The Innovation Forum presents a curated community of the world’s leading sustainable solutions and connects them to fashion brands and retailers to drive meaningful transformation. It is part of Global Fashion Agenda’s GFA Academy, providing information, guidance, and inspiration to the fashion industry and its consumers.
Since 2018, the Innovation Forum has turned words into action by presenting a curated selection of the world’s most promising solutions covering the entire supply chain.
This is done through our summit, with physical exhibition spaces. Driving action through connection with our network through matchmaking and activities throughout the year.
If you are interested in exhibiting at the Global Fashion Summit or want to get in touch, contact us below.
Modern Meadow is a climate-tech pioneer creating the future of materials through innovations in biology and material science. Their bio-materials technology platform with nature-inspired protein solutions delivers better performance, sustainability, scalability, and cost while reducing reliance on petrochemical and animal-based inputs. Modern Meadow offers “plug and play” technologies that can be dropped into existing global manufacturing environments, allowing partners to bring next-gen products to industries such as fashion, footwear, outdoor, automotive but also Beauty.
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MycoWorks, a San Francisco-based biomaterials company dedicated to bringing new mycelium materials to the world, was founded in 2013 by Philip Ross and Sophia Wang. MycoWorks’ patented Fine Mycelium™ technology, an advanced manufacturing platform and breakthrough in materials science, engineers mycelium during growth to form proprietary, interlocking cellular structures for unparalleled strength and durability. Fine Mycelium™ refers both to MycoWorks’ proprietary process and to a new category of fully customisable materials used in the fashion, footwear, automotive, and decor industry that are exclusive to MycoWorks.
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OEKO-TEX® has been offering standardized solutions that companies in the textile and leather industry can use to transparently and sustainably optimize their manufacturing processes for 30 years. Based on scientific principles, OEKO-TEX® contributes to bringing high-quality, safe and sustainable products onto the market. 21,000 manufacturers, brands and trading companies in more than 100 countries are currently working with OEKO-TEX®. OEKO-TEX® has been offering standardised solutions that companies in the textile and leather industry can use to transparently and sustainably optimise their manufacturing processes for 30 years.
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TEXAID is an experienced global solution provider in professional collecting, sorting, repair, reselling, and recycling of textiles and footwear. With more 45 years of experience, TEXAID processes more than 280M items annually. Their operational presence spans Europe and North America, with more than 1,200 employees contributing daily to saving millions of textiles from landfill or incineration. TEXAID’s Unit Retail Solutions is designed to address the textile industry’s growing needs for sustainable end-of-use solutions and provides custom-made concepts to keep pre-and post-consumer textiles and footwear in the circle.
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Thermore, based in Milan – Italy, is specialized in research, development, production and marketing of high quality thermal insulation for apparel. Through its global sales network and its productions in the Far East and in Europe, Thermore caters to the best brands in the outerwear industry. Thermore was the first company to launch a sustainable insulation in the 80s and is now highly concentrated on eco-friendly innovation, mostly using polyester fibers recycled from PET bottles.
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TrusTrace streamlines the processing of textile supply chain data from digital and offline sources to help brands gather the evidence in one place. Powered by intelligent automation and high-quality data inputs, TrusTrace provides brands with verified product traceability data needed to make confident certified material and compliance claims, and progress towards scienced-based targets and responsible supply chains. As a leader in this nascent space, TrusTrace is already fuelling global-scale traceability programs at brands such as Decathlon, Adidas, Fjällräven and Filippa K.
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YKK, founded in Japan in 1934, is now operating in 71 countries around the world. YKK develops and produces a range of fastening solutions, including zippers, snaps and buttons, plastic products, hook-and-loop fasteners and webbings. Since the introduction in 1994 of their first zipper made from recycled material, they have focused on creating sustainable products that minimise their impact on the environment. YKK is committed to the UN Fashion Charter, the Science-based Targets for CO2 emissions reduction, and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for the advancement of circular fashion.
See more from YKK here.
Alongside the Summit, the Innovation Forum presents a curated exhibition of the world’s leading sustainable solutions. The Innovation Forum is designed to open minds to new opportunities and spur action. The Matchmaking programme enables small and large fashion businesses to advance their sustainability journey, by providing the unique opportunity to be matched with relevant solution providers. Each scheduled business meeting will be set up based on a careful screening process using data provided by participating brands and solution providers.
Learn more about how you can be part of the Innovation Forum by exhibiting at Global Fashion Summit or getting matched with a Solution Provider.