Fabric of Change: Innovating for a Sustainable Apparel Industry - Network

The Fabric of Change Innovators

Fabric of Change identifies, supports and give visibility to leading social innovators with the most promising solutions for addressing social and environmental issues within the apparel industry.

These individuals have the vision, creativity and perseverance of entrepreneurs, but with a focus on solutions for the good of all. They are contributing to building systems that enable everyone to thrive and solve problems for themselves. Their collective work transforms industries and sparks global movements.

We are working with leading innovators at multiple stages of growth, to support and scale their initiatives for a more sustainable apparel industry.

Ashoka Fellows Scaling their Impact

These 11 Ashoka Fellows were handpicked to participate in the Ashoka Globalizer Program to accelerate the impact of their work in order to achieve systemic change within the apparel industry.

Canopy
Canada
Nest
USA
PODER / Mexico Maquiladora Transparency and Accountability Project (MMTAP)
Mexico
Islampur Cottage Industries Association
Pakistan
FEM International & ETHIK
Canada
Source International
Italy
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Conserve India
India
GoodWeave
India
APON
Bangladesh
Boheco
India
Truckers Against Trafficking
USA
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Ashoka Fellows Leading Change

These innovators have been selected as ‘Fabric of Change’ Ashoka Fellows. Ashoka Fellows benefit from a lifetime of support from Ashoka’s network of peers, changemakers and partners. Based on their needs, they also can receive a financial stipend for up to three years to accelerate their development.

USA
LaborVoices
Sri Lanka
Stand Up Movement
Mexico
Altitud
Spain
Latitude
Bangladesh
APON - Inclusive Well-being for Makers
USA
Nest
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Blue Fish
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Award Winning Changemakers

In 2015-2016, we ran a global search for innovators building a fair and sustainable apparel industry that respects people and planet. The following three innovators were selected as champions, and each received a cash prize and access to leading industry opportunities.

USA
Evrnu
USA
Ambercycle
Brazil
Retalhar
USA
Lazlo
UK
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