Fashion for Good, a global initiative trying to make fashion more sustainable, has welcomed three new participants to its Scaling Programme designed to fast-track the latest technologies for adoption across the apparel supply chain.

Launched in March 2017 by C&A Foundation, the corporate foundation affiliated with global retailer C&A, Fashion for Good is an industry-wide call for collaboration to help brands, retailers and manufacturers find more innovative and sustainable ways of producing fashion.

The three companies – Ambercycle, BEXT360 and Tyton Biosciences – focus on chemical recycling and traceability solutions. They will now get the unique opportunity to connect to manufacturers, brands and investors capable of helping them fast-track the implementation and adoption of their innovations.

The innovators will be supported for a period of 18 months, with clear and jointly defined milestones on each company's roadmap to scale.

Ambercycle focuses on turning post-consumer textile waste into new fibres. Its fibres are used as a direct replacement for traditional polyester. Co-founder of Ambercycle Akshay Sethi says: "The textile industry is on the brink of an incredible transformation. The Scaling Programme of Fashion for Good builds the invaluable setting necessary to translate scientific breakthroughs into technologies that usher in this transformation."

Meanwhile, BEXT360 provides a solution that enables companies to trace assets across the entire value chain using a unique combination of blockchain, IoT, machine vision and artificial intelligence.

"Our vision is to improve the global fashion industry through digital solutions that validate claims about product provenance, product authenticity and the conditions under which products are being made," says Daniel Jones, CEO of BEXT360. It is the first traceability company to join the Fashion for Good Scaling Programme.

Tyton BioSciences recycles discarded clothing to produce the basis of petroleum- and plant-based fabrics. Tyton's virgin-equivalent, market-grade dissolving pulp and petroleum monomers can be sold at the same cost as virgin materials to manufacturers who make fibres. Whether cotton, poly-cotton, polyester, nylon or other fibres, Tyton aims to cost-effectively recycle the materials using water as a solvent.