LONDON — January 30, 2023 — Alpine Group, whose brand partners include The North Face, American Eagle Outfitters and Under Armour, has joined Fashion for Good, a global innovation platform. As an Affiliate Innovation Partner, Alpine Group will play a leading role in fostering innovation.
The partnership will enable Alpine Group and Fashion for Good to work together in a collaborative approach exploring, validating, and supporting the commercialization of innovative technologies that reduce environmental impact.
Lewis Shuler, head of Innovation, Alpine Group, said: “This is a really meaningful partnership for Alpine Group, whereby we will be contributing the Group’s vast R&D resources to help identify, support, and commercialize innovations with a focus on reducing impact and improving circularity.”
Fashion for Good, runs a global innovation program supporting the most promising innovators through access to the expertise and funding needed to grow. The organization supports innovators through its robust industry network, scaling activities, and validation projects, driving pilots and supply chain implementation with partner organizations.
The partnership builds on work to date including the Black Pigment Pilot, launched in early 2022, which saw Alpine Group’s dedicated innovation hub, Paradise Textiles, partner with Fashion for Good and other industry leaders including Birla Cellulose, Kering and BESTSELLER. The project aims to validate and scale black pigments derived from waste feedstocks such as industrial carbon, algae and wood that could replace synthetic dyes. Participating innovators such as Graviky Labs, Nature Coating and Living Ink, who produce black pigment from industrial carbon emissions and waste algae, will have their technologies validated and performance of their technical features assessed.
“Alpine Group has bold ambitions and tremendous commitment towards commercialising leading innovations. We are thrilled to bring them onboard as we work collectively to scale technologies that transform an industry.” Katrin Ley, managing director, Fashion for Good.
Posted: February 1, 2023
Source: Alpine Group