashion for Good’s Scaling Programme to facilitate change that is accessible, affordable and attractive for all.

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    Fashion for Good invites Worn Again to its Scaling Programme

    Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make all fashion good, and Worn Again, the London-based textile chemical recycling company, jointly announce today that they will be collaborating through Fashion for Good’s Scaling Programme to facilitate change that is accessible, affordable and attractive for all.

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    Fashion for Good invites SoftWear Automation to its Scaling Programme

    Fashion for Good is pleased to announce a new collaboration with SoftWear Automation Inc., an Atlanta-based robotic sewing company. SoftWear and Fashion for Good will work together to encourage the widespread use of fully automated Sewbot™ worklines for t-shirts and apparel, footwear and home goods.  

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    First edition of start-ups graduate from Accelerator Programme and second batch unveiled

    Fashion for Good, Plug and Play, C&A, Galeries Lafayette Group and Kering announced the graduation of its inaugural batch of start-ups and unveiled the innovators that will join the programme’s second edition.

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    Fashion for Good invites Tamicare Ltd to its Scaling Programme

    Fashion for Good is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Tamicare Ltd, a UK based company specialised in innovative 3D textile printing. Tamicare and Fashion for Good will work together to promote the use of Tamicare’s breakthrough Cosyflex® — the world's first technology developed to mass produce 3D printed finished textile products — within the apparel and footwear sector.

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    Katrin Ley named Fashion for Good Managing Director

    Katrin Ley, an experienced professional in the fields of apparel and impact investing, joins the global initiative as Managing Director.

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    The Galeries Lafayette group joins Plug and Play - Fashion for Good accelerator

    After the launch of the Lafayette Plug and Play innovation platform in 2016, the Galeries Lafayette group pursues its innovation strategy and becomes a corporate partner of the Plug and Play - Fashion for Good accelerator, alongside its founding brand partners Kering, the global luxury group, C&A, the global fashion retailer and the C&A Foundation.

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    Innovation, collaboration and community

    Want to find out more about Fashion for Good? Watch this video to see how our focus on innovation, collaboration, and community can reimagine the fashion industry. It gives a snapshot of who we are, what we want to achieve and how we aim to achieve it.

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    Meet the startups from our early-stage accelerator program

    You are invited to meet the innovators, brands and impact investors and discuss how to make fashion a force for good on the 17th of May from 18:00 - 21:00 at Rokin 102, 1012 KZ Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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    C&A calls upon fashion industry to join the journey towards circular fashion

    C&A collaborated with Fashion for Good to develop the first Cradle to Cradle Certified™ GOLD fashion garment and plans to further intensify the collaboration going forward.

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    Innovation, collaboration and community shine at Fashion for Good's launch

    Fashion for Good began its life on March 30th on a sunny afternoon in Amsterdam. Representatives from major brands, key initiatives and dynamic startups across the fashion and sustainability sectors came together at our HQ at 102 Rokin to learn about our philosophy and play their part.

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    First start-ups to join accelerator programme

    Fashion for Good, Plug and Play and Kering have revealed the sustainable textile start-ups awarded a place in the ‘Plug and Play – Fashion for Good’ accelerator to support the scale-up of their innovations.

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    What are the most promising new innovations?

    Fashion for Good aims to make all fashion good. Innovation is key to achieving that goal.

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    Fashion for Good brings the Good to Fashion.

    Fashion for Good is making an industry-wide call for collaboration to transform the apparel industry at a gathering of innovators, fashion and sustainability thought leaders today in Amsterdam.

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    Startups key to change in the fashion industry?

    Interview with Saeed Amidi, CEO of Plug and Play, describing how startups have the potential to accelerate the transformation of the fashion industry.

    2022
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    Increased investment key to accelerating Europe’s textile recycling

    As fibre-to-fibre textile recycling commitments increase across Europe, as well as the amount of textile waste collected, the infrastructure required to drive the move towards circular systems requires significant investment to scale.

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    Travel Through 50 Years of a Pair of Levi 501’s in Latest Buy Better, Wear Longer Initiative

    Levi’s launched the next iteration of its “Buy Better, Wear Longer” campaign. The project is built on the brand’s long-term commitment to prolonging the lifespan of its products.

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    BioMaterials: resource of sustainable fashion

    With an average growth between 15% and 20%, the circular fashion industry could reach 75 billion dollars in 2025. As a result, the EU funded the AllThing.BioPRO project to help consumers make more informed choices in bioeconomy.[ITALIAN ARTICLE]

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    With its soluble sewing thread, Resortecs facilitates the management of unsold garments

    For a long time, the fashion industry has been caught up by its excesses such as overproduction. It is with the aim of giving new life to fabrics that the start-up developed two innovations, which, when combined, allow clothes to be easily “unsewn” and thus facilitate fabric recovery. [FRENCH ARTICLE]

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    Study Explores India’s Potential to Lead Circular Textile Sorting

    India has the potential to secure a role as the leading circular textile sourcing region, according to a new first-of-its-kind study that claims to be the most comprehensive analysis of the Indian textile waste landscape.

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    Georgia Parker: "The Elephant in the Room Continues to be Overproduction"

    A Innovation Platform Director at Fashion for Good explains that the pandemic highlighted the challenges that the sector must face when the supply chain is blocked and that, to face this, it is necessary to “implement innovative solutions”. [SPANISH ARTICLE]

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    Meet the Innovators Turning CO2 into Textiles

    Chicago-based LanzaTech made headlines last year by working with Zara and Lululemon to make garments from captured steel mill emissions. Now Rubi Laboratories from San Francisco, recently raised US$4.5 million in a successful seed funding round to develop its method of producing cellulose from CO2.

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    Circular Startup Circ Raises Thirty Million Dollars from Inditex

    Circular fashion company Circ has secured an investment of thirty million dollars, equivalent to thirty million euros. Several large corporations participated in the investment round, including the fashion group Inditex, according to a press release from Circ. [DUTCH ARTICLE]

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    The Latest Swimwear Takes Back to the 90s, Even the Thong Is Making A Comeback. But Then Made of Ocean Plastic

    Swimwear is becoming a lot more sustainable thanks to Econyl, nylon made mainly from old fishing nets. “I immediately thought it was such a good story.” [DUTCH ARTICLE]

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    Key takeaways from the Global Fashion Summit: More diversity, more collaboration

    Fashion leaders gathered in Copenhagen for the annual Global Fashion Summit. Circularity, carbon, community and pre-competitive collaboration, the four C’s of sustainability, dominated this year’s Global Fashion Summit in Copenhagen. The resounding message? Urgently needed progress is reliant on the industry working together to achieve it.

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    Fashion Brands, Ready To Accelerate Your Sustainable Transformation with Digital Traceability?

    TrusTrace, a market-leading platform for supply chain transparency and product traceability within the fashion and retail industries, has joined forces with Fashion Revolution and Fashion for Good to accelerate sustainable transformation in the fashion industry with the help of a one-stop guide.

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    Bags and Shoes Made From Mushrooms: The Future?

    Mycelium-fabrics with muschroom, offer an alternative for leather, hoping to make big fashion brands such as Stella McCartney and Adidas more sustainable. The production takes place in a nursery in the Gelderse Hedel. [DUTCH ARTICLE]

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    Fashion for Good Welcomes Asian Innovators

    Sustainability initiative Fashion for Good has announced the seven innovators to take part in this year’s Asia Innovation Programme.  Those selected – Picvisa, Gaiacel, An Herbals, Fermentech Labs, Sodhani Biotech, Vaayu and UKHI Hemp Foundation – are said to offer solutions which focus on raw materials, processing, and end-of-use.

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    Pangaia, Vivobarefoot, Ecovative to Research Mycelium in Fashion

    The collective mycelium research pairs Vivobarefoot and Pangaia with Ecovative’s team of mycologists, engineers and designers, to develop a line of fungus-based, petroleum-free foams and hides for their products. It also sees the three join the Fashion for Good Cooperative.

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    Are These the New Heroes of Fashion?

    At the heart of this growing revolution sits Fashion for Good (FFG), a global initiative that is catalysing and supporting innovators dedicated to reimagining the industry. Today it announced the eight change makers that will join its 2022 Global Innovation Programme.

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    Project to Transform Agricultural Waste into Green Fibers for Fashion Sector

    “This ambitious project explores a new source of feed stocks for the fashion industry that, if scaled, will help drive both the agriculture and textile industry towards net-zero. We see great potential for these various agriculture waste streams that would otherwise have few secondary uses. By applying innovative technologies to develop natural fibers, we can diminish the pressure on existing natural fibers and shift away from unsustainable materials and sources,” says Katrin Ley, managing director, Fashion for Good.

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    Turning Waste into Black Pigments

    Fashion for Good launched the Black Pigment Pilot project on Tuesday with partners Bestseller, Birla Cellulose, Kering and PVH Corp., in collaboration with Paradise Textiles, and innovators Graviky Labs, Living Ink and Nature Coatings. The project aims to validate and scale black pigments derived from waste feedstocks such as industrial carbon, algae and wood that could replace synthetic dyes and offer a more sustainable means of textile production with a lower carbon impact. [SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED]

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    Fashion's Race for New Materials

    “The race to develop new materials and processes is gaining momentum thanks to rapidly maturing technology and more substantial and deeper partnerships between brands and innovators who were often “slow on the action front””, said Georgia Parker, Head of Innovation at Sustainable Project Fashion for Good accelerator. This case study of Business of Fashion examines three innovations in the production of raw materials that are gaining momentum and providing opportunities for the fashion industry to reinvent the destructive materials and practices it has long relied on.

