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  • Malin Björne

    PR & Communications Manager


    +46 70 796 39 75
    http://hmfoundation.com
  • H&M Foundation
    Mäster Samuelsgatan 46, SE-106 38 STOCKHOLM
    +46 8 796 55 00
    http://hmfoundation.com
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    For too long the fashion industry has not been able to properly recycle its products, since there’s no commercially viable separation, sorting, and recycling technology available for the most popular materials such as cotton and polyester blends. This very encouraging finding has the potential to change that. We are very excited to develop this technology and scale it beyond the laboratory, which will benefit the global environment, people and communities.
    says Erik Bang, Innovation Lead at H&M Foundation
    By being able to upcycle used textiles into new high value textiles, we no longer need to solely rely on virgin materials to dress a growing world population. This is a major breakthrough in the pursuit of a fashion industry operating within the planetary boundaries
    Edwin Keh, Chief Executive Officer of The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA)
    There is a constant need for new partnerships and innovative solutions and the H&M Foundation will continue to be a catalyst for positive change for the planet, communities and people. It is a long-term commitment from my family and this work has just begun.
    Karl-Johan Persson, Board member, H&M Foundation and CEO H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB.
    We’ve seen that our programs can make real change and that makes both the H&M Foundation and our partner organizations very eager to move into the next gear. With our insights from the first three years, we are well-equipped to create even more impact together in the years to come.
    Diana Amini, Global Manager, H&M Foundation.
    The second round of Global Change Award received 2,883 innovative ideas from 130 countries, which is even more than last year. Cross-border challenges call for a cross-border approach. I am convinced that by bringing people from different industries, with different backgrounds and perspectives together we can make a fundamental shift, speeding up the transition to a circular waste-free fashion industry..
    Karl-Johan Persson, Board member of H&M Foundation and CEO H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB
    “After seeing so many fantastic innovations from around the world with the potential to transform the fashion industry, we have been very eager to open up the next round of the Global Change Award. I am also honored to welcome some new members to the expert panel like Dame Ellen MacArthur, who besides making solo sailor history in 2005, has immense knowledge about the transition to a circular economy
    Karl-Johan Persson, board member of the H&M Foundation and CEO of H&M.
    “By bringing together innovators to develop positive solutions, the Global Change Award is a great example of the approach needed to create change, and help shift the fashion industry towards a restorative and regenerative circular economy. I am excited to join the expert panel to help find the next five innovations that can be truly game-changing
    Dame Ellen MacArthur, Founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
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