The Circular Design Challenge (CDC) & The Circular Apparel Innovation Factory (CAIF) are bridging key gaps through this Program, and building the ecosystem for a more sustainable and circular fashion industry. A circular economy for textiles & apparel is the key to solving the industry’s challenges – and we need to work together to identify, amplify, and integrate circular innovations from across the supply chain to realise our vision of a Circular Apparel Economy. Through Circular Changemakers, we aim to drive strategic investments and partnerships for innovators working to make the Textile & apparel industry circular.

Who should apply?
We are looking for circular solutions across the textile and apparel value chain. Apply now, if you are a circular changemaker with a scalable, post-prototype and revenue-generating solution that contributes to a less wasteful textile and apparel industry that uses less harmful substances and more renewable inputs, and if you are looking for strategic investors and partnerships!

Why should you apply?
Out of the pool of applications, upto 6 changemakers will be selected to participate in a boot camp and then be showcased to investors, brands and industry stakeholders in October, 2020 with the aim of enabling strategic investments and partnerships and help businesses overcome challenges to scaling & partnering with industry actors.

As one of these 6 change-makers, you will:
1. Be part of an enterprise bootcamp:To help you build your capacity through mentorship services by industry experts on three key focus areas:

  • Capital raising
  • Business & FInancial modelling, and
  • Investor pitch training

2. Gain visibility & access to networking avenues: Get a platform for visibility
among investors, potential partners, manufacturers, brands, and other key stakeholders from the industry, as a circular fashion changemaker in India and across the globe to help you engage with global brands and manufacturers for strategic partnerships

3. Present your business at India’s first ever investor pitch for circular fashion:At Lakmé Fashion Week’s sustainability day, you get to pitch your business to a panel of eminent investors and industry experts