     

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    How a Kering and adidas-Led Consortium Aims to Dry Out Fashion’s Water Problem

    Global accelerator Fashion for Good has announced a new consortium, the D(R)YE Factory of the Future project, backed by Kering and adidas, among others, aimed at reducing water use in textile production. The initiative is directed at accelerating the fashion industry’s shift to dry textile processing—methods that use little to no water, produce no wastewater and reduce overall energy use.

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    Is this the Future of Fashion?

    Fashion for Good has launched the D(R)YE Factory of the Future initiative in a bid to clean up one of the most polluting processes in the industry. It is in the pre-treatment and colouration phases of textile production that the highest emissions of the fashion value chain are generated. To combat this, the new global consortium project led will bring together innovations that can transform these stages and pave the way for a seismic shift in processing techniques from wet to dry.

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    Fashion Players Team Up to Slash Textiles' Water and Carbon Footprint

    A new sustainability initiative for the fashion sector is aiming to bring together eight different companies working on innovative solutions to reduce the environmental impact of materials processing, one of the most resource-intensive stages of the fashion supply chain. Plasma and laser treatments, spray dyeing, foam dyeing and supercritical CO2 are all set to be tested in Fashion for Good’s D(R)YE Factory of the Future Project.

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    From Deodorant to Digital Fashion: Design and Innovation Go Hand in Hand

    Design is present on all levels of our society. With every design, it’s a matter for designers to stay one step ahead of us. They work now on the designs of tomorrow, seemingly requiring a crystal ball of some sort. But lacking that, an innovative mindset is crucial. Our Marketing & Communications Director, Anne-Ro Klevant Groen, discusses what design and innovation exactly mean for all the fashion industry stakeholders involved.

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    How to Save the Planet? 12 Tips Everyone Can Do

    “How can we save the planet?” This is an urgent question we must ask ourselves, not only related to the fashion industry, but also to everything else. Vogue Italy has created a small monthly guide, containing 12 tips you can do to be more sustainable. Amongst these tips is visiting the Fashion for Good Museum (via an online live tour) for the month of August. [ITALIAN]

    2021
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    PVH, Bestseller Get ‘Priority Access’ to Ecovative’s Mycelium ‘Forager Hides’

    PVH and Bestseller are first in line to trial Ecovative’s mycelium “Forager” hides in a new cooperative revealed today. Alongside the brands, Amsterdam-based nonprofit Fashion for Good (which Ecovative has been working with for the past three years) is also a strategic partner as Ecovative refines production.

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    Levi's in Pilot to Use Plant-Based Indigo

    Fashion for Good is working with Levi’s Strauss & Co. and natural dye start-up Stony Creek Colors to pilot the use of plant-based indigo at scale in the denim’s industry supply chain. Stony Creek Colors will provide their IndiGold indigo dye to select denim mills used by the two companies to run performance trials, with the aim to have Levi garments dyed with IndiGold pre-reduced dye on the market by late 2022 or early 2023. [SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED]

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    Fashion for Good Asia Builds Momentum

    The Fashion for Good Asia Programme celebrated another successful year, sharing the highlights of 2021 at their Innovation Fest this week. Continuing to drive innovation across the region, Japanese fibre and textile manufacturer Teijin Frontier was officially welcomed as a partner, establishing a footing in East Asia where the programme is gaining momentum.

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    Fashion for Good’s Latest Project Spotlights Polyester Recycling

    The writing is on the wall for polyester and its crude oil origins. Today, Amsterdam-based innovation firm Fashion for Good announced a new polyester-focused project, Full Circle Textiles Project – Polyester, borrowing from the findings in its Full Circle Textiles Project, which launched formally in September. The current project aims to validate and scale up promising technologies in polyester recycling. [SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED]

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    Fashion for Good Turns to Polyester

    Amsterdam-based Fashion for Good is launching the Full Circle Textiles Project – Polyester, with the aim of validating and securing funding for the disruptive technologies of CuRe Technology, Garbo, gr3n and PerPETual. The project brings together a consortium of stakeholders, aiming to validate and scale up promising technologies in polyester chemical recycling and encouraging financing and offtake commitments from the fashion industry.

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    Launch of Sorting For Circularity India

    India is a critical hub, not only for textile production and consumption, but also as a global post-consumer textile waste destination. It is for this reason that Fashion for Good launched the Sorting for Circularity India Projectm a collaboration which aims to drive forward the creativity and ingenuity needed to unlock the potential of circular materials within the industry. By bringing together industry players adidas, Levi Strauss, PVH Corp., Arvind, Birla Cellulose and Welspun India, the project aims to build an infrastructure towards greater circularity in the years to come.

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    Project to Build a New Textile Waste Value Chain in India

    Together with partners Adidas, Levi Strauss & Co, and PVH Corp, Fashion for Good is backing a new consortium project to understand both the pre-consumer and post-consumer textile waste streams in India, and to pilot sorting and mapping solutions. The Sorting for Circularity India Project aims to build an infrastructure towards greater circularity in the years to come.

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    The Fashion Industry Could Reduce Emissions—if It Wanted To

    It’s common practice for apparel brands to hop from factory to factory in search of cost savings. This needs to change, but this requires the necessary funding. The Apparel Impact Institute and Fashion for Good estimate that it will take a trillion dollars in global investment to decarbonize the industry. Their new report calls it an investment “opportunity,” but brands are not exactly climbing over each other to get involved.

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    Fashion's Climate Goals Have a Funding Problem

    The fashion industry cannot meet its COP26 climate commitments, nor can brands meet their individual goals to decarbonise, if they don’t address the major lack of funding needed to overhaul the supply chain, experts say. There’s a significant funding gap in fashion’s sustainability commitments, made clear in a new report estimating a $1 trillion deficit in reaching decarbonisation goals. We unpack where, why and how to fix it. [MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED]

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    Seaweed-Based Sway Against Single-Use Plastic Packaging

    Annually, we use about about 500 billion plastic bags to store, transport, and protect garments, footwear and accessories. Less than 15% of polybags in circulation are collected for recycling, according to Fashion for Good. However, if the startup Sway has its way, more thin film packaging like polybags, retail bags, and wrappers will be compostable and even carbon negative. The packaging company makes seaweed-based, home-compostable replacements for plastic packaging, which even come in bright, cheerful colours.

     

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    GORE-TEX as Official Partner of Fashion for Good

    The global initiative Fashion For Good has formally announced its partnership with technical textile supplier Gore Fabrics, home to the GORE-TEX brand. The cross-industry collaboration demonstrates the newly affiliate partner’s commitment to achieving its environmental goals and driving systemic change within the fashion industry. [ACCOUNT REQUIRED]

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    Gore Fabrics Joins Up with Fashion for Good

    Technical textile supplier Gore Fabrics, which owns the GORE-TEX brand, has officially joined the Fashion for Good initiative. The newly affiliate partner said that it looked forward to the cross-industry collaboration through this partnership, demonstrating that they want to accelerate their sustainability efforts. Gore Fabrics officially partnered with Fashion for Good in early 2020 and is already participating in the recently announced Renewable Carbon Textiles Project, together with other partners from Fashion for Good. [SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED]

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    Campaign photo of GROW: the future of fashion exposition at the Fashion for Good Museum, Amsterdam

    How You Can Have an Impact as a Consumer on the Fashion Industry

    The thought that sustainable fashion is not trendy is long gone. The Fashion for Good Museum demonstrates that ‘good’, trendy fashion is possible in their newest exposition “GROW: the future of fashion”. Commissioned by the museum, the exhibition displays innovative clothing designs made from banana plant fibers, orange silk, and leather from cork powder and coconuts. [DUTCH ARTICLE, SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED]

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    Where Sustainability Meets Design

    Ever wonder how fashion could look good, but also be good for both people and the planet? The new exhibition “GROW: the future of fashion” at the Fashion for Good Museum tackles this exact issue. Commissioned by the museum, four young Dutch design talent and two established designers, Karim Adduchi and Iris van Herpen, transformed brand new, sustainable materials into unique fashion statements.

     

     

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    Sustainable Fashion: Mycelium Leather, A Wood Pulp Dress, and Banana Fibres

    It is clear to everyone involved that the current state of the apparel industry has detrimental impacts on our environment. A handful of brands and tech or bio-startups have been focusing on better solutions, but collaboration was lacking within the industry. However, ‘bridge builder’ Fashion for Good aims to put all these heads together. Its current exposition “GROW: the future of fashion”, demonstrates this by connecting young Dutch design talent with textile innovators and displaying the results in their Museum. [DUTCH ARTICLE, SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED].

     

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    Sustainability Scanner: Making Fashion Good Again

    Amsterdam-based fashion and textile innovation platform Fashion For Good’s funding initiative to aid sustainable manufacturing, the Good Fashion Fund (GFF) has signed its first deal with Pratibha Syntex Limited (PSL). The Indian textile and apparel manufacturer receives a $4.5 million long-term loan as part of the deal. Initiated in 2019, GFF provides long-term funding to the textile and apparel industry in Asia to achieve the Five Goods — Good Energy, Good Water, Good Materials, Good Lives, and Good Economy.

