Collaboration between Plug and Play, Fashion for Good and Kering which aims to fast-track sustainable innovation within the luxury and apparel industries has awarded twelve start-ups from varied fields and academic backgrounds around the world for the sustainable efforts.
Agraloop, Amadou, Dragon, Dropel, ICA Bremen, MySource, MycoTex, Pili-bio, RePack, Sundar, Tersus and Tipa are among those who have been awarded a place in the ‘Plug and Play – Fashion for Good’ accelerator.
These start-ups have been selected for their comprehensive approaches to the textile supply-chain, the start-ups’ innovations range from developing new raw materials which will reduce fashion’s environmental impacts, to alternative production methods that will increase clothes’ longevity, and the development of new processes which enable closed-loop product lifecycles.
Under the accelerator, the start-ups will follow a unique three-month programme during which Plug and Play, Fashion for Good and Kering will support them in scaling-up their innovations by providing mentoring, training, networking opportunities, and other valuable resources.
The accelerator’s second edition will take place later in 2017, with applications already open to start-ups.
“At Plug and Play, we have been helping the start-up world for the past eleven years, and now, with the creation of the Plug and Play – Fashion for Good accelerator, we are looking for start-ups that have both social impact and environmental impact. With the direction of Fashion for Good and Kering, the twelve companies we have accepted will make an impact on a global scale,” said Saeed Amidi, Founder and CEO of Plug and Play.