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October 06, 2023 2 min read

Welcome back to the good news hub GFZ's! 

We've got some exciting news that's about to take your wardrobe and the planet by storm. eBay Australia is launching a $200,000 Circular Fashion Fund, and it's time to get your sustainable style game on! 

Imagine a world where fashion isn't just fabulous but also eco-friendly. eBay Australia's Circular Fashion Fund is all about making that dream a reality. They're on a mission to support and encourage sustainable fashion practices, and they're putting their money where their mouth is!

Turning Preloved into Precious:

Circular fashion is all about the art of recycling and reusing. It's like turning yesterday's outfit into tomorrow's treasure. With this fund, eBay is empowering fashion lovers to buy and sell preloved clothing, reducing fashion's carbon footprint one thread at a time.

But here's the exciting part: eBay is offering grants to fashion businesses and entrepreneurs who have innovative ideas for making fashion more circular. If you've ever dreamt of starting your sustainable fashion brand or launching a recycling initiative, this could be your golden ticket, as this isn't just for businesses; it's for eco-conscious individuals too. If you're passionate about sustainable fashion and love hunting for unique, second-hand gems, or maybe it's just time to clean out your closet and make some extra cash while helping the planet.

A little more on how it all works... 

  1. Who Can Apply: The Circular Fashion Fund is open to a wide range of applicants, from fashion startups and established brands to individuals with innovative ideas. Whether you're a fashion designer looking to create sustainable collections or a tech-savvy individual with a game-changing recycling concept, this fund is your chance to shine.

  2. Grant Opportunities: eBay Australia will be awarding grants from the $200,000 fund to the most promising projects and initiatives. These grants will provide financial support and resources to turn your circular fashion dreams into reality. It's not just about reducing waste; it's also about fostering creativity and innovation in the sustainable fashion space.

  3. Circular Fashion Initiatives: The Circular Fashion Fund encourages projects that focus on various aspects of circular fashion. This could include initiatives such as upcycling clothing, developing sustainable fabric alternatives, creating recycling programs, or launching innovative second-hand fashion platforms. Your idea could be the next big thing in sustainable style!

  4. Environmental Impact: eBay Australia is committed to supporting initiatives that have a positive environmental impact. So, if your project reduces greenhouse gas emissions, conserves water, or minimizes textile waste, you'll be in the spotlight.

  5. Marketplace Promotion: Successful applicants will not only receive financial support but also gain visibility on eBay's platform. This means more exposure and potential customers for your circular fashion creations or services.

Are you ready to be a part of the circular fashion revolution? Apply here before November 10th or forward this to your fashion-loving friends and fellow eco-warriors. Together, we can turn the fashion industry into a force for good.

Until next week GFZ's! 

Much love, 

GFZ Team xx 

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