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    Good Fashion Fund To Assist Pratibha Syntex To Go Sustainable

    Pratibha Syntex Limited, an Indian manufacturer, has struck an agreement with the Good Fashion Fund, a fund established by Fashion for Good to promote sustainable manufacturing practices. Pratibha Syntex’s anticipated capital expenditures for updating machinery and expanding sustainable equipment in several divisions will be supported by the $4.5 million long-term loans. The $4.5 million investment will be used to replace gear in the spinning, processing, and garmenting divisions, as well as to purchase new equipment to expand their operations and facilities.

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    Fashion for Good Celebrates The Success Of The Viscose Traceability Pilot Project

    On World Rainforest Day, Fashion for Good celebrates the success of the Viscose Traceability Pilot Project, a consortium to trace sustainable viscose in clothing using the company’s blockchain tracing solution. TextileGenesis innovator. With around 30% viscose coming from threatened forests, the validation of TextileGenesis’ solution is an important step towards transparency in the value chain and ensuring that the fibers come from renewable sources.

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    From Textile Waste To Sound Insulation – The Acoustic Felt Made From Recycled Polyester

    Hope still exists. Concerted efforts to remedy the reliance on plastic fibers has already begun, with the most recent launch of innovation consortiums like The Renewable Carbon Textiles Project in June with Fashion for Good, funded by the Laudes Foundation. In collaboration with global players including PVH Corp, the group are committed to developing replacements for fossil fuel-based fibers. By experimenting with PHA polymers, which provide a bio-based, marine and soil compostable alternative to materials like polyester, the project is pioneering viable alternatives.

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    GFA Figures Highlight Bangladesh Recycling Potential

    Intrinsic to this is building robust recycling infrastructure within the country, which is the target of the Circular Fashion Partnership – an initiative the GFA launched late last year alongside Reverse Resources and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).

    The claim comes as the project today welcomes its latest cohort of signatory brands, manufacturers, recyclers and organisations, including Primark, Gymshark, Benetton, Evrnu, Natural Fiber Welding and Fashion for Good.

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    Consortium Plans PHA Fibres For Fashion

    Amsterdam-based Fashion for Good is launching the Renewable Carbon Textiles Project, bringing together a powerful consortium to accelerate the development of polyhydroxyalkanoates or PHA polymer fibres – a promising biosynthetic alternative to fossil based fibres with the potential to reduce carbon emissions in the fashion supply chain.

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    Sustainable Materials Are A Vision Of Fashion’s Future

    The conglomerate has also partnered with the Amsterdam-based incubator Fashion for Good to help identify and grow start-ups working at the intersection of fashion and sustainability. Daveu points to Balenciaga’s October 2020 catwalk collection, comprised of 90 per cent recycled, upcycled or certified-sustainable materials, as an example of the changes brought about by these investments.

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    Sustainable Fashion: Fashion for Good And The Biomaterials Project

    If you have ever wondered what biomaterials are, a trip to plan as soon as possible in this post-pandemic summer is in Amsterdam, where the Fashion for Good Museum has inaugurated a new exhibition dedicated to sustainable innovation in the field of materials, which sees protagonists fabrics from fruit peel , “skin” grown thanks to special fungi, spider silk, dyes produced by bacteria and algae.

     

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    Brands Back Bid To Boost Textile Recycling Premium Article

    The Fashion for Good initiative is bringing together industry leaders – including Adidas, Bestseller, Zalando and Zara owners Inditex – in a new initiative aimed at increasing the recycling of waste textiles.

    The Sorting for Circularity Project will use innovative near infrared (NIR) technology to analyse textile waste more accurately, while also mapping the capabilities of textile recyclers.

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    The Path To Scaling Reusable Packaging In E-commerce

    To highlight the positive impact reusable packaging could generate, Fashion for Good, in partnership with Utrecht University and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, have collaboratively authored a white paper, “The Rise of Reusable Packaging: Understanding the Impact and Mapping a Path to Scale”, presenting an overview of reusable packaging in the fashion industry and providing the industry with key considerations for wide scale adoption.

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    Innovating Sustainably in South Asia with Fashion for Good

    Katrin Ley, managing director of Fashion for Good, on fashion and textile innovations in South Asia and why the Indian region matters

    It has been a little over a year since Fashion for Good, the Amsterdam based platform for fashion and textile innovation, launched its South Asia Innovation Programme. Yesterday, April 13, the organisation announced its third batch of graduates from the region—a cohort of 10 innovators including three from India.

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    Fashion for Good South Asia Announces 3rd Batch of Innovators

    Fashion for Good, the global platform for innovation, has selected ten new innovators to participate in the third batch of its South Asia Innovation Programme. The batch includes innovators from 8 countries adding Singapore and Indonesia to the roster. 3 out of 10 innovators are from India, who are making a global footprint with their sustainable approach.

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    The Future of Fashion Materials

    The Dutch Fashion for Good Museum developed an in-house exhibition called GROW which shows biomaterials which might just be the future of fashion materials.

    With the GROW exhibition, visitors are shown conventional biomaterials, like ecological (lab-grown) cotton, flax and hemp, but also innovative materials like fabric made of citrus peels, mushroom leather, spider silkand dye made with bacteria and algae.

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    Levi Strauss & Co. Joins Fashion for Good

    Levi Strauss & Co. has long been an innovator in sustainable design and production practices. Many of the programs we talk about most often – Water<Less®, Screened Chemistry, cottonized hemp – came from within. It’s a record of scaling internal innovations that we’re quite proud of.

    But we also know that we can’t work alone if we’re going to do our part to deliver solutions on an industry-wide scale or reach the ambitious goals we’ve set for ourselves. There are networks we need to tap into, innovations we can benefit from, and solutions we can help to scale. And that is precisely why we have joined Fashion for Good.

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    The Race for Fashion’s Leather Alternatives Heats Up

    Ecovative wants to become the first to offer a plant-based leather alternative that’s ready to scale, and could up the ante in fashion’s race for leather replacements that are both more sustainable and higher quality, with a more attractive look and feel, than plastic-based vegan materials.

    “Oftentimes with these different materials, you get a proof of concept that comes out and it takes time for these materials to then scale,” says Georgia Parker, innovation manager at Fashion for Good.

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    Fashion for Good Chooses New Innovators

    Wasting no time, Fashion for Good has gotten the 14 start-ups recently selected for its accelerator program get started.

    The latest roster was selected from among 22 entrepreneurial companies during Fashion for Good’s virtual selection day. The chosen start-ups are offering solutions for raw materials, processing, end-of-use, digital acceleration, plastics and impact tracking, among other topics. As participants, they are receiving mentoring, guidance and industry expertise to help scale up their technological businesses.

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    Building the Business Case for Circular Business Models Part 2: Rental

    Both one-off rentals and rental subscriptions can be profitable circular business models in fashion, based on the 2019 analysis by Accenture and Fashion for Good, ‘The Future of Circular Fashion’. The economic analyses presented in the report are encouraging but we must note that the assessment was done at garment level, and does not fully take into account investments needed to operate and build these models to scale.

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    Katrin Ley of Fashion for Good Tells Us How They are Making All Fashion Good

    Katrin Ley: For many years, I worked in the apparel and footwear industry, both on the strategy consulting side and the corporate side. And for the last couple of years, I was in the world of impact investing, investing in early-stage startups with circular ambitions.

    The path that led me to Fashion for Good wasn’t that clear cut, and the career choices I made didn’t seem to connect for a while. I became more and more aware of the problems and challenges that face the fashion industry — the need for change as well as the potential solutions and innovations that exist.

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    Mountains Of Unsaleable Clothing Due to Lockdown Show That the Fashion Industry Can Be Much More Sustainable

    “Online sales at retailers may have increased enormously, but many entrepreneurs say it is nowhere near what they would sell in their stores”, says Anne-Ro Klevant Groen, marketing and communication manager at Fashion for Good, a organization that focuses on innovation in the fashion industry. “There is still a large stock.”

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    The Single-Use Plastic Overhaul Is Coming For Fashion

    The polybag, the clear plastic film used to store and transport clothes before reaching store, is one of fashion’s most ubiquitous packaging products: approximately 180 billion are produced each year and less than 15 per cent of those in circulation are collected for recycling. At the end of 2019, Fashion for Good, an Amsterdam sustainable fashion accelerator launched a circular polybag pilot programme with support from Adidas, Kering and PVH among others that tested Spanish technical recycling company Cadel Deinking’s polybags, which de-inks and removes adhesives from consumer plastic waste, allowing it to be recycled into new polybags for a circular alternative.

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    The Search for Fashion Supply Chain Transparency

    In 2019, Zalando partnered with platform for sustainable innovation Fashion for Good on its “Organic Cotton Traceability Pilot”, which combines on-product authentication markers and blockchain technology to track organic cotton from farm to consumer. In December 2020, the German etailer started supporting Fashion for Good’s newest project, the Viscose Traceability Project, which uses blockchain technology to trace viscose. It also supports the Open Apparel Registry (an open-source map and database of global apparel facilities) to map garment facilities worldwide and allocate a unique ID to each facility.

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    How to Make Technology a Tool for Connection

    For instance, Local Projects designed tech-enabled bracelets for Amsterdam-based Fashion for Good, a museum, store and think tank to educate on and combat climate change. The bracelets were made from plastic dredged from the city’s canals, and visitors could use them to make pledges about behavioural changes throughout the museum.

