These startups want to make fashion sustainable and Fashion for Good will help them

Five more startups have been selected to join Fashion for
Good’s scaling program, which provides companies looking to make
fashion more sustainable with a boost to scale up their businesses.
These are the newcomers:

Ecovative, a New York-based startup developing
sustainable materials from Mycelium, the root structure of
mushrooms. They have created Mycoflex, a high-performance foam that
can be used in footwear, accessories, outerwear and lingerie.
“Biological materials from wood to leather have been used for
centuries but are confined to the geometry of a tree or a cow. At
Ecovative we use the unique structure of mycelium to grow shapes
and products that are not native to nature but inherently natural,
safe and biodegradable in the process”, said Gavin McIntyre,
founder and CEO of Ecovative, in a statement.

Natural Fiber Welding, a company which
developed a welding process to reformat cotton and other natural
fibers in such a way that short fibers can function as extra-long
staple virgin fibers. According to Fashion for Good, this allows
manufacturers to transform materials which are today considered
waste into high performance circular yarns.

The Renewal Workshop cleans, sorts and repairs
clothing that is returned, damaged, defective, out-of-season or
post-consumer by partnering up with brands holding on to such
articles and encouraging customers to give clothes they no longer
want back to the brand. “With The Renewal Shop, apparel brands
have an opportunity to design products with a longer life span, use
a comprehensive take back system, and collect important product and
sustainability data, all while unlocking a new sales channel of
renewed products”, said founder and CEO Jeff Denby in a
statement.

SeaChange Technologies, Inc. is developing the
first non-thermal, non-membrane, zero-liquid-discharge,
desalination system. According to Fashion for Good, this approach
can help to “cost-effectively eliminate wastewater from the
apparel supply chain”.

Yerdle Recommerce, a company offering
white-label resale channels so that brands can buy back and resell
used items. “It enables brands to take back control of the
secondary marketplace”, said Fashion for Good. Andy Ruben,
founder and CEO of the company, added: “The average customers
bought 60 percent more clothing in 2014 compared to 2000. We need a
better, more circular model to get more use of the items we have
already made”.

Fashion for Good is an initiative to make the fashion industry
more sustainable, backed by the C&A Foundation and supported by
partners such as Adidas, Kering, Target, Zalando and Galeries
Lafayette Group. The organisation’s activities include an
innovation hub and a museum dedicated to sustainable fashion in
Amsterdam, as well as a startup accelerator in the Silicon
Valley.

Source: FS – All-Fashion-Blogs
These startups want to make fashion sustainable and Fashion for Good will help them