With the LAUNCH Fabrics Challenge, LAUNCH sought innovations with the potential to transform the system of fabrics to one that advances equitable global economic growth, drive human prosperity, and replenish the planet’s resources.
LAUNCH called for business models, financial instruments, technologies and programs that accelerate research, education and capacity building. Specifically, we sought innovations in:
- The materials of which fabrics are made with a focus on positive social and environmental impact, and
- The “making” or manufacturing of fabrics utilizing low or positive environmental impact approaches, with a bias toward inclusive business models that positively develop human capital, respect rights and deliver shared value