The Sustainable Innovation in Fashion 2020 Expert Mission travelled to the USA in October 2019.

Innovate UK’s Global Missions Programme is one of its most important tools to support the UK’s Industrial Strategy’s ambition for the UK to be the international partner of choice for science and innovation. Global collaborations are crucial in meeting the Industrial Strategy’s Grand Challenges and will be further supported by the launch of a new International Research and Innovation Strategy.


The Global Expert Missions, led by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), play an important role in building strategic partnerships, providing deep insight into the opportunities for UK innovation and shaping future programmes.



Innovate UK has identified the UK fashion industry as a priority sector to help catalyse business models and solutions that both advance the economic potential of the sector and address environmental sustainability challenges. However, given the global nature of the fashion industry,
many of the sustainability challenges of the industry will require knowledge exchange and a collaborative approach. For this reason, the mission was tasked with exploring what is happening in the US fashion industry and developing opportunities for working together for mutual benefit.


The Sustainable Innovation in Fashion 2020 Expert Mission travelled to USA in October 2019 and in the publication, KTN share the information and insights gathered during the delegation’s time there.


Read the latest Global Expert Mission Report “US Sustainable Innovation in Fashion 2020” here.

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