Project proposals should have a social impact, whether involving enhancing the lives of the people or communities within the fashion value chain, the second life of a garment, marketing or advertising in the industry, or other aspects of fashion

Project proposals should have a social impact, whether involving enhancing the lives of the people or communities within the fashion value chain, the second life of a garment, marketing or advertising in the industry, or other aspects of fashion

A new innovation challenge from PVH Corp's Tommy Hilfiger business aims to support entrepreneurial start-ups and scale-up stage businesses that are developing solutions with a positive social impact on the fashion value chain.

Winners of the Tommy Hilfiger Social Innovation Challenge will receive a year-long mentorship with the company's internal experts globally, in addition to a grant of up to EUR100,000 (US$137,908) and a place on the INSEAD business school's Social Entrepreneurship Program (ISEP).

"The future success of our industry depends on proactively discovering and nurturing innovative projects that can create real social change," Tommy Hilfiger says. He adds the new initiative "is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on incredible ideas that could change the lives of people through a more positive and inclusive fashion landscape."

Interested businesses should submit project proposals that have a social impact, whether involving enhancing the lives of the people or communities within the fashion value chain, the second life of a garment, marketing or advertising, or other aspects of fashion.

Seven finalists will be invited to develop their project plans with the support of a team of dedicated Tommy Hilfiger subject-matter experts during a one week "'sprint' at the Tommy Innovation Centre in Amsterdam. They will pitch their finalised concept at the global Tommy Hilfiger Social Innovation Challenge event in early 2019, where a panel will select three winners who will be awarded between EUR50,000 and EUR100,000 to support their ventures.

Applications are open from 26 April to 5 June, and can be submitted here