Fashion For Good Welcomes Ten New Innovators to its 2024 Innovation Programme

Fashion Declares is delighted that Fashion For Good, building on a renewed five-year strategy, has selected ten new innovators for its 2024 programme to receive tailored support validating their technologies. This cohort represents an increased focus on novel footwear materialand recycling technologies, man-made cellulosics, and nylon recycling. 

The 2024 Innovation Programme provides bespoke support based on the development stage and ambitions of each innovator, matching them with relevant industry partners to drive technology and impact technology and impact validation as well as investing activities.

“We are thrilled to unveil this year’s cohort of ten new innovators for our Innovation Programme. These groundbreaking technologies epitomise our steadfast commitment to embedding new technologies within the fashion industry.” – Katrin Ley, Managing Director, Fashion for Good

The selected innovators joining the 2024 Innovation Programme are Algreen Ltd, Balena, Epoch Biodesign, Fibre52, Gencrest BioProducts Pvt Ltd, HeiQ AeoniQ, Nanollose – Nullabor, Regeneley, Samsara Eco, SEFF.




Algreen Ltd: Algreen co-develops alternative materials from algae and biobased sources that can replace fossil-based products such as PU.

Balena: Balena creates partly biobased polymers for footwear outsoles.

Epoch Biodesign: Epoch Biodesign is an enzymatic recycler of PA66 and PA6 textile waste.

Fibre52: Fibre52 is a bio-based solution replacing traditional bleach prepared-for-dyeing and dye processes.

Gencrest BioProducts Pvt Ltd: Gencrest works with various agri-residues to convert them into textile-grade fibres using their enzymatic technology.

HeiQ AeoniQ: HeiQ AeoniQTM is a continuous cellulose filament yarn with enhanced tensile properties.

Nanollose – Nullabor: NullarborTMLyocell is developed from microbial cellulose which is converted into pulp pulp to produce a lyocell fibre with their partner Birla Cellulose.

REGENELEY: REGENELEY pioneers advanced shoe sole recycling technologies by separating and recycling EVA, TPU, and rubber components found in footwear.

Samsara Eco: Samsara Eco is an enzymatic recycler of PA66 and PET textile waste.

SEFF: SEFF Fibre produces cottonised fibres and blends of hemp fabrics utilising a patented HVPED process.



Fashion for Good is the global platform for innovation. At its core is the Global Innovation Programme that supports disruptive innovators on their journey to scale, providing hands-on project management, access to funding and expertise, and collaborations with brands and manufacturers to accelerate supply chain implementation. To activate individuals and industry alike, Fashion for Good houses the world’s first interactive museum dedicated to sustainable fashion and innovation to inform and empower people from across the world and creates open-source resources to action change. Fashion for Good’s programmes are supported by founding partner Laudes Foundation,
co-founder William McDonough and corporate partners adidas, BESTSELLER, Burberry, C&A, CHANEL, Inditex, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co., Otto Group, Patagonia, PVH Corp., Reformation, Richemont, Stella McCartney, Target and Zalando, and affiliate and regional partners Arvind Limited, Birla Cellulose, Norrøna, Pangaia, Paradise Textiles, Teijin Frontier, Vivobarefoot, Welspun and W. L. Gore & Associates.

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