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 have selected the following innovators whose work has inspired the collective vision for the Fabric of Change Initiative.
These innovators have been selected as 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.
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.