For more than 45 years we have been pioneers in promoting sustainability in the textile industry. Every day we prove that there is another way: fair, ecological and fashionable!
We are all the more pleased that our own sustainability prize, the Innovations for Tomorrow Award by hessnatur, will be held for the second time this year and will be dedicated to a particularly important topic: Female Founders * .
Already knew? Only every fifth start-up is founded by women*. With our Innovations for Tomorrow Award by hessnatur we would like to support young companies and start-ups that were founded by women and that provide sustainable, innovative and visionary solutions for the challenges of the textile industry of today and tomorrow.
Because we are convinced: together we can achieve even more. With our award we honor your ideas FOR MORE TOMORROW.
That's why we are looking for you: Female (co-)founded green & social start-ups for a sustainable fashion industry with a positive impact.
People and creative minds who dare to try something new and go bold.
You are (co-)founders and stand for more tomorrow? Do you want to change something? Contribute your big ideas for a better future? You stand for more fairness and responsibility in the fashion industry, for more sensitivity in dealing with resources, for more transparency, data and green technology, for more circular economy, for more biodiversity, for new impact measurements & methods and more positive impact? Then you are exactly right here!
Are you in the ideation or market entry phase? Great. We support you in all phases of your company development.
Our selection criteria:
Our jurors are the brightest minds from the fields of sustainability, social business, venture capital, fashion, medium-sized tech companies, trade press and content creation. Look forward to the exchange and benefit from their in-depth knowledge!
The moderation will be provided by Larissa Holzki , technology reporter and expert on the most important trends and developments in the European start-up scene.
The services are provided to the award winners free of charge.
The award is at the sole discretion of hessnatur. There is no legal right to receive the prize at any time. If no application meets hessnatur's criteria, no prize will be awarded.
Note on the confidentiality of the information submitted: hessnatur will treat the information for its own evaluation purposes with care and implement all technical and organizational measures to protect the information. A formal non-disclosure agreement (NDA) cannot be granted upon submission. Therefore, please only pass on information that does not require such a declaration of confidentiality.
German law applies.
* For better readability, the generic feminine is used here. The personal designations used refer to all FLINTA (women, lesbians, inter, non-binary, trans and agender).
It was an exciting and extremely close final. All five Impact Startups were great! But our jury made its decision and the three winners have been determined. We are very happy with:
The three start-ups receive prize money and a start-up grant from the Impact Factory. They also have the chance to implement their innovative ideas with us
We would like to thank everyone who supported our project and made it possible.
Five impact start-ups completely convinced our jury. They are coming with us to Berlin to pitch their innovative ideas on the big stage of the Greentech Festival on June 24, 2022.