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Past winners

Meet our heroes - the past winners of the Global Change Award - and find out how their innovations are reinventing fashion.

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18 Mar, 2018
Crop-A-Porter€300,000 / Agraloop 2018 Making sustainable bio-textiles by using left-overs from food crop harvests.
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18 Mar, 2018
The Regenerator€250,000 / Swerea IVF 2018 Separating cotton and polyester blends, turning them into new textile fiber.
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18 Mar, 2018
Algae Apparel€150,000 / Algalife 2018 Turning algae into bio-fiber and eco-friendly dye that is also good for the skin.
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18 Mar, 2018
Smart Stitch€150,000 / Resortecs 2018 A dissolvable thread that makes repairing and recycling a breeze.
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18 Mar, 2018
Fungi Fashion€150,000 / MycoTEX 2018 Custom-made clothes made from decomposable mushroom roots.
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17 Mar, 2018
Squid StyleEarly Bird / Tandem Repeat 2018 Using self-healing textile to reduce garment waste and extending its lifecycle
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9 Apr, 2017
Grape Leather€300,000 / Vegea 2017 Using leftovers from winemaking to create fully vegetal leather.
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7 Apr, 2017
Solar Textiles€250,000 2017 Harvesting the sun’s energy to make fashion fabrics.
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3 Apr, 2017
Manure Couture€150,000 / Mestic 2017 Extracting and using the cellulose in cow manure to create textile.
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2 Apr, 2017
Denim-Dyed Denim€150,000 / Deakin University 2017 Using used denim to colour new denim.
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1 Apr, 2017
Content Thread€150,000 / EON 2017 Facilitating sorting and recycling of clothes using a digital thread.
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6 Mar, 2017
UnspunEarly Bird 2017 A machine that spins custom-fitted clothes - and then unspins them again.
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5 Apr, 2016
Making Waste-Cotton New€300,000 / Ioncell-F 2016 Conversion of waste-cotton into new textile.
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4 Apr, 2016
The Polyester Digester€250,000 / Ambercycle 2016 Microbes recycles waste polyester textile.
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3 Apr, 2016
Growing Textile Fiber under Water€150,000 / AlgaeFabrics 2016 Using algae to make renewable textiles.
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2 Apr, 2016
Online Market for Textile Leftovers€150,000 / Reverse Resources 2016 A digital marketplace for textile leftovers.
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1 Apr, 2016
100 Percent Citrus€150,000 / Orange Fiber 2016 Creating new textile out of citrus juice production by-products.
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1 Mar, 2016
Travel VendiEarly Bird 2016 A vending machine for rental clothes.
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Global Change Award is an innovation challenge initiated by H&M Foundation, aiming to make fashion circular.
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