Innovation Forum

Since 2018, the Innovation Forum has turned words into action by presenting a curated selection of the world’s most promising solutions covering the entire supply chain.

What is The Innovation Forum?

The Innovation Forum presents a curated community of the world’s leading sustainable solutions and connects them to fashion brands and retailers to drive meaningful transformation. GFA Academy work to bring on board Innovation Forum members to cover the entire value chain – from innovative materials to end-of-use solutions. Through various activities and networking opportunities facilitated by GFA Academy throughout the year, Innovation Forum members are being connected with the broader fashion industry to nurture new ideas and stimulate the market.

Solution providers

At Global Fashion Summit, the Innovation Forum exhibition space delivers solutions to the impacts needed to address the industry challenges as discussed at the Summit. The Innovation Forum Matchmaking programme enables small and large fashion businesses to advance their sustainability journey, by providing the unique opportunity to be matched with relevant solution providers.

    ALGAEING

    Algaeing™ is all about proactively addressing apparel and textile supply chain practices, combating climate change, and capitalizing on the growing market demand for sustainable and healthy products

    ARCHIVE

    A full-service resale partner for brands that want to take ownership of their secondhand market in a way that’s authentic to their brand and customers

    BALENA

    Balena is a material science company, developing compostable and biodegradable thermoplastic materials.

    CARBON TRAIL

    Carbon Trail is a fashion carbon accounting software platform to help the industry comply with sustainability disclosure regulations and differentiate on sustainability.

    CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS

    Checkpoint Apparel Labelling Solutions (ALS) are a global branding and labelling partner for apparel retailers, brand owners, and manufacturers.

    COLORIFIX

    Colorifix has pioneered the first entirely biological process to produce, deposit, and fix pigments onto textiles

    COVATION BIOMATERIALS

    DERIVED FROM NATURE. DESIGNED FOR PERFORMANCE.

    CREATE2STAY

    Best in class resale experience. Fully integrated in existing brand universe. Take-back, peer-2-peer and hybrid business models. Payout by vouchers, gift card, cash and club points. Global logistics in cooperation with Maersk.

    CYCLE PLATFORM

    Cycle Platform is the first ever transversal platform to join the textile industry’s prime and secondary markets by following a product along its entire lifecycle.

    DESSERTO

    A patented cactus-based biomaterial as an alternative to leather

    DUPONT

    DuPont Biomaterials brings innovation ideas and solutions to global partners through the development of high performance, renewable materials.

    EMBODEE

    Design, creation, and selling of fashion and apparel products in a new collaborative way, online

    ESO RECYCLING

    ESO RECYCLING Società Benefit is an innovative start-up company that deals with waste treatment from the worlds of fashion, sport and industry.

    e-SCM SOLUTIONS

    Belharra, editor and integrator of the e-SCM solution, has been supporting the fashion and luxury industry for over 15 years in their digital transformation. A single end-to-end platform to onboard all supply chain partners!

    ETTOS

    Ettos is a cutting-edge Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that enables clothing brands worldwide to easily verify the ethicality and sustainability of their supply chains with complete transparency.

    EVOCO

    The Evoco vision is a world in which businesses and people always choose materials and products they know are safe for themselves, families, and the natural world.

    FAIRLY MADE®️

    Fairly Made® is a green tech scale-up created in 2018. With our SaaS platform we support fashion brands in traceability, measurement of environmental and social impacts as well as communication to the end consumer.

    GREEN WHISPER®

    Green Whisper® is a French company that produces 100% sustainable textiles made from waste banana stem fibres, in turn giving second life to agricultural waste and supporting local farming communities.

    HAELIXA

    Your Swiss partner for seamless supply chain traceability and regulatory compliance, boosting brand trust with advanced DNA technology.

    HAKIO

    Hakio is on a mission to radically change demand forecasting in the fashion and apparel industry.

    INFINITED FIBER COMPANY

    What if you could stop used clothes from ending up in dumpsters and instead capture the value of their precious raw materials?

    INRESST

    InResST is a low-carbon, environmentally friendly company that focuses on the feasibility research, development, production and promotion of ocean plastics used in textiles

    MADE2FLOW

    Made2Flow empowers fashion brands and manufacturers to decarbonise their supply chains by bridging the gap between supply chain management, production, human relationships, and environmental sciences.

    MYCOWORKS

    MycoWorks developed and owns Fine Mycelium, the world’s only proprietary biotechnology that harnesses mycelium to grow a made-to-order natural material that offers the performance of the finest animal leather with lower environmental impact.

    MODERN MEADOW

    Modern Meadow is a climate-tech pioneer creating the future of materials through innovations in biology and material science. The bio-materials technology platform with nature inspired protein solutions delivers better performance and sustainability.

