Global change award news and archive
H&M opens applications for Global Change Award 2022
The H&M Foundation has announced that its Global Change Award is returning for 2022, after being paused by the pandemic, and is calling on early-stage innovations challenging to transform the fashion industry to apply. The Global Change Award, launched in 2015 by non-profit H&M Foundation, in collaboration with Accenture and the KTH Royal...
25 Aug 2021
H&M Foundation launches fifth edition of its Global Change Award
The H&M foundation has opened the fifth round of its Global Change Award and is offering one million euros to five innovators with ideas to make the fashion industry more circular. The winners - who are each year selected by an international expert panel, with knowledge working within fashion, sustainability, circularity and innovation - will...
29 Aug 2019
Video: Global Change Award recipients discuss its positive impact
H&M Foundation explains the impact and importance of it's Global Change Award program through the words of past winners. These young fashion players are recognized by this award and given the tool to accelerate their careers and innovative ideas in making the industry more sustainable. Source: H&M Foundation, YouTube.
28 Aug 2019
Global Change Award 2019: The Loop Scoop wins first prize
Stockholm - "Innovation is the key to complete circularity", said the H&M Group in a recent sustainability report. Looking to find this key, the Swedish fast fashion giant created the Global Change Award five years ago. The yearly competition culminates with a prize of 1 million euro (approximately 1.1 million US dollars or 850,000 pounds),...
5 Apr 2019
What to expect in fashion news from week 14, 2019
What’s going on in the world of fashion this week? FashionUnited takes a look ahead at the upcoming news and events for the 14th week of the year. Below are the main points from the editorial agenda in the period between 1-7 April, 2019. Shanghai Fashion Week (27 March-3 April) The biannual Shanghai Fashion Week is back to showcase the newest AW...
1 Apr 2019
Video: Global Change Award 2019 - launch
Do you see opportunities where others see problems? Do you want to join us to reimagine the future of fashion, to protect the planetary boundaries and our living conditions? Do you have an innovation which is still in its early stage, and with the right funding and coaching, could be scalable and make a real impact? Apply to the Global Change...
30 Aug 2018
Applications open for Global Change Award 2019
Do you have an innovative idea to make the fashion industry more sustainable? Applications for the Global Change Award have opened today, August 29. Established by the H&M Foundation, the prize provides funding and coaching to sustainable innovations which are still in their early stage. Last day for applications is October 17. To watch the full...
29 Aug 2018
Video: Global change Award - update of previous winners
Global change Award - update of previous winners. Source: H&M Foundation, YouTube.
3 May 2018
GCA 2018 Winner: Making bio-textiles from food crop harvest waste
Those involved with the H&M Foundation's annual sustainable innovation challenge, the Global Change Award, firmly believe that the competition can help accelerate the industry's shift to a new, circular and sustainable model. As one of the world's largest challenges for early-stage innovations and the first of its kind launched for the fashion...
23 Mar 2018
Public voting opens for the Global Change Award 2018
London - The third cycle of the Global Change Award, an innovation challenge initiated by the H&M Foundation in 2015, has officially opened its public voting round. An expert international panel, consisting of industry experts, sustainability specialists and circular leaders, has selected 5 winning innovations for the Global Change Award 2018,...
12 Mar 2018
Previous Key winners from the H&M Foundation's Global Change Award
London - Winning any type of grant can have a profound effect on any innovative startup. But being the winner of the H&M's annual Global Change Award, an initiative specially developed to support early-stage innovations that focus on sustainability can bring help accelerate the startup to the next level. For example, Vegea, a company which take...
9 Mar 2018
H&M Foundation kicks off third cycle of Global Change Award
London - H&M Foundation has launched the third cycle of its annual Global Change Award, an initiative aimed at supporting early stage innovations focusing on sustainability. The annual competition now is open to all ideas and innovations which aim to accelerate the fashion industry's transition from a linear model to a circular one. A jury of...
14 Sep 2017