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hqdefaultAnd the winner is … Grape Leather! That was my vote.

WWD announced the winner this morning. The Italian team behind the idea of reusing grape wine waste for leather will receive $320,000 from the H&M Foundation.

Leader of Grape Leather, Rossella Longobardo says: “Our first objectives will consist in switching from a pilot to an industrial scale production of our fabric and starting a green, cruelty-free revolution within the leather industry, finally solving its related issues and overexploitation.”
This is very exciting. I’m looking forward to the revolution!
Congratulations to Team Grape Leather and to all the winners.

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Image: Global Change Award.

Here’s your chance to vote and help reinvent fashion!

The non-profit H&M Foundation awards new technology ideas that help make fashion more sustainable. (The H&M Foundation was founded by the family behind the fast-fashion chain H&M.)

The Global Change Award is in its second year. Sorting through nearly 3000 submissions from 130 countries, a panel of judges chooses five winners. Then the public (YOU) is invited to vote. Each of the five is a winner but there’s a first place, second place and so on based on the number of votes. First place gets the biggest pot of money – $326,000.

All of the ideas are impressive: Manure couture, Solar textiles, Content thread, Grape leather, Denim-dyed denim.

For example: Solar textiles makes fashion fabric with water, plant waste, and sun. This fabric can replace oil-based nylon and other man-made fabrics, which create green houses gases.

You can read about each one, watch a short video, and vote your choice. It’s informative. It’s empowering. It’s fun! Tell your friends.

Voting is open now through April 2nd.

Click here and help reinvent fashion:  https://globalchangeaward.com/

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