Master in Luxury Brand Management Alumni won the Global Change Award
Congratulations to Cédric Vanhoeck and Vanessa Counaert Master in Luxury Brand Management Alumni who have won the Global Change Award, an innovation challenge by H&M Foundation, aiming to make fashion circular.
Thanks to their start-up, RESORTECS, they were awarded for the smart stitch innovation that aims at reducing waste in the fashion industry. RESORTECS is developing a dissolvable thread that makes repairing and recycling a breeze.
In 2017 Cédric and Vanessa RESORTECS, a Belgian company created with the aim to engineer circular economy in fashion.
The project received a grant of 150,000 Euros and access to a one year tailor-made Innovation Accelerator provided by the H&M Foundation, in collaboration with Accenture and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
“GCA’s recognition of our potential breakthrough for recycling materials gives us wings to accelerate its development! Being part of the GCA community is a major opportunity to expand our network globally and tend to a maximum impact,” says Vanessa Counaert.
“Thanks to this award, we’ll get additional means to evolve our first working prototype to the next level. We are just a stitch away from conscious fashion.” says Cedric Vanhoeck.