The annual Global Change Award, initiated by the non-profit H&M Foundation, aims to protect our planet and living conditions by catalysing early innovations that can accelerate the shift from a linear to a circular fashion industry. An expert panel with extensive knowledge on fashion, the environment, circularity and innovation will select the five winners, and it’s then up to the public to distribute the €1 million grant through an online vote in March 2018. The challenge is open until 31 October, so if you have a great idea or know someone who does, get them to submit now at globalchangeaward.com.
Kering has been recognised for the third time as the Industry Leader in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) in the Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods sector. Kering’s efforts to embed sustainability across its entire supply chain and the progressive targets linked to the Group’s new 2025 sustainability strategy have translated into industry-leading results. Considered as the standard for measuring corporate sustainability, DJSI awarded Kering the top score overall for its environmental and social performance in its sector, following a comprehensive assessment against 23 criteria across three categories, and compared to its sector and luxury peers.
Global Fashion Agenda traveled to NYC to present the latest insights on sustainability in fashion to the press and fashion brands based in the US. Attended by 50 guests, the session included speakers such as creative business consultant creative business consultant Julie Gilhart, Financial Times contributor Sarah Murray, CEO of Sustainable Apparel Coalition Jason Kibbey and H&M's sustainability business expert Hendrik Alpen. GFA also hosted a town hall presenting key findings from the Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2017 report, with more than 40 participants from a wide range of brands and key industry stakeholders attending.