H&M Foundation and HKRITA find groundbreaking solutions to recycle blend textiles into new fabrics and yarns

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Sep-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The four-year innovative partnership between the non-profit H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) finds groundbreaking solutions to recycle blend textiles into new fabrics and yarns – without any quality loss – through a hydrothermal (chemical) process. The technology will be […]

H&M Foundation supports humanitarian relief works in South Asia with special focus on children’s education

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Sep-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — In addition to the human tragedy that follows in the wake of South Asia’s worst flooding in years, Save the Children warns that children´s education and long-term well-being is also put at risk. H&M foundation donates important support to Save the Children´s work in India and Bangladesh where […]

H&M Foundation unveils 500 outstanding female business leaders in Foundation 500 list

H&M Foundation unveils 500 outstanding female business leaders in Foundation 500 list   STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Jun-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — 500 outstanding business leaders growing their companies in the harshest of startup environments. No, we’re not talking about Silicon Valley. With Foundation 500 – a list of successful female business leaders from emerging markets – […]

H&M Foundation makes new commitment to improving education, clean water and women’s economic empowerment

Stockholm, SWEDEN, 2017-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — With a donation of $20.5 million and three new Global Programs the non-profit H&M Foundation makes a new strong commitment to long-lasting improvements in education, clean water and women’s economic empowerment. The goal is not only to transform lives for some of the world’s poorest, but also […]

H&M Foundation donates $100,000 to The Red Cross to support flood victims in Peru

Due to heavy rainfall, Peru is suffering the worst floods in almost 30 years. The H&M Foundation has donated $100,000 to The Red Cross to support people who have been affected by the extreme weather, and give them support to rebuild their lives. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hundreds of thousands of […]

H&M Foundation announces winners of its annual innovation challenge Global Change Award

Stockholm, SWEDEN, 2017-Apr-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — The public have cast their votes. On April 5, at a ceremony in Stockholm City Hall, the five winners of H&M Foundation’s annual innovation challenge Global Change Award were awarded. The 1 million euro grant was split between them by the global public in an online vote. In […]

H&M Foundation and UNICEF create digital, interactive jacket that help stimulate child’s brain development

H&M Foundation and UNICEF create digital, interactive jacket that help stimulate child’s brain development   STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-Oct-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The digital, interacive jacket, created by  H&M Foundation and UNICEF as part of the UNI_FORM campaign, provides innovative, age-appropriate play ideas that can help stimulate brain development during early childhood. It also shows […]

H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel partner to develop technologies to recycle textiles

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-Sep-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today it is possible to mechanically recycle single fibre fabrics such as denim jeans and wool sweaters. However garments are very often made from a blend of different fibres to improve fit, style, comfort and longevity.  Used apparel of blended or unknown materials are either discarded in landfills, […]

H&M Foundation opens the second Global Change Award

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Clothing made of citrus by-products, microbes that digest waste polyester, and an online marketplace for textile leftovers are some of the five disruptive ideas that shared the first €1 million Global Change Award grant in 2015. The challenge is designed to spur early innovations that can accelerate the […]

WaterAid and H&M Foundation host new exhibition Noori Tales: Stories from the Indus Delta by award-winning photographer Malin Fezehai

WaterAid and H&M Foundation host new exhibition Noori Tales: Stories from the Indus Delta by award-winning photographer Malin Fezehai   Stockholm, Sweden, 2016-Aug-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Award-winning photographer Malin Fezehai travelled with WaterAid to the Thatta region in southeastern Pakistan to document the effects of climate change and water scarcity on the lives of […]

H&M Foundation makes second donation to Save the Children’s emergency work in Ethiopia

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-Apr-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M Foundation makes a second donation of USD 400,000 to Save the Children’s emergency work in Ethiopia, due to the current drought crisis. The support will result in food, water, sanitation and basic education to children. Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in fifty years, threatening over 30 […]