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2019 H & M Foundation Global Change Award Fully – Funded to Travel to Sweden

Deadline: October 17, 2018, 23:00 GMT.

Do you see opportunities where others see problems? Do you want to join us to reimagine the future of fashion, to protect the planetary boundaries and our living conditions? Fully Funded to Travel to Sweden-Worth 1M Euros: 2019 H & M Foundation Global Change Award

The annual Global Change Award takes on one of the biggest challenges facing today’s fashion industry – to create fashion for a growing population while protecting the planet. We are looking for early stage ideas that present new circular approaches aimed to reinvent the fashion industry.

This means changing the way garments are designed and produced, shipped, bought, used and recycled, by adding disruptive technology or new business models.


Five winners are selected and will share the grant of 1 million euro

• First place winner € 300000,

• Second place winner €250000,

• Third place winner €150000,

• Third place winner €150000,

• Third place winner €150000

A trip to Stockholm to attend the Grand Award Ceremony in April.

A share of the €1 million grant.

Tailor-made support including trips to Stockholm, New York and Hong Kong.


  • Innovation knows no national borders and we believe these early stage ideas can rest in anyone’s head anywhere on the planet, so in an effort to reach as many great minds as possible the challenge is open to any individual and groups of up to 5 people over 18 years of age anywhere in the world. It is also open for institutions, organizations and social business.

Please note that your entry has to be in English and that all communication including the Innovation Accelerator Program will be in English.

The evaluation will be based on the following criteria:

  • the Entry’s potential to make fashion circular and thereby protect the planet and lead to improved living conditions for people;
  • impact and scalability
  • is it economically sustainable
  • is it novel
  • how well suited is the team to make it happen would winning the grant make a difference.

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