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.
Free (no equity required) 9-month accelerator programme.
Targeted introductions to industry leaders: brands, retailers and manufacturers.
Facilitate institutional and alternative financing
Support from a team of dedicated technical and commercial mentors.
Become part of the FFG Alumni Community
Networking opportunities with fellow innovators through our Wolf Pack programme.
Application Deadline 202231 Oct 2021
Selection Day 202217 Mar 2022
Mid-Year Expo9 Jun 2022
Demo Day 20228 Dec 2022
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:
Replacing standard materials with new innovative alternatives. Exploring new agricultural techniques to sustainably and reliably increase yield.
New methods and chemicals for more sustainable treatment of textiles.
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.
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
From chemical to mechanical recycling as well as product life extension models, resale platforms and new business models.
Transparency & Traceability
Product marking, identification & tracing technologies and platforms that accurately and publicly disseminate information to increase supply chain accountability.
Ensuring that living and working conditions across the supply chain are just, safe and dignified.
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.
Senior Trade Mark Attorney - Legal AdviceLinkedin page
Materials Innovation Expert, Materials Supply Chain, Sourcing and StrategyLinkedin page
Communications & PitchingLinkedin page
Impact Investing & FundraisingLinkedin page
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.