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    Cotton Grown in ‘Resource-Efficient’ Pilot Will Make Calvin Klein Fashion

    Sourcing sustainable cotton—whether it’s regeneratively grown, recycled or organic—has become a common goal for fashion companies looking to prove an eco-minded ethos. Fashion for Good, a sustainability-focused organization whose partners include Adidas, Target and Chanel, is looking to investigate a new way to address some of the environmental issues associated with growing cotton, namely water and pesticide usage.

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    Consortium Around Fashion for Good Starts Pilot Project for More Efficient Cotton Construction

    Fashion for Good is today launching a two-year pilot project that will experiment with more efficient technologies for growing cotton. The organization works together with fashion conglomerates Kering and PVH Corp, as well as textile producer Arvind Limited, it reports in a press release.

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    The Impact of COVID-19 on Sustainable Fashion Innovation

    Even before the COVID-19 crisis, the fashion industry had begun to make changes, many of which have been accelerated by the crisis. Innovation, particularly in challenging times, has proven its relevance time and again to reinvigorate business as usual to achieve organisational objectives, and brands, manufacturers and retailers that are looking to innovation at this time, are better prepared to emerge stronger from the crisis.

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    Will Clothing In The Shops - After The Lockdown - Be Out Of Fashion?

    Anne-Ro Klevant Groen, who works at Fashion for Good, an international innovation platform that strives for “circular fashion”:
    “Many retailers now have a surplus of stock due to COVID-19, many stores are closed and clothing cannot be sold. However, online sales have skyrocketed at many retailers, but in general sales have gone down and unsold or not shipped clothing is a problem for many clothing brands. The solutions for this are, for example: selling in a later season, adjusting clothes and selling, reselling, renting out, recycling or ‘downcycling’.

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    The Hidden Obstacle to Circular Fashion: Chemicals

    Fashion for Good, which launched an industry coalition last September to advance and promote textile recycling, said that can impair the economics of recycling — particularly when clothes contain chemicals that were once commonplace in fashion, but are now banned out of concern for health or environmental impacts — and managing director Katrin Ley says that’s another reason to eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals in new clothing.

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    Best of 2020: Sustainable reads

    In the ‘New Cotton Project’, a consortium of brands, manufacturers, suppliers, innovators and research institutes will have to prove that circular, sustainable fashion “is not only an ambition, but can also be realized today”. The twelve participating fashion companies and brands include Adidas and the H&M Group, the Finnish biotechnology group Infinited Fiber Company, Aalto University, Fashion for Good, Frankenhuis, Inovafil, Kipas Textiles, REvolve Waste, Rise, Tekstina and Xamk.

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    These party looks emerged from sustainability fans this year

    #LookWhatIFoundInMyCloset! Earlier this month, Fashion for Good and ELLE made a joint plea: this Christmas, dive into your own closet, instead of the web shops, to find the perfect party look. Under the heading #LookWhatIFoundInMyCloset, we shared styling hacks that help you make old items feel like new again. And on Instagram Reels, like-minded people (sustainability supporters and experts) already shared which pearls they showed up from their wardrobe to wear in the coming holidays. Missed? We are not the worst; we also just share which outfits they presented here. Be inspired and take this sustainable mojo with you into the new year.

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    Bio doesn't always mean better, need to validate sustainability claims

    Bio-materials, however, remain an ill-defined category, with words such as bio-fabricated, bio-synthetic or bio-based used in relation to innovations in this space. Fashion for Good, a global platform for sustainable fashion innovations, teamed up with Biofabricate, a platform for bio-material innovators and brands, to conduct interviews of more than 30 global material innovators and consumer brands, and has compiled the learnings to help the fashion industry understand these various terms and innovations.

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    Fashion for Good celebrates success in South Asia

    Dutch sustainability initiative Fashion for Good (FFG) has reported that its South Asia Innovation Programme has enjoyed a fruitful first year, with nine of its promising start-ups becoming graduates of the scheme.

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    Blockchain’s potential tested in new viscose project

    Dutch sustainability initiative Fashion for Good has kick-started a Viscose Traceability Project which assesses blockchain technology’s performance in tracing the cellulosic fibre throughout the textile supply chain.

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    Why big brands are investing in sustainability start-ups

    When Fashion for Good first launched four years ago, it started with a handful of brands and retailers as its corporate partners. Now, it counts manufacturers among its collaborators too. “We realised how important it was to get those upstream suppliers at the same table,” said Brittany Burns, director of strategy and development at Fashion for Good. “We felt like it was really important to create these opportunities for a cross-pollination of ideas, but [also] co-development across the industry.”

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    H&M and adidas join industry consortium partners delivering a blueprint for circular fashion

    Industry giants Adidas and H&M are partners on this project and will work together to facilitate “the scale and volume needed to properly test this (technology),” said Infinited Fiber’s CEO Petri Alava during a recent video call. Representing Fashion for Good, who are facilitating stakeholder collaboration during the project, was Kathleen Rademan: “What we (at Fashion for Good) have noticed is, in order to get something like chemical recycling off the ground, more than one brand is needed.”

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    Back to the future: the role of technology in solving major challenges

    In  Robert Zemeckis’ film Back to the Future , the main characters navigate between the past and the future in a long process of discovery and transformation. Throughout these trips, Marty (one of the protagonists) has as main mission to repair the damage created by him in history. Although fiction and reality intersect more than we think, we still do not have the ability to travel through time or repair the damage that we have been creating throughout history. We know today that the great environmental or, in general, society challenges result from human intervention (global warming, social inequality, etc.). We also know that reversing these damages is particularly difficult because, unlike the characters in the film, we cannot change the past. We can, however, change the future and the consequences of our actions.

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    More job cuts: The cost of circular fashion

    Circularity has become a priority for fashion, but labour experts are concerned that without deliberate planning, the industry’s efforts on the environment could cost millions of workers their jobs. They also worry that in cases where new jobs are created, they won’t offer paths to better livelihoods that the United Nations and others have called for employers globally to provide.

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    New report examines circularity potential in India

    AMSTERDAM/MUMBAI – The Fashion for Good initiative has teamed up with the Circular Apparel Innovation Factory to draw up a report on the potential for circularity in the fashion and textiles industry in India. Entitled ‘State of Circular Innovations in the Indian Fashion and Textile Industries’, it aims to give a comprehensive overview of the sustainability opportunities and challenges across the Indian supply chain. Pointing out that India is both a global leader in manufacturing and also one of the largest consumer markets for fashion, it says the ongoing search for circular innovations is critical in terms of minimising environmental impact.

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    Zalando launches circularity pilot

    Customers increasingly want to know more about the products they buy. They want transparent information and advice on how to care for their clothes to prolong their life. Currently only one percent of clothing is recycled into new materials, garments of today largely become the waste of tomorrow.

    To learn how we can tackle this problem at scale and use technology to enable our customers to close the loop, Zalando has teamed up with sustainable fashion innovation platform, Fashion for Good, and Berlin based startup, circular.fashion, to develop the “redeZIGN for Circularity” capsule collection, which is now available to customers in all 17 Zalando markets. The capsule collection consists of five pieces and is produced by Zalando’s sustainability flagship label ZIGN. The collection offers customers the opportunity to learn more about the origin of products and how to extend the product’s life, bringing Zalando closer to its goal of applying the principles of circularity and extending the life of at least 50 million items by 2023 as stated in its do.MORE strategy.

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    Fashion for Good project champions chemical recycling tech

    Sustainability initiative Fashion for Good (FFG) has initiated a new project which, with the support of a consortium of brands, manufacturers and industry organisations, will vie to scale promising chemical recycling solutions in cellulosic textile production. The Full Circle Textiles Project: Scaling Innovations in Cellulosic Recycling project brings together Kering, PVH Corp., Target, Birla Cellulose, the Laudes Foundation and Canopy, and creates an incubated environment in which the technologies of Infinited Fiber Company, Re:newcell, Tyton Biosciences, Evrnu and Phoenxt will be trialled in the manufacture of garments, with scope to scale such solutions.

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    NGOs unite to hasten sustainability in apparel industry

    To accelerate sustainable transformation of the apparel and accessory industry, several leading subject matter experts have united as the Fashion Conveners. Spurred by the vulnerabilities the global pandemic brought forward, the group recognises the urgency to hasten transformational changes needed to reduce environmental and social impacts across fashion.

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    Why isn't sustainable fashion more affordable?

    Sustainable fashion doesn’t have to cost a fortune, though, if there is enough demand out there. “There’s a perception that sustainable fashion is expensive – this isn’t necessarily the case,” says Brittany Burns, director of strategy and corporate development at non-profit Fashion For Good. “As [new] innovations become more mainstream, [this] drives the prices down. There’s a shift that has to happen.”

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    Fashion Industry Explores a Revolutionary Solution to Clean Wastewater

    In order to look for new solutions and reduce the environmental impact of the wastewater treatment, Fashion for Good, a global initiative that is here to make all fashion good, in partnership with Arvind Limited, BESTSELLER, C&A and PVH Corp., provided business support, development funding and expertise to a pilot project, that involves the adoption of a new and improved wastewater treatment system to assess the feasibility of the solution. The game-changing wastewater treatment system developed by Scaling Programme start-up SeaChange Technologies was evaluated at the Treatment Plant of Arvind Limited near Gujarat, India. The SeaChange system was implemented over a period of three months to test the feasibility of wide-scale implementation of the system.

