Call for applications

The aim of the competition is to reward innovation and business models in circular/sustainable/eco-responsible fashion.

The call for applications concerns projects with products and/or services that innovate in the application of circular economy principles in the Linen, Textiles & Footwear, Professional Textiles, Textile Accessories & Luggage sectors (only those incorporating textiles).

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The call for applications is open to different categories:

  • Businesses: VSEs, SMEs, large companies, start-ups, etc. with a legal structure already in place.
  • Associations subject to VAT
  • Incubated projects that can provide proof of incubation

Whatever the legal form of the project owner, projects must aim to bring a B2B or B2C product and/or service to market.

Candidates must reside in France, Belgium or the Netherlands.

Innovations will be evaluated by an international jury of industry experts.
And in September, at the end of this first phase, 15 finalists will be chosen.
Then, for one month, the competing projects will be put to the public vote via an online platform.

Good to know too: at the same time, they will be exhibited at the Manufacture de Roubaix, a museum of textile memory and creation. This is an important opportunity to discover products, prototypes and innovations in situ, in all their materiality.

Finally, the Trophées will conclude in early December with the now traditional awards ceremony, held at a prestigious venue in the Lille area.

The project will address one or more of the circular fashion themes:



  • To think the product and/or service in its entire life cycle in order to limit the impacts in the production phase (zero waste...), use (reparability, durability), maintenance (washing...) or end of life (recyclability), for a new product or a product already on the market 
  • Promote the incorporation of used, recycled or new less polluting materials by reducing the number of different materials used and other disruptors to facilitate recycling.
  • Promote the development of short supply chains using local materials and know-how 
  • Develop less polluting finishing methods (shorter steps, plant dyes, etc.)
  • Adopt a business model that challenges the consumer's buying act by promoting sober consumption of the products and/or services offered
  • Minimise surplus – stocks/manufacture on demand
  • Minimise microplastic release


  • Encourage more sober consumption
  • Encourage Used, Reuse, Repair, Reuse, Redesign/Rebuild practices  
  • short distribution channels and sober distribution practices  
  • Develop new services to minimise the quantity of clothing purchased: rental, functional economy, collaborative and sharing economy (bartering, donations, etc.).  
  • Involve consumers in the production process (co-production, etc.) and inform them better about the traceability, impact, maintenance, etc. of their product.


  • Develop efficient systems for collecting (e.g. deposit boxes...), preparing for recycling and recycling products in a closed loop (in the same production process) or in an open loop (new outlets).
  • Communication and awareness of sorting gestures
  • Recycle materials considered as waste (including those from sectors other than textiles: agri-food, ocean plastic, etc.)