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Accelerating sustainable innovations in the textile industry

Solving a problem within the fashion supply chain? Take your solution to the next level with our Accelerator Programme.

What's in it for you?

We work closely with our Corporate Partners to select the most promising innovators from around the globe. Every year we invite 10-15 innovators to join our intensive Accelerator Programme – no fees or equity required.

3 Month Accelerator

Free (no equity required) 9-month accelerator programme.

Targeted introductions to industry leaders: brands, retailers and manufacturers.

Facilitate institutional and alternative financing

Mentors

Support from a team of dedicated technical and commercial mentors.

Desk

Become part of the FFG Alumni Community

Network

Networking opportunities with fellow innovators through our Wolf Pack programme.

Key Dates

  • Application Deadline 2022
    21 Jan 2022
  • Selection Day 2022
    17 Mar 2022
  • Mid-Year Expo
    9 Jun 2022
  • Demo Day 2022
    8 Dec 2022

Partners

The ultimate innovator ecosystem for sustainable fashion.

With our ecosystem having some of the biggest names in fashion, each looking for different solutions, our Programme is suitable for companies of all sizes.

Our Innovation Platform is the single best place to work alongside brands to hone your offering and find your next big customer. When you join our ecosystem, we connect you with corporate decision makers in private deal-flow sessions and let you pitch your innovation.

What are we looking for?

We look for innovators all year round.

We scout innovative companies with the potential to disrupt the current apparel and textile value chain, bringing a positive environmental and/or social impact. In particular, we are seeking startups that address challenges in the following key areas:

Raw Materials

Raw Materials

Replacing standard materials with new innovative alternatives. Exploring new agricultural techniques to sustainably and reliably increase yield.

Processing

Processing

New methods and chemicals for more sustainable treatment of textiles.

Cut-Make-Trim

Cut-Make-Trim

Additive manufacturing, production and customisation techniques. Zero waste solutions.

Retail & Use

Circular business models which create solutions to improve the supply chain through customisation, visualisation, rating and microfibre solutions.

Packaging

Packaging

Alternatives to packaging that stay in circulation for longer and reduce overall waste to landfill, be it factory-to-factory, retail to consumer or anywhere in between.

End of Use

End of Use

From chemical to mechanical recycling as well as product life extension models, resale platforms and new business models.

Transparency and Traceability

Transparency & Traceability

Product marking, identification & tracing technologies and platforms that accurately and publicly disseminate information to increase supply chain accountability.

Worker Empowerment

Worker Empowerment

Ensuring that living and working conditions across the supply chain are just, safe and dignified.

Mentors

Our mentor community has a wide breadth of experience with both technical and commercial development.

We cover everything from Commercial Sales, Pitching, Raising Investment, Business Model and Strategy development. Alongside Fashion for Good, our mentors help you shortcut your learning period and keep moving towards full commercialisation.

  • Alison Cole

    Senior Trade Mark Attorney - Legal Advice
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  • Ben Galphin

    Materials Innovation Expert, Materials Supply Chain, Sourcing and Strategy
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  • David Thompson

    Communications & Pitching
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  • Letty Wheeler

    Impact Investing & Fundraising
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Innovators from around the globe

Our Programme has supported more than 80 innovators from over 25 countries to date. Much of the nine-month Programme can be done remotely, alongside required key points of contact at our Innovation Platform in Amsterdam for face-to-face meetings with our mentors and partners.

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