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eBay’s Circular Fashion Fund

eBay is proud to announce that our Circular Fashion Fund—our funding project in partnership with The British Fashion Council is back again this year. We’re dedicated to fostering fashion’s circular economy, providing opportunities for businesses that bring new technology and services to make us think differently about circular fashion.
Over the decades, eBay has carved a path for the circular economy as the number one online resale marketplace for second-hand fashion in the market. We have always led in this space and the fund is focused on scaling and developing the circular economy by supporting innovation.

Entries are now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for the eBay Circular Fashion Fund 2023.

What is circular fashion?

Picture a circle—it’s continuous, with no harsh edges. It’s a good way of thinking about how we should approach fashion. No hard stops and no waste, just a continuous appreciation of the clothes we wear, whether we pass them to a friend or list them on eBay. And, as circular fashion grows in popularity, and importance for the planet, we want to ensure that we are there with the technology that will aid our buyers and sellers; that's where eBay’s Circular Fashion Fund comes in.

Who we’re looking for

The eBay Circular Fashion Fund is seeking to support innovative businesses that are using technology to change customer behaviour within the fashion industry. We are looking for forward-thinking solutions which will develop the way we think about fashion's circular economy.

Successful applicants will get:

Up to £25,000 in funding to grow your business

Bespoke mentoring programme with internal and external industry leads

Networking opportunities

How does the judging process work?

  • The application will launch Monday, 25 September 2023 and the closing date will be Friday, 20 October 2023.
  • Applicants will be informed if they have been shortlisted by Monday, 6 November 2023. 
  • Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the eBay team. The next process will be to pitch their proposals to a panel committee consisting of industry experts and eBay leadership w/c 13 November 2023.

Who is eligible?

In order to be considered for the eBay Circular Fashion Fund, applicants should meet the following criteria:

1

The applicant’s company should be based in the United Kingdom and registered with Companies House (not sole trader) and can be a charity, social enterprise or registered company.

2

Applicants should be trading for a minimum of 6 months and a max of 6 years.

Please note this is open to both eBay and non eBay sellers.

Who fits the assessment criteria?

Applications will be reviewed against the following areas:

  • The ability to leverage emerging technologies to create products or services which advances fashion's circular economy.
  • Have a unique value proposition that has game-changing advantages over other alternatives.
  • The business model is commercially viable and economically desirable.
  • The business not only addresses a need but also solves a problem.
  • Has an immediate and longer-term impact on people and the planet.
  • Quality and completeness of application form.

Ready to revolutionise fashion?

Entries are now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for the eBay Circular Fashion Fund 2023. Thank you for your interest and we are already looking forward to next year. See you then!

We are working in support with environmental charity Hubbub to administer the grant.

HUBBUB

In partnership with:

BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL