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Our ecosystems | Fashion

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…

Projects

Circular Textile Innovation

2022-2024
In our Circular Textile Innovation program we will support the Amsterdam Metropolitan Region to achieve their goal of 50% circular textiles in 2030 by scaling up circular innovations using a new approach developed by Metabolic, Bankers without Boundaries and Impact Hub Amsterdam.

Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge 2022/2023

Mar 2022 - Q1 2023
We’re scouting for the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge for the fourth year running! The global program aims to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up businesses who are developing solutions that promote inclusive and positive change in fashion.

Impact Nation for Startups | 2022 | YAYA

2022
We’ve teamed up with ABN AMRO and TNW to develop Impact Nation, a programme in which we match innovative impact scale-ups with SMEs & organisations to collaborate on implementing innovations at scale.

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

2020
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

2020
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

2021
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!

Stories

16 December

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.

Events

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