    NATIVA™

    NATIVA™ provides nature-focused solutions to brands and supply chain partners, ensuring 100% traceable natural fibers secured by Blockchain technology.

    OEKO-TEX®

    For 30 years, OEKO-TEX® has been offering standardized solutions that companies in the textile and leather industry can use to transparently and sustainably optimize their manufacturing processes.

    ONCE MORE®

    OnceMore® produce high-quality dissolving pulp made of blended textile waste and wood from sustainably managed Swedish forests.

    PHYCOLABS

    Imagine clothing that actively regenerates the oceans as you wear it. Phycolabs, a Brazilian biomaterial startup, is unveiling the revolutionary potential of seaweed as a powerful organic source.

    POSITIVE LUXURY

    Positive Luxury are the sustainability experts for the global luxury industry. By helping businesses meet higher and higher standards for people and nature, they are transforming luxury – for the good of all.

    PUREWAYBIO

    PurewayBio is dedicated to providing material solutions for a better future by seeking synergy between nature, biology, and technology.

    QUIFACTUM

    Quifactum is a SaaS that unburdens (Fashion) brands through automatic creation of Digital Product Passports (DPP) at item level and generation of unique QR codes. 

    RECURATE

    Recurate is a technology-enabled resale service founded to help brands move towards a more sustainable business model while attracting new customers, growing repeat purchases, and avoiding the disposal of non-new inventory.

    RECYCTEX

    RECYCTEX is a textile innovation company specialising in sustainable fabric.

    REPACK

    RePack delivers sustainable and reusable packaging solutions, tailored to the unique needs of brands, retailers, and logistics enterprises

    RETRACED

    Retraced is a leading platform for sustainable and transparent supply chain management for the fashion and textile industry.

    REVERSE RESOURCES

    Reverse Resources is an award-winning impact-driven company that has developed a SaaS platform to digitise, connect and scale global textile-to-textile recycling.

    SCI-LUME LABS

    Sci-Lume Labs develops Bylon, the truly circular apparel fiber without compromise.

    SEAMAN PAPER

    Seaman Paper is a global leader in the paper industry, focusing on paper-based alternatives to single-use plastic packaging.

    SOURCEMAP

    Sourcemap provides state-of-the art software that allows global retailers, manufacturers and brands to map their supply chains down to the raw materials and ensure operational best practices every step of the way.

    SPARXELL

    Sparxell creates the next generation of colours and effects. They are doing so by pioneering the world's first plant-based performant colourants inspired by nature. 

    SUSTAINABLE BRAND PLATFORM

    Sustainable Brand Platform is the first sustainability intelligence solution for the fashion industry taking a holistic supply chain-oriented approach.

    SYRE

    Syre is a textile impact company on a mission to decarbonise and dewaste the textile industry through textile-to-textile recycling at hyperscale, starting with polyester.

    TEXAID

    TEXAID is an experienced global solution provider for professional collecting, sorting, reselling and recycling of textiles and footwear

    TEXTILE GENESIS

    TextileGenesis provides a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that enables fashion brands and sustainable textile manufacturers to ensure a reliable, secure and fully digital mapping of their textiles.

    THERMORE

    Based in Milan - Italy, Thermore is specialized in research, development, production and marketing of high quality thermal insulation for apparel.

    THE ID FACTORY

    The ID Factory is a supply chain traceability platform (SaaS) that, through the creation of a digital ID, allows fashion companies to gain end-to-end transparency over their global supply chain.

    TRACELESS

    Hangers, hooks or bags made of traceless® feel like plastic but are not plastic. The material is completely home compostable.

    TRUSTRACE

    TrusTrace streamlines the processing of textile supply chain data from digital and offline sources to help brands gather the evidence in one place.

    UNSPUN

    unspun is a fashion company with technology in their veins.

    USHA YARNS LIMITED

    For the past two decades, Usha Yarns has been actively engaged in the mechanical recycling of textile waste, showcasing a mastery of large-scale and efficient recycling practices.

    U.S. COTTON TRUST PROTOCOL

    Setting a new standard in more sustainably grown cotton

    XEROS

    CREATING VISIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR THE INVISIBLE ISSUES FACING OUR PLANET

    VAAYU

    Vaayu is the world’s first automated software for retailers to measure and cut carbon emissions in real-time

    WASTE2WEAR

    Waste2Wear recycles plastic waste into products for a circular economy consumers can verify.

    WORLDLY

    Worldly is the planet’s most comprehensive impact intelligence platform, trusted by 40,000+ major brands, retailers, and manufacturers in fashion, outdoor, home goods, toys and more.

    YKK

    YKK, founded in Japan in 1934, offers total fastening solutions.

Contact us

Whether you are a Brand or a Retailer wishing to be connected with Solution Providers or if you are a Solution Provider wishing to be connected with Brands and Retailers, get in contact and let us do the matchmaking.