Fashion for Good, a global initiative to bring the entire garment industry to innovate and collaborate for Good Fashion, hosted their maiden Innovation Day in Southeast Asia.
The event witnessed the best of 10 innovators offer sustainable solutions to a panel of industry bigwigs from Sri Lanka.
The objective of the innovators is to be a part of an innovation programme, which Fashion for Good plans to launch in January 2020.
The Innovation Day also saw the offical announcement of the partnership of Fashion for Good with Welspun–the worldwide leader in home textile manufacturing.
Commenting on the collaboration, Dipali Goenka, CEO and MD, Welspun India said “Responsible growth driven by sustainability is not just a business imperative but a moral responsibility. Welspun as the industry leader is redefining how the textile business can be done in a far more sustainable and transparent manner.”
She further averred “Fashion for Good provides access to latest sustainable innovation and collaborates with wider industry players.”
The 10 innovators pitched their solutions to Madu Rathnayake, CIO, Virtusa and Prajeeth Balasubramanium, Founder, BOV Capital. And the innovations ranged from blockchain traceability solutions to innovations in materials and dyeing–in addition to using machine learning to reduce waste in the production.
The names of innovators to be selected for the innovation programme will be announced later.
Importantly, the selected innovators will gain priority access to a network of global partners such as founding partner C&A Foundation, and corporate partners like adidas, Kering, Otto Group, Zalando and PVH Corp., among several others.