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.

Canada
Supply Chain Transformation
USA
Transparency; Informal Sector Standards
Mexico
Worker Rights & Labor Conditions
Pakistan
Community Empowerment; Sustainable Livelihoods
Canada
Women Empowerment; Circular Economy
Italy
Community Empowerment; Water
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India
Worker Rights & Labor Conditions; Circular Economy
India
Transparency; Child Labor
Bangladesh
Worker Wellbeing; Sustainable Livelihoods
India
Sustainable Natural Fibres; Sustainable Livelihoods
USA
Transparency; Human Rights
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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
Transparency; Worker Rights & Labor Conditions
Sri Lanka
Worker Rights; Women Empowerment
Mexico
Women Empowerment; Sustainable Livelihoods
Spain
Supply Chain Transformation
Bangladesh
Worker Wellbeing; Sustainable Livelihoods
USA
Transparency; Informal Sector Standards
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Community Empowerment; Sustainable Livelihoods
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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
Supply Chain Transformation; Circular Economy
USA
Circular Economy
Brazil
Supply Chain Transformation; Circular Economy
USA
Community Empowerment; Sustainable Livelihoods
UK
Transparency

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