Fashion for Change was brought to life to encourage and guide fashion designers and SMEs to build a scalable, but sustainable business model around their services and products. For this purpose, a special designathon methodology was created for collecting ideas relevant to the industry, gathering people motivated to bring change, and giving guidance in taking necessary action.
We are now ready to share some guidelines so that you could run a similar event at your preferred location.
With the Demo Day on March 14th, the first phase of the Fashion for Change Growth Program came to an end. For the 24 startup teams and their partners, participating in the Fashion For Change Accelerator Programme has been a journey full of meetings, mentoring sessions, pitching exercises, hard work and lots of fun
On March 14, 2023, the Fashion for Change Accelerator culminated in the Final Demo Day, where 24 startups pitched their sustainable fashion projects to 130+ participants from all across Europe, 30% of them investors.
On the last weekend of January 2023, the 24 international teams of the Fashion For Change Growth Programme were invited to a study trip to the Neonyt Sustainable Fashion fair in Düsseldorf. Inspired by personal encounters with exhibitors and presentation about circular business models, the participants dived into discussions moderated by mentors from the project team.
Knowing how to build a pitch deck and pitch a startup is essential to the company’s success. As the Demo Day of the Fashion For Change Project is approaching when 24 startup teams will be pitching on the stage for the investors and industry experts, let us introduce 7 pitching tips that will help your company to nail your pitch.
After two days of mentoring, pitching and bonding, 25 sustainable fashion projects were selected for the Fashion For Change Growth Programme. Meet the winners and feel the good vibes in this video.
Until the closing of the Open Call, we have received more than 170 amazing project proposals from designers, startups and SMEs from 32 countries. Now the call is closed, how are these applications processed and when will we know about the finalists?
Research shows a diminished knowledge of materials from the side of consumers. The Fashion for Change Accelerator Programme is an excellent opportunity to learn about new textiles and leather-like materials, get to know certificate systems and study from the mistakes and successes of experts and practitioners of the field.
Until April 19, sustainable designers, startups and companies are invited to join the Open Call for the Fashion For Change Accelerator Programme.
Did you know that top tier accelerator programs are often more exclusive than Ivy League schools? But that shouldn’t keep startups from applying anyway, as these programs provide immense benefits and often give them a real edge over the competition both in operations, funding and connections.