Council for Fashion & Social Change
Social Impact Through Collaboration

Competetions

The Global Change Award by H&M Foundation

The Global Change Award is an innovation challenge by H&M Foundation. We are looking for game changing ideas that can make fashion circular – and help protect our planet.

The Global Change Award is an innovation challenge, initiated by non-profit H&M Foundation in 2015. By catalyzing early innovations that can accelerate the shift from a linear to a circular fashion industry, the aim is to protect the planet and our living conditions. An expert panel annually selects five winners that share a grant of €1 million and get access to a one-year innovation accelerator provided by the H&M Foundation, Accenture and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

The global public is invited to distribute the €1 million grant between the five innovations through an online vote. The result of the vote is revealed at a grand award ceremony in Stockholm, 5 April 2017. This is one of the world’s biggest challenges for early stage innovation and the first such initiative in the fashion industry.

Five winners will share a €1 million grant and get access to a one-year innovation accelerator provided by H&M Foundation, Accenture and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.