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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Fashion For Good launched as a global initiative last year to answer this pretty big question.
The non-profit based in Amsterdam not only supports ethical companies working in fashion’s supply chain but is also working on a series of exhibitions and events aimed at shifting consumer consciousness away from disposable 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.
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.
Fashion for Good™ is an organisation that enables the widespread adoption of good fashion practices with ‘The Five Goods’: Good Materials, Good Economy, Good Energy, Good Water and Good Lives. With their #GoodFashionResolution Instagram initiative they invited their global community to help collectively brainstorm ways to be more mindful about the clothes you buy, wear and throw away in 2018 – by making a #GoodFashionResolution and sharing it on your Instagram along with the campaign hashtag to spread the word.
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.
The movement pushing for a sustainable fashion industry continues to gather momentum. That is thanks to leading advocates like Fashion for Good, an international initiative which promotes a collaborative, cross-sectoral approach, to delivering change. Fashion for Good does this via a variety of platforms, including its startup accelerator and Scaling programme.
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.
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.
Fashion for Good has announced it is set to host Long Live Denim!, an event that will enable brands to gather and discuss the progress made by the two-year long Alliance for Responsible Denim (ARD) project, which has recently passed its half way point.
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”.
The problem with the idea of sustainable fashion, is that right now it’s only possible for small and emerging brands.
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.
LiteHide by LeatherTeq, Carcel and EON.ID made the final cut for the program’s second edition.
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.
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.
Global fashion retailer C&A, together with its C&A Foundation, is looking to transform the fashion industry.
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.
Your future wardrobe may be made from bananas, pineapples, flax, and mushrooms, and dyed with organic dyes from microorganisms.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The new group promotes lowering environmental impact of apparel production.
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.
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.
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.
The joint-industry “open-source” initiative aims to transition apparel culture toward a Cradle to Cradle inspired circular model.
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.
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.
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,
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.