UNICEF and H&M Foundation launch a new interactive online tool to help fathers learn ‘baby talk’

A new, free, interactive online tool to encourage fathers to talk more to their babies – and learn the most effective methods in doing so – has launched today. The Baby Talk for Dads online tool – developed by UNICEF and H&M Foundation, in collaboration with Dr. Marina Kalashnikova – forms part of the organizations’ longstanding commitment to supporting healthy brain development in babies and young children. The first of its kind product – available on computers and mobile devices – takes fathers on a journey whereby they can learn…

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New Facilities For Textile Blend Recycling Takes Fashion Industry One Step Closer To Circularity

The H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) open two first of its kind textile recycling facilities in Hong Kong. The award-winning hydrothermal recycling technology is for the first time put into practice at scale. In addition, a miniaturized Garment-To-Garment Recycling System is opened for the public. These facilities are the results of an innovative partnership with HKRITA to accelerate research on textile recycling, to speed up the development of a closed loop for textiles, with the purpose to safeguard the planet and our…

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H&M Foundation helps makes breakthrough in recycling garments

The four-year innovative partnership between the non-profit H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has found groundbreaking solutions to recycle blend textiles into new fabrics and yarns – without any quality loss – through a hydrothermal (chemical) process. The technology will be scaled up and made available to the global fashion industry. The finding is a major breakthrough in the journey towards a closed loop for textiles. “For too long the fashion industry has not been able to properly recycle its products, since there’s…

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H&M Foundation launches third annual Global Change Award

The annual Global Change Award, initiated by the non-profit H&M Foundation, aims to protect our planet and living conditions by accelerating the shift from a linear to a circular fashion industry. The five winners share a €1 million grant, along with a one-year innovation accelerator program providing tailor-made support and invaluable access to the fashion industry. Last year, more than 2,800 applications from 130 countries were submitted. The third round has just opened for applications at globalchangeaward.com. The Global Change Award is one of the world’s biggest challenges for early…

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