Tommy Hilfiger is encouraging entrepreneurs across the globe to enter
its “fashion frontier challenge” – a programme that seeks to help start-ups
develop social solutions to positively impact the fashion industry – in an
effort to build on its own sustainability program.
The challenge programme, which has handed out $610,000 (€350,000) over the past two years, will be judged partially by consumers and strives to support BIPOC [Black, Indigenous, and people of colour] entrepreneurs working to create a more inclusive fashion space.
Winners of the programme will receive a total of $348,000 (€200,000)
awarded between them, as well as a year-long mentorship with Tommy Hilfiger
internal experts, a year-long INSEAD mentorship and a place on its social
“[The programme] puts a spotlight on entrepreneurs putting their heart
and soul into making a positive social impact in our industry,” Tommy Hilfiger
“This year, we want to showcase an even more diverse range of perspectives, ideas and communities by supporting BIPOC entrepreneurs. We have a responsibility to drive change across the fashion landscape, and I am honoured to further our commitment to inclusivity and equal representation through the upcoming Tommy Hilfiger fashion frontier challenge.”
Applications close on 8 February 2021.
This story first appeared on our sister publication Inside Retail