Fostering Circular Textiles and Fashion in the Mediterranean
On Thursday 5 November 10: 30-12: 45 will take place the web conference “Fostering Circular Textiles and Fashion in the Mediterranean”. The initiative is part of the Recò Festival of Circular Economy and is co-organized by the Prato Textile Museum and Confindustria Toscana Nord as part of the European STAND Up! and TEX MED Alliances, both funded by the European Union through the ENI-CBC MED Program. Through the presentation of the two projects and selected good practices, the conference will offer an overview of the challenges and opportunities offered by the development of a circular textile economy in the Mediterranean basin, both for established companies and for start-ups. The web conference will take place on Facebook Live and also stream on YouTube starting from 10.30 on November 5.
STAND Up! Action on Sustainable Textiles for the Development and Networking of circular economy companies in the Mediterranean is a 30-month project (July 2020-December 2022) that will provide a wide range of innovative solutions and tools – such as training, technical and design, financial support, market opportunities, technology transfer, – to stimulate the birth and growth of eco-innovative companies in the Mediterranean area. About 200 start-ups and young companies will be directly involved in activities and will benefit from the project. Equal opportunities will be ensured for women and young entrepreneurs (25-35 years).
Partners of the STAND Up!
ARC-SCP / RAC Regional Activity Center for Sustainable Consumption and Production, Spain
TEXFOR Textile Industrial Confederation, Spain
BERYTECH Foundation, Lebanon
SEKEM Development Foundation, Egypt
CETTEX – Center Technique du Textile, Tunisia
Textile Museum Foundation of Prato, Italy
CITET – Center International des Technologies de l’Environnement, Tunisia