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    Clean wastewater pilot shows scaling-up potential

    A pilot project to access the feasibility of a new wastewater treatment system at scale is said to have provided encouraging results for future implementation of the technology in the apparel supply chain. Conducted by global sustainable fashion innovation platform Fashion for Good- with support from Arvind Ltd, Bestseller, C&A and PVH Corp- the pilot if part of a wider bid to seek cost-effective solutions for sustainable wastewater treatment. It assessed a new system developed by start-up SeaChange Technologies, which is a participant in Fashion for Good’s Scaling Programme.

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    Fashion for Good welcomes 9 innovators for South Asia

    Fashion for Good’s South Asia Innovation Programme has welcomed 9 start-up innovators into second batch of its Regional Programme. Focusing on innovations in raw materials, wet processing, packaging, end-of-use & digital acceleration, the new selection of innovators bring solutions into the Programme crucial to manufacturing and supply chains in South Asia. The second batch joins Fashion for Good’s global selection of start-ups driving the industry’s transformation towards a more sustainable, circular system.

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    The Good Fashion Fund is redesigning a dirty industry

    Rabobank invests in the Good Fashion Fund, which provides loans for sustainable technologies to clothing manufacturers in India, Vietnam and Bangladesh. The objective? Systematic change. The loan from Rabobank (which equates to a value of 6.2 million USD) is a welcome addition to the fund. “We’re delighted,” adds fund director Bob Assenberg. “Rabobank is a leading, innovative commercial bank that focuses on sustainable financing, making it an ideal addition to the two other investors who have a relationship with the fashion industry.

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    India manufacturers see coronavirus as catalyst for good

    In a webinar hosted by Fashion for Good, the global sustainable fashion innovation platform last week the panellists discussed how the global textile and apparel industry is beginning to look post-Covid and how it might emerge from the crisis. Sustainability, innovation and digitalisation are all seen as key to helping the Indian textile and clothing industry build back better from the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly with a focus on digital innovation. The South Asian manufacturing hub could also benefit from its indigenous environmentally friendly processes and models of textile production.

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    Questioning the sacrosanct, the new motto of fashion

    In a recently conducted webinar conducted by Sujata Assomull, Founding Editor In Chief of Harper’s Bazaar, India, stake holders in the industry came together to map out the road ahead. On the panel was Dipali Goenka (CEO & Jt. MD, Welspun India Ltd), Punit Lalbhai (Executive Director, Arvind Limited) and Katrin Ley, Managing Director, Fashion For Good, who discussed the current scenario as an opportunity to inspire the industry to walk towards better productivity in fashion.

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    Sustainable bank invests in Good Fashion Fund

    Sustainable banking company Rabobank has agreed to invest in the Good Fashion Fund which aims to provide capital for sustainable solutions in fashion industry supply chains. The fund invests in the adoption of high impact and disruptive technologies and circular innovations in the textile and apparel production industry, particularly in India, Bangladesh and Vietnam.

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    Good Fashion Fund welcomes Rabobank

    Fashion for Good, the global platform for innovation, has received a funding from Rabobank. With a target size of $60 million, company’s current fund capital has reached around $19 million. This fund provides long term funding to apparel and textile manufacturers in India, Bangladesh and Vietnam and other Asian countries to implement impact technologies.

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    Will Fashion Ever Be Good for the World? Its Future May Depend on It.

    The Covid-19 pandemic has put financial pressure on businesses, threatening their sustainability agendas. But aligning profit and purpose, and fulfilling responsibilities to the planet and communities of people beyond shareholders may matter more than ever to their long-term success.

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    Video: Is circular fashion the ultimate answer to current fashion practices?

    Video-podcast ‘Act to make an impact’ is a series highlighting positive changes being made to the fashion industry. Titled “Is circular fashion the ultimate answer to the current failing fashion system?”, this edition is the 4th in the series. This podcast was recorded at Fashion for Good earlier this year.

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    Development and financing main concerns of fashion start-ups

    The findings are a result of a survey conducted by Dutch sustainability initiative Fashion for Good which was shared with 105 innovators in its programmes to gauge the impact of the crisis on sustainable fashion startups and what support they need moving forward.

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    Exploring Sustainability in Fashion

    Any big discussion about sustainable fashion must include the impact being made by Fashion for Good. Headquartered in Amsterdam, it runs accelerator programmes for early stage companies and scaleups reshaping the industry and – since 2018 – it has been home to an amazing interactive museum where visitors can experience the future of fashion. FFG is also at the heart of a growing communication ecosystem dedicated to inspiring actions that can fast-track the transition. And next week it is hosting an online event: Unpacking the Shifting Role of Sustainability in Fashion

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    Peter C. Leferink: “What we used to call ‘fashion’ is worn out, beaten down and broken.”

    7 experts share their thoughts on what steps they would like to see the fashion industry take now and post-coronavirus.

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    Pandemic May Have Varying Degrees of Impact on Sustainable Fashion Startups

    Though the COVID-19 pandemic may bring a period that stalls innovation as businesses and the supply chain strive to restore themselves, Fashion for Good managing director Katrin Ley says innovation is essential to “reinvigorate business” and “emerge stronger” from this critical period.

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    23 Sustainability Efforts of the Fashion Industry in March 2020

    London-based commercial recycling company First Mile has partnered with sustainable fashion innovation platform Fashion for Good to tackle plastic polybag waste in the fashion industry with a new London-based pilot scheme.

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    Podcast: Are Polybags Still in Fashion?

    Ashley Holding, innovation manager at Fashion for Good and Adam Gendell, associate director of GreenBlue’s flagship project, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, discuss findings from their joint whitepaper.

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    Fashion for Good Hosts First Virtual Selection Day

    Due to current circumstances surrounding Covid-19 pandemic, Fashion for Good held its first virtual Selection Day, hosting international audience of corporate partners and innovators through an online webinar.

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    Startups Changing the Face of Fashion

    Thirteen international startups reshaping the fashion industry have been selected for the internationally-renowned Fashion for Good accelerator. For the first time, due to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, the seventh batch were picked via a virtual selection day.

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    Trending in Fashion: what’s outside also counts

    Meanwhile, Fashion for Good is on a mission to produce a closed-loop solution for the ubiquitous polybags inherent in fashion retail and e-commerce. Through its Circular Polybag Pilot, launched in December, the collective aims to minimize the use and impacts of the roughly 180 billion virgin polybags produced to store, transport and protect garments, footwear and accessories each year.

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    Fashion for Good Taking Sustainable Ideas Mainstream

    By connecting investors with large-scale manufacturers, Fashion for Good is working on making the industry greener.

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    Fashion for Good Courts Nine South Asia Innovators In new Program

    Fashion for Good kicked off its South Asia innovation program last week, selecting nine innovators “at the cutting-edge” of fashion’s circular transformation.

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    Podcast: The price of sustainability – $300bn

    Katrin Ley from Fashion for Good and Catharina Martinez-Pardo from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the authors of a new report on what it will cost to meet the industry’s sustainability goals, join Mike Schragger from the Sustainable Fashion Academy.

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    Interview with Rogier Van Mazijk & Catharina Martinez Pardo

    Innovations emerging in the fashion industry in response to sustainability pressures present unprecedented investment opportunities, which Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Fashion for Good estimate at $20 billion to $30 billion annually, according to their new report. In conversation with Richa Bansal, Fashion for Good’s Finance Director Rogier Van Mazijk and BCG Principal Catharina Martinez Pardo throw light on the findings.

     

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    Pilot Project to Tackle Plastic Polybag Waste in Fashion Industry

    Recycling company First Mile has partnered with global sustainable fashion innovation platform Fashion for Good on a new pilot scheme that aims to tackle the issue of plastic polybag waste in the fashion industry.

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    Fashion for Good Expands Polybag Recycling Work

    Global sustainability initiative Fashion For Good (FFG) has partnered with UK recycler First Mile to streamline plastic polybag recycling efforts in London, as it expands the outlook of its Plastics Packaging Project.

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    Just a Mere $20B to $30B a Year to Transform the Industry, According to Report

    It’s going to cost $20 billion to $30 billion a year to live out the fashion industry’s sustainability promises. That’s the amount needed to be deployed per year toward the development and scaling of disruptive innovations and business models in the fashion industry in order to see a significant “step change” by 2030, according to a report from Boston Consulting Group and Fashion for Good.

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    6 ways to drive funding to transform the fashion industry

    In 2020, sustainability is at the top of the fashion industry’s agenda. The industry’s environmental and social impacts are well documented. Under growing consumer and regulatory pressures, industry leaders are recognising the urgent need to move towards responsible practices. The question now is how the industry will transform to achieve a sustainable operating model.

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    How Circular.fashion is helping the fashion industry become circular in innovative ways

    In conversation with co-founder of Circular Fashion: Ina Budde
    Circular.fashion may be at the forefront of the road to circularity, but who does Budde look up to. Who or what inspires her during her work? Fashion for Good comes up, mainly because it brings together large and impactful companies and innovators in a place that is not about competition. “We look up to all these initiatives Together, after all, the best and biggest impact can be made and development can be accelerated.

