Programs and initiatives
FORO MODA ÉTICA LATINOAMERICANA
Since 2008, Foro Moda Ética Latinoamérica is an open interdisciplinary collaboration platform that actively collaborates in creating knowledge and tools for systemic change around the inclusion of SDGs in the textile and fashion industry.
Adriana Marina, as founder of "animaná y Hecho x Nosotros", leads an academic network of collaboration with young professionals from all over the world. This continuous work immersed in knowledge networks allows us to give visibility and greater importance to the potential of Latin America in the world.
Hecho x Nosotros University enables textile designers to serve as main actors by co-creating with producers for systemic change.
This is why we co-created courses, seminars, training and talks with the aim of involving students, entrepreneurs, designers, professionals from different areas. Hence, creating the space for talks and webinars called The HxN University.
The HxN University is a virtual education space focused on sustainability, networking of sustainable resources, and the development of social enterprises and creative industries in Latin America.
In training sessions and workshops, fiber producers and processors gain managerial, technological and design skills they can use to increase their production and strengthen their livelihoods.
Over the past decade, we have shared tools with over 7,500 artisans and 300 micro, small and medium enterprises.
Hecho por Nosotros University is currently preparing a new specialization: Systemic Change and Social Innovation in Creative Industries.
We are excited to announce that HxN has secured a place on the Dela Accelerator Program co-created by Ashoka Globalizer and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship.
Together, IKEA Social Entrepreneurship and Ashoka work with social entrepreneurs and learn from their work and approaches while supporting them to achieve a bigger impact.
In Swedish 'Dela' means 'to share'. That’s exactly what the IKEA Social Entrepreneurship B.V. and Ashoka accelerator is all about.The accelerator program supports leading social entrepreneurs whose solutions redefine the underlying root cause of social problems.
We will be working with IKEA and ASHOKA experts to develop our strategy for systemic change, emphasizing the toolkit project, along with other initiatives.
HxN has been an Ashoka Fellow since 2008 and was one of 10 ASHOKA fellows worldwide who were selected.
Women's Initiative for Social Entrepreneurship (WISE)
HxN has been selected for a WISE Latin America mentorship program. WISE stands for Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) Entrepreneurship. The program consists of monthly meetings with business development mentors who will guide us in the pivotal next step in scaling our organisation.
One of WISE Latin America’s key objectives is to foster an entrepreneurial spirit among women and support high impact business initiatives. Their expertise will guide us as we develop an interactive platform to showcase our educational resources and capacity building tools. Moreover, they will help us amplify our impact on MSME suppliers, the majority of which are women, through capacity building, market access, and livelihood creation.
These are critical aspects since increased market access, in tandem with capacity building efforts, has been shown to alleviate poverty, strengthen livelihoods and generate enduring economic growth. In our globalized economy, competition is fiercer than ever, and MSMEs lack the political and financial support to integrate their value chains with global markets.
We believe technology implementation is crucial to facilitate equitable market access therefore, HxN is creating an open-access, digital marketplace to promote a more sustainable value chain and empower workers in the fashion industry.
Systemic Change and Social Innovation
HxN’s Systemic Change and Social Innovation initiative is creating educational materials and resources centered around sustainability, technology, creative industries and much more.
In the face of complex challenges, there are not enough people operating with the capacity to shift systems. In this global emerging area of practice, people need to learn from one another’s experience so they aren’t starting from scratch.
Building a global community of change agents is our best chance to accelerate a transition to a sustainable future. That's why we are organising a school of systems change webinar series, it equip people with the
capabilities to lead system change initiatives addressing complex sustainability challenges.
Participating in the program advances the forming of a global community of change agents tackling complex challenges and accelerating a transition to a sustainable future. Big issues and big changes need big actions. The methodology is based on learning-by-doing experience, encouraging active, empirical learning to draw innovative ways of thinking and best practices to rethink problems and solutions. The best way for students to learn is by being active: when students are thinking critically and deeply, when they are relating new information to their existing world, and when they are actively sharing and contributing to their learning community.
The initiative is producing content in Spanish and Portuguese and we look forward to more updates. If you would like to get involved, please write to: email@example.com
The “HxN Young Advocates for Change” program is a sustainability and circularity education scheme that is centred on the fashion world and its possible revolutions from within. Its aim is to provide young people, aged between 16 and 25 years, with educational material, practical tools, and a digital platform to empower them as changemakers in the fashion industry.
The idea is to gather students from all around the world and give them the opportunity to learn, gain skills and exchange ideas on how to drive sustainability and circular fashion forward. As part of the program, they will be engaged in a series of activities and events aimed at promoting a more transparent, fair, and accountable fashion industry.
By adding their powerful voices to the HxN movement, the participants of the program are going to become part of systemic and revolutionary change in favour of human and Nature’s rights.