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Amsterdam to host responsible denim event

Oct 13, 2017

Amsterdam to host responsible denim event

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.

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

Aug 14, 2017

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?

Aug 2, 2017

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

Jul 28, 2017

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

Jul 26, 2017

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

May 26, 2017

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

May 16, 2017

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

May 3, 2017

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

May 3, 2017

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

Apr 30, 2017

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

Apr 27, 2017

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

Apr 24, 2017

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

Apr 20, 2017

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

Apr 19, 2017

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

Apr 19, 2017

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

Apr 18, 2017

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

Apr 18, 2017

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

Apr 13, 2017

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

Apr 13, 2017

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

Apr 13, 2017

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

Apr 11, 2017

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

Apr 3, 2017

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

Mar 31, 2017

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

Mar 31, 2017

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

Mar 30, 2017

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

Mar 30, 2017

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

Mar 30, 2017

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

Mar 30, 2017

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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