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  • Frontrunners
    The SUSTAINABLE FASHION ALLIANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL MARKETS (Fascinate) is an 18-month project financed by the COSME programme of the European Commission. It aims to support the internationalization of EU textile and fashion SME clusters that are working towards the development of circularity and sustainability in these industries. Besides the textile and fashion industry, this partnership also seekс a cross-sectoral collaboration with the technology (digitalization) and footwear sectors. The project contributes directly to the overall objective
  • DeFine map
    DeFINE is a London College of Fashion-supported project fostering a fashion-tech innovation network across Europe. Leading partners on the project also include Politecnico di Milano, Institute Français de la Mode, Boras INK, and EBN, to name a few. Over the past three years, LCF and our partners have been creating key assets to support the growth of the fashion-tech community, including an online forum, open-access resources, events, our mentoring program, and crucially, their online map
  • The Fascinate project in line with the definition of its strategy as a ESCP-4i Partnership for Internationalization, launches the current public procurement tender in order to develop a comprehensive diagnosis through possible target Markets (Canada, Japan, USA) regarding sustainable fashion/clothing, revealing strategic challenges linked to trends, ethics, most valued points, ideals uncovering international market opportunities for sector SMEs. We are inviting interested applicants to access and read the attached document which includes the objectives, budget allocated
  • Нова ера за европейските модни марки: Дигитализация и устойчивост
    FASCINATE project is organizing its Opening Conference and workshop “A new era for EU fashion brands – Embracing digitalization & Sustainability”, organised in the framework of the ESCP-4i – European Cluster Collaboration Platform. The project’́s aim is to support the internationalization of EU textile and fashion SME clusters that are working towards the development of circularity and sustainability in these industries, and to generate cross-sectoral collaborations, and find sinergies towards addressing the needs of fashion companies when deciding to expand and sell to the
  • 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