May 11, 2018

Image: Fashion for Good

Fashion for Good, the centre for sustainable initiatives created by the C&A Foundation, has expanded its Scaling Programme to three new companies, Ambercycle, Bext360 and Tyton Biosciences. Fashion for Good’s Scaling Programme gives these companies the opportunity to connect to manufacturers, brands and investors capable of helping them to accelerate the implementation and adoption of their innovations. The  programme lasts for a period of 18 months, with clear and jointly defined milestones on each company’s roadmap towards scaling up.

Ambercycle focuses on transforming post-consumer textiles into new fibres. The fibres that are produced can be used as a direct replacement for polyester. Bext360 offers technology that enables companies to trace their materials and items throughout the entire production chain. This allows companies to ensure that products are made under fair conditions. The third company, Tyton Biosciences, recycles discarded clothing in order to obtain synthetic and natural raw materials. The project positions itself as a ‘clean and economical alternative’ for the recycling industry.

With the addition of the three new companies, the Scaling Programme now consists of eight innovative participants working to revolutionise the industry. The other five innovators are ColorZen, The Infinited Fiber Company, Softwear Automation Inc, Tamicare and Worn Again. Next to the Scaling Programme, Fashion for Good also hosts a three-month Accelerator Programme for start-ups and its Amsterdam headquarters houses a co-working space for sustainable fashion initiatives, including MADE-BY, called the Circular Apparel Community.

Tags: ambercycle, bext360, colorzen, fashion for good, infinited fiber company, innovation, scaling programme, softwear automation, tamicare, tyton biosciences, worn again.