RGE Partners with Singapore Fashion Council on Scholarship in Responsible Fashion

RGE, a Singapore-headquartered multinational group of resource-based manufacturing companies, has partnered with the Singapore Fashion Council to offer a “Responsible Fashion Scholarship” (the Scholarship) to outstanding individuals who aspire to contribute to the fashion industry and ecosystem in Singapore, and become future leaders and change-makers in the sector.

The Scholarship, in the form of a one-time merit or potential-based award of S$10,000 that is fully sponsored by RGE, will be offered to Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents who are undertaking full-time undergraduate or post-graduate programme at a reputable local or overseas institution.

Priority will be given to applicants in these three priority areas: Sustainability in the Fashion or Textile Industry, Circularity in the Fashion Industry, and Sustainable Innovation for Material Science/Research for Fashion/Textile Industry.

The award can be used by the scholar to cover costs relating to their full-time programme, including but not limited to tuition fees, compulsory fees or materials for study. Scholars will be required to fulfil commitments during their course of study, and a service commitment in the Singapore fashion sector within two years upon graduation.

RGE has made significant financial and research commitments over the years to advance sustainable fashion and textile recycling, partnering with industry and academia to drive innovation in this space.

These include a funding of around S$3 million over three years to support the Textile & Fashion Federation’s fashion sustainability programme in Singapore and a five-year research collaboration with Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University on innovation in textile recycling technology, the latter of which is part of RGE’s US$200 million commitment on next-generation textile fibre innovation and technology.

These initiatives affirm RGE’s ambitions to be not just the largest viscose producer, but also a leader in sustainable textile fibre production.