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  • Internationalization Strategies for Sustainable Fashion and Textile Brands
    Circular City Week New York will take place online from 22nd to 28th March 2021. Circular City Week is all about taking part in the circular movement and spur action. The festival will be primarily virtual in 2021 and offers a range of opportunities to engage and actively get involved.  We offer you to join an engaging panel discussion and network with experts from the European project FASCINATE. It will take place on March 24, 2021
  • Fashion Together
    Following the successful launch of Fashion Together in September 2020, discover a new and evolved digital experience, designed to bring the industry together, even when we remain apart. Fashion Together will provide key industry insights, as well as a first-hand look at the latest styles, trends and collections through product showcases and our all-encompassing Pure London Virtual Showroom. Tune in on 23rd February 2021 to access it all. Take a virtual tour around the Pure
  • ELIIT
    Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear (TCLF) industries are part of complex and interlinked value chains of fashion, high-end industries and relevant innovative technologies. These sectors are among the most promising and most creative in Europe. According to Eurostat, the TCLF industries represent about 6% of the EU manufacturing employment and generate a turnover of about €210 billion. Textiles, clothing, leather and footwear provide an important contribution to the EU economy with 5 million people employed in the fashion value chain and over
  • Galactica
    GALACTICA project, which aims to foster the creation of new industrial value chains around textile and aerospace sectors based on advanced manufacturing across EU, announced the registration opening for its first-ever Hackathon, with €50.000 in prizes.  SMEs from these sectors as well as other interested parties such as start-ups and university students can form teams and register. One of GALACTICA’s activities is the first Hackathon, which is open to start-ups and SMEs as well as to
  • FASCINATE
    The sponsors of the Fascinate project are Modacc, Denmark’s Lifestyle & Design Cluster, the Bulgarian Fashion Association, the CITEVE technological institute in Portugal, and the Clúster Digital de Catalunya.Funded by the European program COSME, this project will benefit 650 European SMEs. For the first time, the textile and fashion industry and digital technology industry have set to work side by side to determine how they can use the digital sphere to address the needs of
  • Silvia Kabaivanova
    The first fully virtual European Cluster Conference brought together more than 900 stakeholders, policymakers, cluster managers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to discuss and share current and future priorities for cluster policies and developments to support sustainable industry development and interregional cooperation, and to build connections between Europe’s value chains, clusters and ecosystems. Silvia Kabaivanova, Chairman of Bulgarian Fashion Association and editor-in-chief of Be Global Fashion Network, made a speach about How clusters can strengthen the European
  • 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
  • Fascinate meeting
    On 21 & 22 September 2020 took place the First Steering Committee of FASCINATE – Sustainable Fashion Alliance for International Markets in the framework of the Clusters Going International (ESCP-4i) Programme. The partners met online to discuss the future initiatives, which they will organize in the next 18 months. David Garcia, General Manager at MODACC, welcomed all participants and introduced MODACC’s team. David stressed the importance of the 3 main pillars of the FASCINATE project: 1) cooperation between fashion clusters in
  • Global Talents Digital is looking for sustainable emerging designers from all over the world
    Global Talents Digital is announcing a new call out for sustainable emerging designers, inviting them to show their new collections for clients, the press, buyers, celebrity stylists, and industry leaders – by means of video presentations/live streams/AR/VR. The brand-new edition of Global Talents Digital is inspired by sustainability and aims to educate and inspire the world with it. Designers should be focused on one or more directions like upcycling, recycling, ethical fashion, slow fashion, or
  • Rising Star Award
    At a glamorous ceremony, the four most promising young designers were awarded For the first time ever, the Academy of Fashion, with chairman Prof. Lubomir Stoykov, presented the award “Rising Star 2020” with a glamorous ceremony at Vitosha Park Hotel. During the traditional summer event Summer Fashion, four of the most promising young designers of the year were awarded – Kristina Kolodeeva, Marieta Kotova, Hristiana Mutafchieva and Stamena Konstantinova. Host was the charming singer and
  • Mariage Fest Bucharest
    Last week Silvia Kabaivanova (Chairman) and Dean Manev (Vice Chairman) from Bulgarian Fashion Association visited Mariage Fest Bucharest to research the opportunity to present Bulgarian fashion at the next edition of the fair. The event took place from 31 January to 2 February. For three days brides and grooms from all over Romania visited the fair to select their wedding dresses, suits, rings and to plan the whole event. There were so many people waiting
  • Eliit project
    The light industries innovation and technology project (ELIIT project) seeks to support textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) SMEs in enhancing their competitiveness while helping them integrate new technologies in innovative or high added-value products, processes or services.  ELIIT will aid the transfer of innovation and technology as well as the market uptake of innovative solutions by developing concrete pilot actions to improve productivity, value chain integration, and resource efficiency. The ELIIT project will select 25
  • БМА посети Българо-Румънският семинар за новата програма "Хоризонт Европа"
    At the University of Ruse took place the regional Bulgarian and Romanian Stakeholder Workshop on Horizon Europe implementation – the future framework program of the European Union for research and innovations in the period 2021-2027. The organizers were the European Comission, the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research of Romania. More than 250 specialists from different organizations from Bulgaria and Romania attended the event.
  • Charlino at Pitti Uomo 97
    Representatives of Bulgarian Fashion Association visited Pitti Uomo – the world’s most important platform for men’s clothing and accessory collections and for launching new projects in men’s fashion. Created in 1972 Pitti Uomo is held in Florence twice a year. It is famous with the so called “Pitti peacocks” – men who travel to the Pitti Uomo trade show to pose in stylish clothing trying to have a photo taken by the street style photographers