Plug and Play, Kering launch Fashion For Good for sustainable start-ups
Start-up innovation platform Plug and Play and global luxury conglomerate Kering, who owns brand such as Gucci and Alexander McQueen, have revealed the first sustainable textile start-ups to be awarded a place on their 'Plug and Play - Fashion for Good' accelerator.
Twelve start-ups have been chosen from over 250 applicants and will receive support to help fast-track sustainable innovation within the luxury and apparel industries.
Those chosen will follow a three month programme where they will receive mentorship, training, networking opportunities and other resources from Plug and Play, Fashion for Good and Kering.
“These 12 innovative start-ups are helping us reimagine how fashion is designed, made, worn and reused," Leslie Johnston of C&A Foundation, the founding partner of Fashion for Good said. "They each play a pivotal role in achieving the Five Goods of a transformed fashion industry: Good Materials, Good Economy, Good Energy, Good Water and Good Lives."
Agraloop, Amadou, Dragon, Dropel, ICA Bremen, MySource, MycoTex, Pili-bio, RePack, Sundar, Tersus and Tipa are the 12 start-ups chosen for the first edition of Fashion for Good. The second edition will take place later this year, with applications already open.