Growing a business is hard and we feel your pain. Given the flooded market and difficult retail landscape, you’ve got your work cut out for you. But fret not, we’ve found a few kind souls who are trying to make it just a little bit easier for you. Here’s 7 grant competitions for you ethical fashion entrepreneurs out there.
Upcoming or Ongoing
TOMS Social Entrepreneur Fund
Who | Innovative business models that create meaningful change, for-profit, direct social mission, has launched (or will in 90 days of deadline), clear revenue streams & paying customers, a minimum of $100k from other investors/VC’s/funds/accelerators
Deadline | Ongoing applications accepted
What | Equity investment
Project Entrepreneur - Rent The Runway Foundation
Who | Majority female owned & led business, 18 years+, US resident, use technology as a competitive advantage, have prototype/beta in place, be original
Deadline | November 21st
What | $10,000 and an NYC weekend workshop, Rent the Runway 5 week Accelerator Program
New York Fashion Tech Lab
Who | Majority female owned & led business, with innovative models at the intersection of fashion, retail & technology
Deadline | December 12th
What | 12 week accelerator
You Missed 2016, But There’s Always Next Year…
Eileen Fisher Women Owned Business Grant
Who | Majority female owned & led business, in operation for 3 years minimum, revenues not exceeding $1 Million, creating environmental and social change
Deadline | May
What | $120,000 for up to 10 recipients, 2 day workshop in NYC
H&M Global Change Award
Who | Early stage ideas that present new circular approaches to the fashion industry through business model, materials, and production processes.
Deadline | October 31st
What | 5 winners share a 1 Million Euro grant and access to an innovation accelerator
BOF Future VOICES
Who | 30 years & under in fashion with a passion for the future of the global fashion industry
Deadline | November 7th
What | 10 winners attend the VOICES conference in England, pitch to the top players in the fashion industry, plus one year mentor program
Tory Burch Foundation Fellowship
Who | Majority female owned & led business, 21 years+, US resident
Deadline | November 10th
What | One year fellowship with TB Foundation, $10,000 grant for business education, 3 day workshop in NYC, compete for $100,000 investment
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