     

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    Fashion for Good launches pilot to make circular polybag

    Fashion for Good in partnership with Adidas, C&A, Kering, Otto Group, PVH Corp, and Cadel Deinking, has launched a new pilot project—The Circular Polybag Pilot, which will explore a solution to reduce use and impact of virgin polybags in fashion industry. The pilot is a first in apparel industry to trial a truly circular solution for polybags.

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    Fashion for Good lance un project pilote pour produire un emballage circulaire

    L’initiative Fashion for Good lance un nouveau projet pilote, le Circular Polybag Pilot qui explorera une solution qui vise à réduire l’utilisation et l’impact des emballages polybags vierges dans l’industrie de la mode. Orchestré par Fashion for Good en partenariat avec adidas, C&A, Kering, Otto Group et PVH Corp., avec Cadel Deinking, un innovateur du programme Fashion for Good Accelerator, le pilote est une première dans l’industrie du vêtement à tester une solution véritablement circulaire pour les polybags.

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    Fashion for Good successfully traces organic cotton

    An Organic Cotton Traceability pilot has successfully combined on-product markers and blockchain technology to track organic cotton from farm to consumer, a first in apparel industry. The pilot is a collaboration between Fashion for Good, C&A Foundation & Organic Cotton Accelerator, supported by C&A, Kering, PVH Corp, Zalando and Bext360 as technical partner.

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    Fashion disruptors can reshape sector

    The Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator Programme is helping to facilitate a sustainable revolution across the industry. In nurturing and advancing a conveyor belt of startups driven by a passion to deliver a clean future for fashion, it is fast tracking transformations that are good news for people and planet.

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    Hong Kong Fashion Summit 2019: Sustainable fashion on the rise in Asia

    Global sustainability initiative Fashion for Good appeared at the Hong Kong Fashion summit yesterday to showcase a new investment fund dedicated to driving sustainable fashion in Asia.

    The team at Fashion for Good have launched the “Good Fashion Fund” to initiate systemic change in the apparel and footwear supply chain, through investing in innovative technologies focused in India, Bangladesh and Vietnam. Fashion for Good, based in Amsterdam, is partnering with corporate fashion leaders at the C&A Foundations, impact investment firm FOUNT and Hong Kong-based The Mills Fabrica to début the fund. Aiming to disrupt the manufacturing culture in south-east Asia, the fund was revealed at the Hong Kong Fashion Summit 2019.

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    Good Fashion Fund launched

    A new funding platform initiated by Fashion for Good (FFG) has launched today that will focus on mobilising budding innovations within the textiles industry by providing the crucial capital needed to scale up such solutions.

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    Sustainable Fashion Ecosystem in India Gets a Boost as Fashion for Good Launches its Asia Programme

    Innovative startups from India with disruptive sustainability solutions applicable to the fashion supply chain will now have the opportunity to be part of a Asia innovation programme launched by Fashion for Good, supported by Intellecap.

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    Around and around on circularity

    I’m just back from two weeks in Europe, where the conversation about circularity is going on in earnest. Not surprisingly, the conversation has hot spots, such as the Netherlands, where the national government has stated a goal of achieving a circular economy by 2050 (and a 50 percent reduction in the use of materials, fossil fuels and metals by 2030).

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    Fashion For Good Extends Reach in South Asia With Callout to Innovative Start-ups

    To improve the carbon footprint of the fashion industry, the group wants a greater presence in dominant countries for fashion manufacturing. Disruptors Welcome: The sustainability-minded Fashion for Good is expanding to South Asia with the launch of a regional innovation program.

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    Are you a fashion disruptor in Asia?

    Fashion For Good is launching a South Asia Innovation Programme to help sustainable fashion startups in the region reach their full potential. Amsterdam-based FFG is transforming the industry globally, with the support of the C&A Foundation, and a host of corporate partners, including C&A, adidas, Kering and PVH Corp.

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    Lancering Dutch Circular Textile Valley: op naar een circulaire modebranche

    Met de onthulling van een circulair T-shirt is de lancering van Dutch Circular Textile Valley – door de organisatie nu al liefkozend DCTV genoemd – een feit. De DCTV is in het leven geroepen om de transitie naar een circulair kleding- en textielsysteem te versnellen. Het shirt met daarop een circulair logo werd in ontvangst genomen door experts van Fashion for Good, Circle Economy, ABN Amro, MVO Nederland, Het Groene Brein en Modint. Samen vormen zij het versnellingsteam achter het nieuwe initiatief DCTV.

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    New report makes business case for circular fashion

    A new report has been published by Fashion for Good and Accenture Strategy, exploring the financial viability of circular business models in the fashion industry.

     

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    Circular fashion: a model for success

    The fashion industry can profit from moving to circular business models. That’s the clear message from a new report jointly penned by Fashion for Good and Accenture Strategy.

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    Arvind joins Fashion for Good

    Textile manufacturer Arvind Limited is the latest company to join the global sustainability initiative Fashion for Good. With Arvind, a global leader in apparel manufacturing and trailblazer in advanced materials, the Fashion for Good Innovation Platform gains a well-experienced partner “committed to testing and implementing sustainable innovations” according to a press release published today.

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    5 Minutes With…Georgia Parker from Fashion for Good.

    We live in an age of unprecedented demand on our global resources. The fashion industry is one of the world’s largest polluter, just behind oil. Fashion for Good is a platform for sustainable fashion innovation. Its mission is to bring together the entire ecosystem to make fashion a force for good. Liz Gyekye, Deputy Editor at Bio Market Insights, catches up with Georgia Parker, innovation manager at Fashion for Good.

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    Big Closet Small Planet - With Michael Schragger

    Do you get excited when hearing about breakthrough sustainability apparel innovations – such as fibers made from fruit waste or blockchain technology being used to track and trace the origin and content of your clothing? Do you sometimes wonder if these breakthroughs are too good to be true? Greg Stillman and Rogier van Mazijk work with visionary entrepreneurs and impact investors every day.

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    Circle Economy, Fashion for Good partner for circular shift

    A strategic partnership has been established between industry innovation hub Fashion for Good and Switching Gear, a project set up by Circle Economy. The initiative has been started with the aim ​of accelerating re-commerce and rental business models within the apparel sector, and will collaborate with six brands to design and launch pilots of new business models by 2021.

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    Fashion For Good: five recent milestones

    To transform the fashion industry, global fashion retailer C&A together with its corporate foundation, the C&A Foundation, launched the Fashion for Good Centre in Amsterdam two years ago, with the aim of transforming the fashion industry, driving its transition to a circular economy and bringing industry players together to “reimagine how fashion is designed, made, used and reused”.

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    12 Emerging Brands Melding Style With Sustainability

    A growing number of young brands are putting sustainability at the center of their business models. As part of WWD’s special Earth Day coverage, here are 12 emerging green designers.

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    Action Speaks Louder Than Words, According to Sustainability Specialists

    Sustainability is a prevailing topic with fashion executives, but consumers need pragmatic advice — not statistics — to take action. In the ongoing battle to try to make consumers more sustainable, statistics are often the weapon of choice. But as for what will actually make shoppers change their everyday behavior and adopt more planet-saving habits, that on-the-ground strategy encompasses more varying directives.

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    Stella McCartney Is Looking For Green-Minded Collaborators To Radically Shake Things Up

    The ethical pioneer and her head of innovation, Claire Bergkamp, discuss how to turn a commitment to the planet into a stylish, profitable proposition in Vogue’s Get Your Greens series.

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    Can Recycling Fix Fashion's Landfill Problem?

    For nearly 20 years Adidas AG has pursued an environmental and technological holy grail: a sneaker that can be recycled and reused in new shoes without any waste. It’s a feat of design and engineering that has proved elusive.

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    Part 3: Creating transparency

    “For us at Supplycompass, it’s about bringing supply chains into the 21st century via vetted online marketplaces and the digitisation of design development, sourcing and production management methods. Once every player in a supply chain is working from the same platform, the interconnectivity and purchasing that happens throughout the system will allow brands much greater traceability and certainty on compliance and impact”

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    10 Tips to Starting a Career in Sustainability

    Awareness and information around sustainable practice and jobs are few and far between; reliable resources are limited; and learning to divorce personal ethics with professional practice can be a challenge. Here, Bergkamp shares her insight on how best to start a career in fashion’s growing sustainability sector.

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    Conscious and Sustainable Fashion

    In episode four of Impact Unpacked, Chloe and Helen dive into fashion, style, clothing – they chat about how fast or cheaply made fashion negatively impacts the environment, and explore the many creative initiatives being taken to provide style to consumers while being good for people, and the planet.

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    Fashion for Good: leading the race against fast fashion

    The fashion industry is one of the largest polluters in the world. In an effort to look for more sustainable ways of working, the Amsterdam-based non-profit platform Fashion for Good aims to connect and inform all major players in the field, including consumers, through its impressive office, event space and museum. Fashion for Good’s Communications Manager, Anne-Ro Klevant Groen, explains why the pace must be stepped up to stamp out fast fashion.

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    Can Blockchain Technology Make Fashion More Transparent?

    At Good On You, we firmly believe in transparency. We think it is the first step towards accountability and making the fashion industry more ethical and sustainable. But how did we come to this current state where we know nothing (looking at you, Jon Snow) or at least very little about how our clothes are made?

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    Meet The 10 Innovators Reshaping the Fashion Industry For Good

    Today Fashion For Good announced their fifth batch of innovators who will be joining their Plug and Play Accelerator. The selected ten innovators will be partaking in a twelve-week programme that includes mentorship and business development opportunities with Fashion For Good’s corporate partners.

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    Trending: UN, Circular Innovators Continue Mission to Slow Down Fashion

    A handful of new initiatives, products and innovations continue the attack on fashion’s wasteful and environmentally and socially destructive practices from a variety of angles.

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    Fashion for Good reveals fifth batch of companies joining its accelerator program

    A new wave of companies looking to make fashion more sustainable has joined Fashion for Good’s Plug and Play Accelerator program, which provides them with a twelve-week curriculum including mentorship and business development opportunities from Fashion for Good’s corporate partners C&A, Adidas, Bestseller, Galeries Lafayette, Kering, Otto Group, PVH Corp, Stella McCartney, Target and Zalando.

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    Fashion for Good welcomes new group of innovators

    AMSTERDAM – A fifth batch of innovators have joined the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator, as ten entrepreneurs were selected from hundreds of applicants.

    They will undertake a twelve-week curriculum which includes mentorship and business development opportunities, with the aim of driving market validation and priming the technologies for implementation at scale.

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    New initiative closes on full organic cotton traceability

    AMSTERDAM – The developers of a new tracing system say they are confident they will soon be able to fully trace organic cotton from the farm right through to the consumer. Pressure for greater transparency and sustainability in the fashion industry is intensifying, with consumers more aware than ever of the ethical and environmental impact of fashion, while governments are beginning to demand accountability from brands and retailers for their supply chains.

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    This Blockchain Startup Is Partnering With Fashion Giants To Make Organic Cotton Traceable

    Consumer demand is driving fashion outlets to use more organic cotton, pushing the commodity to a global market of over $15 billion. Despite double-digit growth in production year over year, companies struggle to meet that demand, and the fragmented nature of the supply chain makes it difficult for manufacturers to know if the cotton they’re buying is actually organic—or just a knockoff.

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    Outdoor brand Norrøna partners with Fashion for Good

    Norwegian outdoor brand Norrøna has been announced as the latest company to join forces with Fashion for Good, as the sustainable fashion initiative continues to gain industry traction by working with an ever-growing pool of apparel sector organisations to support innovation.

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    Transparency the topic of latest Fashion for Good collection

    AMSTERDAM – Sustainability initiative Fashion for Good (FFG) has announced the theme of its next capsule collection which will hone in on transparency within the industry. The ‘Naked’ collection – only the second of its kind to be held in FFG’s museum which opened in October – will comprise garments manufactured by six new partnering brands which purport to prioritise sustainability and circularity in their supply chains.

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    A journey towards sustainable fashion

    The Fashion for Good museum in Amsterdam is educating people about where their clothes come from and what types of sustainable options are out there.

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    Fashion for Good Introduces Reformation and Allbirds to Dutch Consumers

    Dutch consumers will get their first taste of Los Angeles transparent label, ReformationJeans, at the Fashion for Good Experience.

    Beginning Feb. 1, Reformation will be one of six sustainable brands included in Fashion for Good’s new capsule collection focused on transparent brands, called “Naked.”

    The Amsterdam-based interactive museum is the first dedicated to sustainable fashion innovation. The “carefully curated” selection of brands—Reformation, A.BCH, Allbirds, ASKET, la fille d’O and Swedish Stockings—will be featured in the museum’s contemporary retail space.

    2018
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    Fashion for Good joins forces with Bestseller

    Bestseller, the intentional fashion company with more than 20 brands in its portfolio including Vero Moda and Jack and Jones, has announced that it is partnering with innovative platform Fashion for Good to help bring “game-changing” circular innovation to supply chains.

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    Bestseller partners with Fashion for Good

    AMSTERDAM – International fashion house Bestseller has entered a strategic partnership with Dutch initiative Fashion for Good (FFG) as the pair look to drive the mass fashion market’s adoption of sustainable, circular technologies.

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    Fashion for Good kündigt Partnerschaft mit Bestseller an

    Fashion for Good, die in Amsterdam ansässige Plattform für nachhaltige Mode, gab heute bekannt, dass sie sich mit dem dänischen Modekonzern Bestseller zusammenschließt.

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    Circular fashion a BESTSELLER

    A staggering 85% of apparel ends up in landfill in America alone – a trend that needs to quickly go out of fashion. Initiatives like Fashion for Good are working to reshape the industry. A collaborative – global community – of fashion’s biggest hitters and most promising startups, it supports both advance their ambitions to become icons of sustainability and style. And international family-owned fashion firm BESTSELLER is now teaming up with FFG to change what’s on the peg and reduce waste.

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    Otto Group teams up with Fashion for Good

    The Otto Group has signed up to the Fashion for Good Innovation Platform, and with others, will now become part of the Dutch-based NGO’s selection process for new innovators and start-ups that focus on sustainability in the textile and clothing sectors.

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    Fashion for Good launches partnership with Otto Group, Otto and Bonprix

    Amsterdam-based sustainable fashion platform Fashion for Good announced today that it has welcomed German e-commerce giant Otto Group and its companies Otto and Bonprix as its partners.

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    These startups want to make fashion sustainable and Fashion for Good will help them

    Five more startups have been selected to join Fashion for Good’s scaling program, which provides companies looking to make fashion more sustainable with a boost to scale up their businesses. These are the newcomers:

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    Fashion for Good partners with Stella McCartney

    Fashion for Good has announced an official partnership with Stella McCartney, the leading global luxury lifestyle brand. A physical creation of a new collaboration between Stella McCartney and Fashion for Good will be on show at the Fashion for Good Experience from October 5. An interactive technology-driven museum, it features a dress that was designed by Stella McCartney and which has been dyed by Colorifix, using engineered microorganisms.

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    Fashion for Good, ZDHC seek textile chemistry innovators

    Fashion for Good and ZDHC have announced a joint venture which is seeking innovators in the field of textile chemistry to pioneer technologies to make the industry safer. Companies that apply will run for selection into the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator and get the opportunity to participate in December’s Friends of ZDHC event in Amsterdam.

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    12 unconventional fashion tech startups transforming the industry in 2018

    There are many startups that intend to transform the fashion industry. These unconventional fashion tech startups work towards bringing a circular economy in the fashion industry. And, Fashion for Good – Plug and Play Accelerator Programme aims at bringing them together.

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    Fashion For Good shares knowledge about circular products in toolkits

    Sustainability is one of the ‘it’ words in the fashion industry, but for some of the retailers, brands and other parties it is still unclear how you make sustainable products. Fashion for Good now launches toolkits that explain how cradle to cradle products, products that can be reused or recycled, can be made.

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    Good fashion just got even better

    Global apparel company, the PVH Corp., is one of those, announcing today it has joined forces with Fashion for Good, a global initiative that offers collaborative and cross-sector programmes – including a startup accelerator and Scaling programme – created to achieve this. PVH Corp’s brands include Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, so it is well-placed to make a real impact.

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    PVH Corp. Joins Fashion for Good In Transforming Fashion Into A Force For Good

    Fashion for Good is here to make all fashion good. They believe that no single organisation can transform an industry on its own. This is why the startup has been busy building a global coalition of brands, producers, retailers, suppliers, non-profit organisations, innovators and funders who have a genuine ambition to make all fashion good. The industry-wide collaboration includes partners like Target, Zalando, adidas, Kering, C&A and now PVH Corp.

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    Forces For Good: Fashion for Good

    VOLTAGE Content Director Heather Mierzejewski interviews the Amsterdam-based, international-focused platform for innovation that focuses on innovators and helping them grow through connection to their corporate partners.

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    Fashion industry to undergo "transformative" decade in bid to improve its sustainability.

    The clothing and textile industry will go through a period of transformation over the next decade, during which it will develop new materials and eliminate the chemicals that are both having a detrimental effect on the world’s eco-system.

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    Report aims to demystify textile chemical challenges

    A new report on textile chemistry commissioned by Fashion for Good evaluates the role of potentially hazardous chemicals used in fashion supply chains and identifies five key areas where innovation could help to reduce their impact on the environment.

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    Fashion for Good adds three new companies to Scaling Program

    Fashion for Good, one of the sustainable initiatives of the C & A Foundation expands the Scaling Program. Three new companies have joined the program; Ambercycle, Bext360 and Tyton Biosciences.

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    THE WORLD’S FIRST MASTER’S DEGREE IN CIRCULAR FASHION ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    The Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI), Circle Economy and Fashion for Good have announced that they will form a partnership to evolve the current AMFI MA Fashion Enterprise Creation (MA FEC), launched in 2016, into the world’s first master’s degree focused on circular fashion entrepreneurship.

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    Plug and Play’s Fashion for Good accelerator launches third edition

    Fashion for Good works to find and accelerate innovative technologies and business models that have the greatest potential to support a circular apparel industry. The global initiative runs the annual programme together with Plug and Play – the world’s largest accelerator – as well as corporate partners, including adidas, C&A, Galeries Lafayette, Kering, Target and Zalando.

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    Fashion for Good Unveils 15 Startups Future-Fitting Fashion Industry

    The Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator has revealed the names of the 15 startups selected to participate in its third edition, which kicks off today. Over the next twelve weeks, this new generation of innovators — whose future-fit products and technologies include everything from biodegradable glitter to seaweed-based fabric — will follow a robust curriculum including mentorship from Accelerator partners adidas, C&A, Galeries Lafayette, Kering, Target and Zalando, with the aim of transforming the fashion industry for good.

