The textile and fashion industry are one of the most important manufacturing industries in Europe; they are, however, also the second biggest global polluter after the oilindustry. The United Nations(UN), in February 2018, described "Fast Fashion" as an environmental emergency.The European Union(EU)is currently leading the work globally on the environmental challenges of the textile and fashion industry, taking concrete steps,at legislative,policy andprogrammatic level. This has positively impacted EU SMEs working inthese industries, as more and more of them are shifting towards more sustainable modes of design, production and recycle. As such, these companies are achievingelements of differentiationand competitive improvement in the market. The FASCINATEproject aims to leverage this competitive advantage, by helping shape the EU sustainable fashion and textile meta-cluster(s) and at the same time support them in accessing the global value chains.Thus,the proposed project contributes directly to theoverall objective of the COSME programme,by fostering the creation and development of a European Strategic Cluster Partnership –Going International (ESCP-4i)in the textile/fashion sectorandrelated industries (footwear and technology) based on circulareconomy and sustainability principles, which is oriented towards increased internationalizationand strengthened sustainability of European SMEs.
09-2020 a 02-2022
EU GRANT: 199892 EUR
Associació Cluster Digital de Catalunya (SP), Centro Tecnologico das Industrias Textil e do Vestuario de Potugal (PT), Bulgarian Fashion Association (BG), DenErhvervsdrivende Fond Development CentreUMT (DK)