We are thankful to Xinterra, Singapore Fashion Council’s recent graduate from Cohort 7 of The Bridge Fashion Innovator Programme, for their kind donation of $1000 prize money received for their win as Best Showcase.

Co-founders of Xinterra, Patrick Teyssonneyre and Jatin Kumar together with Charles Ling, Senior Director in Innovation and Technology from Singapore Fashion Council, presented the cheque to Emily Ong, Director of Strategy & Innovation and Enabling Village on February 13, 2023.

Patrick and Jatin shared that the reason behind the donation is to support the Enabling Village, where fashion social enterprises are given a platform to engage persons with disabilities meaningfully.

We are deeply heartened and encouraged by their act of kindness and support to continue our disability inclusion efforts in enabling people with disabilities.

This donation will contribute towards Enabling Village’s expansion plans to build a 4-storey extension building, aimed on honing and harnessing the creative talents of persons with disabilities, building their independent living skills and improving their caregivers’ wellbeing.

About Xinterra and its founders

Xinterra was founded in 2021 by a 7 founding members, composed of world-class materials engineers with a combined 90 years of experience making new materials in solar energy, thermoelectrics, green chemistry, and nanomaterials.

Their purpose is to help companies to radically accelerate the development and application of new materials for sustainability using its platform that combine Artificial Intelligence systems and High Throughput Experimentation tools. Through Xinterra’s unique platform called Xinterra Design Factory, they create a new generation of materials for direct air capture which absorbs carbon dioxide from the air through textiles, paints and coatings.

To learn more, visit Xinterra’s website here: https://xinterra.tech/

About The Bridge Fashion Innovator (TBFI)

Set up by Singapore Fashion Council, The Bridge Fashion Innovator (TBFI) is a regional Fashion and Lifestyle innovation hub that bridges the gap between Fashion, Technology and Sustainability. Supported by the Singapore government, the 8-week Bootcamp is a structured programme that identifies and grooms early-stage startups in the Fashion and Lifestyle sector to refine and validate their products, services or solutions; as well as business and commercialization strategies through knowledge transfer from industry mentors and a series of design thinking workshops.

Their aim is to bring these businesses closer to market and investor readiness. Beyond the boot camp, participants will also be exposed to the innovation community through networking and events, equipping them with the knowledge, tools and opportunities for business partnership and continued fundraising.

To learn more, follow the link here: https://www.sgfashioncouncil.org.sg/business-incubation-programme/