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    Natural textiles dominate Fashion for Good accelerator program

    Eight of the 15 start-ups aim to use renewable raw materials to improve the sustainability of fashion supply chains. Algiknit produces a textile fiber made from kelp that is dyed with natural pigments. BioGlitz produces biodegradable glitter made from eucalyptus tree extract, while Flocus uses kapok fibers to produce yarns, fillings and fabrics. Frumat creates vegan leather from apples. Mango Materials produces biopolyester; Orange Fiber manufacturers fabrics from byproducts of the citrus industry; and Paptic produces renewable packaging materials made from wood fibers. Provenance Biofabrics produces a leather equivalent by engineering the self-assembly of collagen molecules

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    Pentagram's brand strategy, identity and messaging for Fashion for Good

    In 2017, Fashion for Good launched as a global initiative to reimagine how fashion is designed, made, worn and reused. With an innovation hub in Amsterdam, a startup accelerator in Silicon Valley and a worldwide network of collaborators and changemakers, it aims to demonstrate a better way for the fashion industry to work; a way in which companies, communities and the planet can flourish.

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    2018: THE YEAR OF SUSTAINABLE FASHION

    Fashion for Good x Adidas – Fashion for good is an organisation that works on a simple 5 phase principle of the five Goods; Good Materials, Good Economy, Good Energy, Good Water and Good Lives. This partnership with Adidas will mean that both businesses succeed through each other’s successes. This partnership sees fashion for good cementing its place in the industry as a global initiative to make all fashion good.

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    Fashion for Good partners with Adidas to drive sustainable adaption throughout the industry

    2018 is set to become the year sustainable fashion goes mainstream, as more and more fashion retailers, companies and initiatives join forces to make a positive change. Fashion for Good, the global platform for sustainable fashion, has partnered with sportswear leader Adidas to accelerate and scale sustainable innovation in the fashion industry.

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    Fashion for Good and Zalando launch partnership for sustainable innovation

    On 9 January Fashion for Good, announced that it will partner with e-tailer Zalando. The partnership is designed with the aim of stimulating sustainable innovation in the fashion industry.

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    Fashion in 2018 | 08. Sustainability Credibility

    In addition, we may see more progressive incumbents take advantage of startups’ innovations to drive their own sustainability efforts. Fashion for Good is promoting startups in this area. It is collaborating with incubators and other apparel companies to provide funding and operational expertise for developing innovations that promote sustainable practices.

    2017
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    ‘Disruptive innovation’ focus at Fashion for Good

    Following the launch of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s industry report last week, which called for the collective implementation of more sustainable strategies to introduce a circular economy, the Fashion for Good end-of-year event proved a fertile space for industry leaders to discuss disruptive innovation and scalability.

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    Is the Fashion Industry on its Way to a Sustainable Future?

    Fashion for Good, founded in partnership with C&A Foundation, is an open invitation for the whole textile industry to collaborate in “bringing good to fashion”.

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    Can Fashion for Good Fix all of Fashion's Environmental Problems?

    The problem with the idea of sustainable fashion, is that right now it’s only possible for small and emerging brands.

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    First batch graduates from Accelerator programme

    The inaugural batch of the Plug and Play—Fashion for Good Accelerator programme has graduated. A collaboration between Fashion for Good (with C&A Foundation as founding partner), Plug and Play, and corporate partners Kering, Galeries Lafayette Group and C&A, the accelerator programme identifies innovative start-ups in sustainable fashion.

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    Plug and Play – Fashion for Good Accelerator Announces New Start-up Selection

    LiteHide by LeatherTeq, Carcel and EON.ID made the final cut for the program’s second edition.

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    Look Good, Do Good: Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion

    Fashion for Good is a new global initiative that through innovation and practical action, is convening brands, producers, retailers, suppliers, non-profit organisations, innovators and funders to reimagine how fashion is designed, made, worn, and reused.

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    Together we can make all fashion good

    With climate change on everyone’s mind, the sense of urgency to change the fashion industry for the better is building. That’s why the recent launch of global initiative Fashion for Good – located in the heart of Amsterdam – and its accelerator programme for startups in the fashion industry couldn’t have come at a better time.

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    Partnering for Change is Coming into Fashion

    Global fashion retailer C&A, together with its C&A Foundation, is looking to transform the fashion industry.

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    Fashion for Good – A Global Initiative Launching From A Historic Building In The Heart Of Amsterdam

    With an initial grant by founding partner C&A Foundation and an open invitation to the entire apparel industry to join, Fashion for Good convenes brands, producers, retailers, suppliers, non-profit organisations, innovators and funders united in one shared ambition.

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    Fashion for Good Accelerator Winners Pioneering #SustainableFashion Solutions

    Your future wardrobe may be made from bananas, pineapples, flax, and mushrooms, and dyed with organic dyes from microorganisms.

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    Kering and Silicon Valley find a good fit in sustainable fashion

    An iconic Gucci bag is coveted by many who follow fashion trends. But a compostable purse made of mushrooms and dyed using regenerative microorganisms? That’s an unusual look.

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    Plug and Play reinforces the ethical fiber of fashion

    The first promotion of “Plug and Play-Fashion for Good” has just been put into orbit. And with it the brand new declination, dedicated to innovative fashion in sustainable development, the accelerator of general-purpose start-up Plug and Play.

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    The New Meaning of Fast Fashion

    How fast is fast enough when it comes to clothes and gratification? How much do you really need that dress or bag or platform sandal?

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    Redesigning fashion, for good

    Fashion has been labelled the second most polluting industry after oil. But this does not have to be the case. A new initiative, Fashion for Good, is accelerating change towards a more circular industry, one in which even fast fashion can be sustainable.

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    Plug and Play Accelerator Reveals 12 New Startups Changing the Face of Fashion

    Just weeks after the launch of McDonough Innovation’s Fashion for Good innovation and practical action lab in Amsterdam, the 12 startups selected to participate in the Plug and Play — Fashion for Good accelerator have been announced.

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    Plug and Play’s new accelerator wants to make the fashion industry less wasteful

    Plug and Play hopes that its new accelerator, called Plug and Play-Fashion for Good, will solve some of these issues by connecting textile startups with large retailers. The program, a partnership between Plug and Play, Fashion for Good, a global initiative founded by C&A Foundation, and luxury conglomerate Kering, whose brands include Gucci and Alexander McQueen, launched last week in Amsterdam.

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    Kering Supports New Sustainable Textile Start-Up Accelerator

    Sustainable textile start-ups focused on everything from mushroom leather to nanotechnology tracers are among the first cohort for Plug and Play and Fashion for Good’s new accelerator programme in partnership with Kering.

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    Fashion For Good rewards sustainable textile innovation

    AMSTERDAM –  Nanotechnology introduced into cotton gins that can later be scanned and identified to improve the traceability of cotton fibre; the use of microorganisms to replace conventional methods of textile dye production; and new filtration technology using light for cleaning water in textile supply chains are just some of the start-ups awarded a place in the ‘Plug and Play – Fashion for Good’ accelerator to support the scale-up of their textile innovations.

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    How An Innovation Accelerator Program Is Empowering Imagination In The Most Sustainable Manner

    Aiming to fast-track sustainable innovation within the luxury and apparel industries, Fashion For Good, Plug and Play and Kering, a company known for its ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, have come together to give startups the opportunity to be part of an innovation accelerator.

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    Plug and Play—Fashion for Good Accelerator Start-ups are Off and Running

    The new group promotes lowering environmental impact of apparel production.

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    Kering and Fashion for Good: together for a sustainable fashion

    If even Kering, the French luxury group that includes brands such as Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, is investing in ethical and green startups, there is no doubt about it: the future of fashion is in sustainability.

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    C&A to launch C2C Gold certified t-shirt

    C&A will launch the first ever t-shirt certified to the Cradle to Cradle Gold standard in June 2017. The plain, 100 per cent organic cotton t-shirts have been produced in conjunction with Indian suppliers Prathiba Syntex and Cotton Blossom.

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    Fashion for Good brings the Good to Fashion

    As a holistic and inclusive open-source initiative, Fashion for Good invites the global fashion industry to reimagine how fashion is designed, made, worn and reused.

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    McDonough Innovation’s Fashion for Good Is Redefining How We Design, Make, Reuse Fashion

    The joint-industry “open-source” initiative aims to transition apparel culture toward a Cradle to Cradle inspired circular model.

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    C&A Foundation calls to reimagine fashion with Fashion for Good

    C&A Foundation, with Fashion for Good, made an industry-wide call for collaboration to transform the apparel industry at a gathering of innovators, sustainability and fashion thought leaders today in Amsterdam.

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    C&A Foundation Launches ‘Fashion for Good’ Initiative

    Global fashion retailer C&A’s charitable arm, C&A Foundation has launched a global initiative aimed at helping brands, retailers and manufacturers find more innovative and sustainable ways of producing fashion.

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    Fashion for Good Launches in Partnership with McDonough Innovation

    Fashion for Good is a worldwide laboratory of innovation and practical action based in Amsterdam. Fashion for Good was created with an initial grant from founding partner C&A Foundation,

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    C&A launches Fashion for Good Centre in Amsterdam

    Global fashion retailer C&A together with its corporate foundation, the C&A Foundation, wants to transform the fashion industry and drive its transition to a circular economy.

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