Fashion industry leaders are calling for radical change and exploring ways to be more sustainable.
Sustainable innovators and entrepreneurs are critical to finding new solutions, but often struggle to attract the necessary support to scale innovations. And time is short. Billions of dollars need to be funneled into sustainable fashion innovation annually to reinvent the industry.
This is where the non-profit H&M Foundation comes in. Since 2015, it has supported early stage sustainable innovation through the Global Change Award (GCA), in collaboration with Accenture and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. With 20,000+ entries since its inception, the GCA shows that the collective talent exists to transform the fashion industry. To take sustainable fashion to the next level, the H&M Foundation wanted to measure the multidimensional value some of these innovations could yield with support.
How could the non-profit spotlight 10 of its GCA winners and quantify their potential impact?