AMSTERDAM – Fashion for Good selects 14 new start-up innovators to join their Accelerator Programme’s eighth batch. A total of 22 innovators pitched their solutions to Fashion for Good partners during a virtual Selection Day. With solutions in raw materials, processing, end-of-use, digital acceleration, plastics, impact tracking, the 14 innovators selected will begin the Accelerator Programme immediately, receiving tailormade mentoring, piloting guidance and industry expertise to help these technologies scale.
“We’re excited to welcome Batch 8 of our Global Innovation Programme, a cohort of 14 trailblazing innovators. The world needs innovation to lead the vanguard on positive, long-term climate action and sustainability – the case for supporting innovative start-ups such as these who are driving the change, is looking stronger than ever!”
– Katrin Ley, Managing Director Fashion for Good.
Guided and advised by the Fashion for Good team, the 14 innovators will be able to tap into the knowledge and expertise of Fashion for Good’s roster of 20 global partners of brands and manufacturers. Having extended the length of the programme to nine months last year, the additional time with the innovators has proven helpful in giving them structured support in pilot development as well as deeper coaching sessions, better preparing them to further grow their technologies once graduating. Over the nine month programme, Fashion for Good and their partners will provide impact assessments and market validation to map a path to scale for the innovator’s solutions.
This new batch encompasess solutions for various impact hot spots, ranging from raw materials, end-of-use, digital acceleration, plastics, impact tracking and solutions that enable the shift from wet to dry processing in the pretreatment, dyeing and finishing stages. Also, this batch of innovators represent the highest number of female led start-ups selected thus far with 6 of the innovators founded or co-founded by women.
The selected innovators of the eighth batch are: Alchemie, AnamXR, Biophilica, eCO2Dye, Lignopure, Living Ink, Made2Flow, MTI-X, OSM-Shield, Perfitly, Rescoll, Stony Creek Colors, The Hurd Co., and Traceless.
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