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eBay Circular Innovation Fund Finalists! & Cranfield University GFIL Winners!

Updated: Sep 5, 2023

SAGES has really been on a roll this year.


We were recently named as one of the six semi-finalists in eBay UK's Circular Fashion Innovator's Fund in partnership with the British Fashion Council. The competition aims to encourage small businesses specializing in circular fashion solutions and offer them a platform to bring their innovative ideas to the market.


We are delighted to have been recognized for our work in the sustainable fashion industry, and we are honoured to have won £15,000 in funding. This funding will help us to invest in much-needed equipment. Other semi-finalists include Pip and Henry, a label that has created a shoe that grows with a child’s foot, making it easy to disassemble into parts for recycling. Circular Inc. Ltd., a provider of circular and sustainable solutions for sportswear and outdoor retailers. And many congratulations to the winners, The Seam, a conscious on-demand tailoring service making clothing alterations and repairs accessible through tech to both consumers and fashion retailers.


In addition to this amazing accomplishment, SAGES London has recently won a new funding grant of £50,000 from Cranfield University's GFIL Fund, which is fantastic news for our team. The GFIL Fund supports an innovation funnel, covering all TRLs - ideas and research, development, deployment, and commercialization. Read more here


We are thrilled to have received this grant as it will enable us to take our work to the next level. This grant will allow us to continue to refine and perfect our products, carry out more extensive research and develop new technologies that will enable us to create higher quality and purer dyes.


We are excited to see where this funding will take us and are grateful to Cranfield University's GFIL Fund for their support. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to explore new avenues and continue to innovate in the circular economy space.


With both projects, we are proud to be part of the growing community of startups and innovators that are working to build a more sustainable future. We believe that by working together and supporting each other, we can create a more sustainable and environmentally conscious world.

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