We offer the ultimate programme for startups driving innovation in sustainability, circularity and transparency in order to make all fashion good.
Only through genuine collaboration can the fashion industry make progress – and Fashion for Good is fortunate to be able to offer its network and knowledge to innovators free-of-charge. We exist simply to assist in the promotion and development of the best companies to drive fashion’s much-needed sustainability shift.
Targeted introductions to industry leaders (brands, retailers and manufacturers) for potential pilot opportunities and commercial sale discussions.
Innovation requires capital and we have purposefully built a network to best serve our innovators. From alternative financing to introductions to the most relevant investment funds, we seek to improve access to capital so you can drive your innovation forward.
Introductions to technical mentors who are experts in sustainability and innovation within the realm of fashion, retail and beyond; introductions to commercial mentors who can assist with your strategic plan, investment raising preparations, IP, marketing and branding etc.
To ensure you keep growing your network and engage with fellow innovators, we have introduced Wolf Packs – groups of 5-8 CEOs/COOs who reflect, discuss and assist each other. It is only through collaboration that we can change fashion.
Your connection with Fashion for Good does not end when you graduate our 9-month programme. Annual Calls with Fashion for Good, connections to our Brand Partners, access to our mentor network, as well as Wolf Packs involvement will continue as you continue to scale.
The programme is run by Fashion for Good, as part of their wider Innovation Platform to support and scale disruptive solutions with applications within the fashion supply chain. You can see the full Fashion for Good team, including the team that work on the Accelerator here.
The Programme is nine months long and is based around several key focus weeks. During these weeks we organise workshops, mentoring sessions and meetings with our partners. Extra events are also run outside of these focus weeks, but they are not mandatory.
We offer tailored relationship building with our leading Corporate Partners, including onsite visits, as well as in-depth support and piloting opportunities. This is in addition to investment intros, support catered to your maturity stage and mentoring from a wide range of leading experts.
We evaluate all innovators entering our programmes for investment on a case-by-case basis and typically invest in a selection per batch.
The Programme is free for the startups to join. We do not ask you for equity either. Please note we do expect you to cover your own expenses ie travel.
We evaluated our innovators holistically, at the minimum, it is required that you have a MVP, legal entity and a promising team. Please note this accelerator is geared towards supporting innovations across the fashion value chain, rather than fashion brands.
As part of our alumni network, you have preferential access to deal-flows with new Corporate Partners joining our platform. You will also be invited to showcase your product at high-profile events, as well as be connected to our network of alumni.
You can apply via the application form on our website: https://accelerator.fashionforgood.com/index.php/apply-now/ If you have any questions, please reach out to email@example.com.
The process starts online with our application form where you will provide us with information about your team, your product and the market you are in. The questions are geared to understand both the business and the team. If we sense there is a fit we will be in contact to gather any additional information.
We notify applicants one month before the Selection Day. Given the high number of applications we receive, we may only contact selected applicants.
Our application process is open all year round, you can apply at any time. Once an application has been submitted, we will review it and if successful, decide which batch will be right for you. Please note that the application review may take a little while longer if we are in the midst of running a programme.
The selection process is conducted alongside our Corporate Partners and we evaluate applications on several objective criteria. Please note that specific attention is given to the environmental and/or social impact of your company. We can guarantee that every application is given our full attention.
Of course. We invite innovators from anywhere in the world to apply. The Programme is conducted in English and all our participants have international profiles.
The Fashion for Good headquarters are located in Amsterdam’s city centre (Rokin 102, 1012 KZ, Amsterdam) with direct access to tram network and 15 min walk to Amsterdam Centraal. The (soon to launch) South Asia Innovation Platform will be located in Mumbai, you can find more information about it here.
As we are a global platform, residency is not required – although we do ask that you are physically present for the various focus weeks and site visits.