Connect with us

Fashion

Tommy Hilfiger Announces Fashion Frontier Challenge Winners – Sourcing Journal

Published

on

 


Tommy Hilfiger has announced the winners of its annual Fashion Frontier Challenge, a global design and innovation program that highlights the work of emerging designers in the industry.

Designed to identify and promote ideas that create greater inclusivity in the fashion industry, the three-year program held its final virtual event on January 12-13. Six finalists presented their concepts to a judging panel, and two companies – Netherlands-based Lalaland.ai and Rwandan brand UZURI K&Y – were selected as winners, to share a $228,000 prize. The winners, selected from a pool of 430 startups from 22 countries, will also participate in a year-long mentorship program with experts from Tommy Hilfiger and INSEAD.

Lalaland.ai’s platform uses artificial intelligence to create ethnically diverse and different-sized virtual models for use by e-commerce businesses. Michael Musandu, co-founder and CEO of the group, described inclusivity as the core of Lalaland’s vision. “Being part of the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge has brought incredible insights and will elevate our AI solution to reach more people than we could have ever imagined,” he said, adding, “our team is eager to provide a welcoming online shopping experience, then no the consumer feels underrepresented.

UZURI K&Y, meanwhile, produces eco-friendly footwear from recycled car tires collected in sub-Saharan Africa. The brand employs local women and donates shoes to underserved young people in the area. Co-Founder and CEO Kevine Kagirimpundum said UZURI K&Y is “dedicated to making a real impact and inspiring today’s youth to create a cleaner future”.

“This opportunity provided mentorship, strategic advice and gave us a platform to share our dream of bringing sustainable footwear options from Africa to the global market,” she added.

Ideas were submitted to the Fashion Frontier Challenge board in January 2021, and jurors focused on supporting and amplifying the efforts of Black and diverse entrepreneurs during this cycle. For the first time, Tommy Hilfiger fans were also invited to participate in the first phase of the challenge and vote online.

Fans were encouraged to vote at the January event, and a third group received $17,000 to advance their idea. Voters chose Clothes to Good, a social enterprise focused on creating micro-business and job opportunities for people with disabilities in South Africa through textile recycling. “It’s humbling to know that others believe in our dream of truly making a difference for people with disabilities and their families,” said Tammy Greyling, Director of Operations and Occupational Therapist. “We feel blessed to be recognized by viewers of the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge, it’s an experience we will never forget.”

This year’s jurors included founder Tommy Hilfiger, CEO Martijn Hagman and executive vice president of sustainable business and innovation Esther Verburg, as well as actress and director Yara Shahidi, assistant professor at INSEAD and entrepreneur Adrian Johnson, Managing Director of Fashion for Good Katrin Ley, and Yvonne Bajela, founding and principal member of investment firm Impact X Capital.

“This stimulating challenge brought together passionate and hard-working people with new ideas on how to create a fashion future we can all expect,” Tommy Hilfiger said in a statement. “It was an impressive final event, and I’m proud to continue this journey with the entrepreneurs who showcased groundbreaking and impactful solutions that challenge the way we think, build, and create.”

The Fashion Frontier Challenge will begin accepting applications for its fourth cycle in March.

Sources

1/ https://Google.com/

2/ https://sourcingjournal.com/denim/denim-business/tommy-hilfiger-fashion-frontier-challenge-diversity-innovation-fashion-323339/

The mention sources can contact us to remove/changing this article

What Are The Main Benefits Of Comparing Car Insurance Quotes Online

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 24, 2020, / Compare-autoinsurance.Org has launched a new blog post that presents the main benefits of comparing multiple car insurance quotes. For more info and free online quotes, please visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/the-advantages-of-comparing-prices-with-car-insurance-quotes-online/ The modern society has numerous technological advantages. One important advantage is the speed at which information is sent and received. With the help of the internet, the shopping habits of many persons have drastically changed. The car insurance industry hasn't remained untouched by these changes. On the internet, drivers can compare insurance prices and find out which sellers have the best offers. View photos The advantages of comparing online car insurance quotes are the following: Online quotes can be obtained from anywhere and at any time. Unlike physical insurance agencies, websites don't have a specific schedule and they are available at any time. Drivers that have busy working schedules, can compare quotes from anywhere and at any time, even at midnight. Multiple choices. Almost all insurance providers, no matter if they are well-known brands or just local insurers, have an online presence. Online quotes will allow policyholders the chance to discover multiple insurance companies and check their prices. Drivers are no longer required to get quotes from just a few known insurance companies. Also, local and regional insurers can provide lower insurance rates for the same services. Accurate insurance estimates. Online quotes can only be accurate if the customers provide accurate and real info about their car models and driving history. Lying about past driving incidents can make the price estimates to be lower, but when dealing with an insurance company lying to them is useless. Usually, insurance companies will do research about a potential customer before granting him coverage. Online quotes can be sorted easily. Although drivers are recommended to not choose a policy just based on its price, drivers can easily sort quotes by insurance price. Using brokerage websites will allow drivers to get quotes from multiple insurers, thus making the comparison faster and easier. For additional info, money-saving tips, and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ Compare-autoinsurance.Org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc. "Online quotes can easily help drivers obtain better car insurance deals. All they have to do is to complete an online form with accurate and real info, then compare prices", said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company. CONTACT: Company Name: Internet Marketing CompanyPerson for contact Name: Gurgu CPhone Number: (818) 359-3898Email: [email protected]: https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ SOURCE: Compare-autoinsurance.Org View source version on accesswire.Com:https://www.Accesswire.Com/595055/What-Are-The-Main-Benefits-Of-Comparing-Car-Insurance-Quotes-Online View photos

ExBUlletin

to request, modification Contact us at Here or [email protected]