;
Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Fashion Positive launches Innovators Hub
Fashion Positive launches Innovators Hub
21
Dec '17
Courtesy: Fashion Positive
Courtesy: Fashion Positive
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute’s Fashion Positive Initiative has launched the Innovators Hub, a resource centre for the growing circular fashion movement. Created with the funding from H&M Foundation, the Innovators Hub provides one-stop access to critical resources for material innovators working to drive circular materials development.

Fashion Positive transforms fashion one material at a time. Together with a community of pioneering brands, designers, and suppliers, it identifies, optimises and certifies the building blocks of the industry— yarns, dyes, fabrics, zippers, trims, finishing, and more—creating a growing collective of 'positive' materials with which to design from the beginning. 

"At a time when resource scarcity and growing global population make positive change ever more urgent, the rapid innovation of safer, healthier materials offers one of the fastest routes to achieving a circular economy. The Fashion Positive Innovation Hub aims to accelerate this process for the fashion industry," said Lewis Perkins, president of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

"Until now, creating safe, healthy circular materials that also meet designers’ requirements for performance, quality and aesthetics has been a notoriously challenging process," said Annie Gullingsrud, director – textiles and apparel sector for the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. "The Fashion Positive Innovators Hub has been designed to simplify the material innovation process by addressing the three biggest challenges currently faced by material innovators in fashion: education and know-how, technical assistance, and funding opportunities."

"The momentum for a better future for fashion is growing quickly. Finding ways to improve the health, safety and recyclability of materials already in production, as well as innovate new materials made for the circular economy, will transform the fashion industry from the designer´s drawing board to the supply chain and consumer. This ultimately benefits the global environment, people and communities,” said Erik Bang, innovation lead at H&M Foundation.

“We are excited to support the Fashion Positive Innovators Hub to help material innovators understand and use Cradle to Cradle methodology to create and scale circular fashion for a growing world population," Bang said. (RR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Global yarn production up in Q2/18; fabric dips slightly

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2018

Global yarn production up in Q2/18; fabric dips slightly

Global yarn production increased by 5 per cent between Q1/18 and...

Courtesy: Intertextile shanghai hometextiles

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2018

Intertextile Shanghai Home expects 200 suppliers

Around 200 suppliers from China and other countries will display...

Courtesy: Rakez

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2018

Over 50 Indian firms eyeing operations in UAE's RAKEZ

Over 50 Indian firms are interested in expanding operations in Ras Al ...

Interviews View All

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Sri Lanka has a good sustainable track record and strong stories to back it

Stefan Warnaar, Peak to Plateau

Stefan Warnaar
Peak to Plateau

People are willing to pay for quality and performance

Top executives, Indian retail players

Top executives
Indian retail players

Walmart's acquisition of Flipkart endorses the humongous opportunities in...

Yash Jain & Sanjeev Jain,

Yash Jain & Sanjeev Jain

Divyam Export, launched about 30 years ago, exports to 15 countries,...

Karan Behal,

Karan Behal

Karan Behal, founder and chief executive of top-selling brand...

Sham Shah,

Sham Shah

Shamal and Shamal Pvt Ltd is into manufacturing and sales of textile...

Pierre Wiertz, EDANA

Pierre Wiertz
EDANA

EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related...

Lynda Kelly, Suominen Corporation

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Luis Quijano, Liberty University

Luis Quijano
Liberty University

Focusing on bold patterns and colour palettes, Luis Quijano, a student at...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir, Walnut

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Akta Adani, India Boulevard

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Karan Arora, Karan Arora

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


December 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search