Chosen from a group of innovators scouted across the globe, Fashion for Good welcomes 8 innovators into its 2022 Global Innovation Programme. The selected innovators will participate in the 9-month program, which provides a bespoke approach to validate their technologies in preparation for implementation across the fashion value chain.
The selected innovators represent technologies across raw materials, processing and end-of-use innovations; 3 pivotal areas for significant impact and carbon reduction opportunities as highlighted in the recent report “Unlocking the Trillion Dollar Fashion Decarbonisation Opportunity” co-authored by Fashion for Good, Amsterdam/Netherlands. The report charts a trajectory for the industry to meet its net-zero ambition breaking down the funding needed and maps integral levers across existing and innovative solutions.
The innovation program provides bespoke support based on the development stage and ambitions of each innovator, matching innovators with relevant industry partners to drive piloting, implementation, and investing activities.
»We are inspired by the significant impact and carbon reduction opportunities their technologies enable.«
Katrin Ley, Managing Director at Fashion for Good
The following innovators will be joining the Fashion for Good 2022 Global Innovation Programme: DyeRecycle (UK)
– The company’s proprietary technology uses a unique liquid that selectively extracts dyes from colored waste fabrics. The technology also has the capability to transform textile waste scraps into dyestuff powder. Ever Dye (France)
- 2 chemical solutions have been developed, made of vegetal waste and minerals, that boost dye house production capacities and allow them to dye faster with less energy and without using any petrochemicals. Idelam (France)
– The company develops processes using supercritical CO2 for complex, multi-material products and waste, such as jackets and footwear, to enable recycling or reuse of these materials. Kintra Fibers (USA)
- A new, plant-based polyester replacement has been developed. With renewable inputs and a compostable chemistry, the material reduces manufacturing emissions, eliminates microfiber pollution, and enables textile circularity. Modern Synthesis (UK)
– Their proprietary microbial textile platform employs microbes to grow a completely new form of textile made of nanocellulose. They plan to displace current petrochemical-based textiles, etc., with a range of natural performance materials that are customizable, renewable, and inherently animal and plastic free. Premirr Plastics (USA)
– Addressing the world’s plastics crisis, a continuous flow-through (CFT) system has been created that is fast, efficient and provides a simple, circular and eco-friendly method to chemically recycle PET. The CFT system can convert waste PET materials into BHET monomer for PET products containing recycled content. Refiberd (USA)
– A novel textile recycling system that uses AI and a patent-pending chemical recycling process to convert used, discarded textiles into new, reusable thread. The company is able to manufacture 100% recycled thread that is up to 75% cheaper than other sustainable thread. Rubi (USA)
– Carbon-negative textiles for the fashion industry with synthetic biology. The company has created a product that is carbon-negative, water and land neutral, and naturally biodegradable.