We evaluated our innovators holistically, at the minimum, it is required that you have a MVP, legal entity and a promising team. Please note this programme is geared towards supporting innovations across the fashion value chain, rather than fashion brands.
The selection process is conducted alongside our Corporate Partners and we evaluate applications on several objective criteria. Please note that specific attention is given to the environmental and/or social impact of your company. We can guarantee that every application is given our full attention.
The process starts online with our application form where you will provide us with information about your team, your product and the market you are in. The questions are geared to understand both the business and the team. If we sense there is a fit we will be in contact to gather any additional information.
The Programme is nine months long and is based around several key focus weeks. During these weeks we organise workshops, mentoring sessions and meetings with our partners. Extra events are also run outside of these focus weeks, but they are not mandatory.
The Programme is free for the startups to join. We do not ask you for equity either. Please note we do expect you to cover your own expenses ie travel.
As we are a global platform, residency is not required – although we do ask that you are physically present for the various focus weeks and site visits.
As part of our alumni network, you have preferential access to deal-flows with new Corporate Partners joining our platform. You will also be invited to showcase your product at high-profile events, as well as be connected to our network of alumni.
We offer tailored relationship building with our leading Corporate Partners, including onsite visits, as well as in-depth support and piloting opportunities. This is in addition to investment intros, support catered to your maturity stage and mentoring from a wide range of leading experts.
We notify applicants one month before the Selection Day. Given the high number of applications we receive, we may only contact selected applicants.
Our application process is open all year round, you can apply at any time. Once an application has been submitted, we will review it and if successful, decide which batch will be right for you. Please note that the application review may take a little while longer if we are in the midst of running a programme.
The programme is run by Fashion for Good, as part of their wider Innovation Platform to support and scale disruptive solutions with applications within the fashion supply chain. You can see the full Fashion for Good team, including the team that work on the Innovation, here.