Circular design plays a critical role in delivering a market for sustainable textiles and fashion. The EU-funded Fashion For Change 2022 Accelerator Programme aims to support designers, innovators and startups from the European textiles and fashion industry in this transition. Among other benefits, the programme provides 25 project teams with professional mentoring, the opportunity to meet potential investors and a grant of up to EUR 15 000 per team.
Thanks to generous eligibility criteria, a wide range of innovative projects, products and services related to sustainable textiles, apparel and fashion can qualify. Eligible projects need to seek to develop sustainable textiles, fashion brands and services, including new fibres, products and circular business models, and be represented by partners from at least two European countries.