Fashion Ecosystem

Through our ecosystem approach we create the resources that are needed to foster positive change in the fashion sector. Projects include FABB, Province of North-Holland  Circulair Textile tour and the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge.

The fashion industry produces 10% of all humanity’s carbon emissions and is the second-largest consumer of the world’s water supply. 85% of all textiles go to the dump each year. It would take fast fashion chains 12 years to recycle clothes they produce in 48 hours…


Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge

Mar 2021 - Q1 2022
We’re scouting for the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge for the third year running! The global program aims to support entrepreneurial startup and scaleup-stage businesses run by BIPOC entrepreneurs who are developing solutions that promote inclusive and positive change in fashion.   

FABB | The Sustainable Fashion Accelerator

Fashion Accelerator for Better Business (FABB) gave sustainable startups the chance and skills needed to grow in the fashion industry.  FABB offered expert guidance, one-on-one coaching, and peer-to-peer learning in a small group of like-minded entrepreneurs. 

Soft-landing Program | Fashion

During our Softlanding Program to Vienna, participants got the chance to present their sustainable fashion brand to various stakeholders in Amsterdam: retail, social enterprises, the municipality, startups, investors, and sustainability experts. The program is an initiative of Impact Hub Amsterdam and Amsterdam Impact.

Business Model Challenge | Fashion

During our Business Model Challenge, Fashion edition, we brought together entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas for the sustainable fashion industry. With experts from organisations such as Accenture, we shared the growth techniques we’ve used to finetune business models of the 350+ startups we’ve incubated to date in our Business Model Challenges!


13 April

Bouwen aan een Circulaire Modeketen

We interviewden drie belangrijke spelers binnen de textielsector die hebben bijgedragen aan een circulaire modeketen en bespraken wat er nodig is om het circulaire ecosysteem van de provincie Noord-Holland te versterken.
16 December

Relegating plastics in sportswear

Iron Roots© was founded in 2017, by Ashkan, Stefan & Erik, three friends that were fed up with the fact that more than 90% of all sportswear was made from plastics. When they didn't find a good alternative, they decided to take matters in our own hands.