CirCoAX by CircularInnoBooster promotes the integration of Sustainbility in fashion and textiles with a high-level online webinar

The online webinar “Nextextilegeneration: integrating SDGs in the Fashion & Textile Industries” will take place on the Next Wednesday, September 28, at 16:00 CET. The purpose will be to showcase ideas and projects that integrate Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), drawing inspiration for other public and private actors across Europe. This event is organized by Finnova Foundation, partner of the European CircularInnoBooster project co-financed by the European Union under the COSME program. This project aims at transforming the fashion and textile industries into circular, regenerative and sustainable ones.

This webinar will take part in the framework of the European Week for Sustainable Development and Nextextilegeneration initiative. The former is a European-wide initiative to stimulate and make visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development. The later aims at giving visibility and empowering ground-breaking ideas on sustainable practices in fashion and textiles. By the means of this platform, Finnova disseminates relevant information related to the industry with information on other European projects.

The event will be divided into four panels with high-level speakers from institutions such as Begoña Guzmán,Head of Culture for Social Transformationat UNESCO Etxea,   and Christian Daube, Strategic Programmes Builder, ClimAccelerator Community at EIT Climate KIC, within the Institutional Panel. Secondly, it will discuss the integration of SDG’s into the textile industry with members of CirCoAX by CircularInnoBooster such as the leader Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) with Mercedes Marin and Paloma García from The Circular Project. Thirdly, the Nextextilegeneration initiative will be presented by CEO at Finnova Foundation, Juan Manuel Revuelta. Finally, there will be a whole panel dedicated to different projects that are working on environmental, governance, and social areas.

Participants will learn on how to take active role in this transformation, no matter their sector or background. They will also have the opportunity to network, which will stimulate alliances and enable further discussions on innovation and sustainability in this sector.

To attend this webinar, participants have to register via this link and add the event to their agenda.

About CircularInnoBooster

CircularInnoBooster Fashion and Textile (F&T) is a project funded by the Program for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (COSME) of the European Union.

The CircularInnoBooster project aims to transform companies in the textile and fashion industry into sustainable, circular and regenerative companies. It has a budget of 1,128,000 euros, 75% co-financed by the European Commission for the duration of two years. The project is made up of an international consortium led by the European Institute of Design (IED), together with Texfor, Circulab, Finnova and The Circular Project with Human Nation.

About COSME

COSME is the program for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EISMEA), of the European Commission.

Through this program, assistance is offered to SMEs so that they can develop their business models, access financing and internationalize. Likewise, support is offered to public administrations so that they can improve the business environment and facilitate economic growth in the European Union. During the 2014-2020 funding period, this program allocated €2.3 billion to support SMEs.

About IED

The Istituto Europeo di Design is an academic institution that operates in the field of education, training and research in the disciplines of design, fashion, visual communication and management. IED has branches in Spain (Madrid and Barcelona), Italy (Milan, Rome and 5 other cities) and Brazil (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro). It operates in various EU and COSME countries through collaborations and agreements with institutions, business support organisations, teachers, experts and mentors. IED is based on a wide network of connections in the F&T (Fashion and Textile) sector.

About Finnova

Finnova is a foundation that works for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship at the EU level. Headquartered in Brussels, it operates through collaborations and partnerships in all the countries of the European Union. Finnova’s experience leading communication activities and dissemination of European projects is combined with a solid proven experience in the creation of companies and business support programs, such as accelerators, incubators and selection and award of ceremonial events.

About Texfor

Texfor is the reference textile association in Spain with 400 members. Founded in November 2010 and based in Catalonia, it brings together companies from the entire textile value chain, from yarns to fabrics, as well as accessories, finishing processes, printing and dyeing for the clothing industry, home textiles and technical / industrial. Texfor has specialization and experience, having worked in important committees of experts at the European Union level: university and professional training, development of financial capacities, transversal collaboration, promotion I+D+I, specialized services and leadership in sustainability focused on the circular economy.

About Circulab

Circulab is a business design studio and laboratory specializing in the development of transformational methodologies, tools and programs to help companies develop circular and sustainable business models. Circulab has designed a set of tools to implement the circular economy model in companies. It operates in more than 23 countries, 9 of them from the European Union, supporting projects through more than 60 independent business consultants, applying the circular methodology and tools.

 About The Circular Project with HumanNation

TCP (The Circular Project) favors and promotes circular and sustainable fashion in different fields, offering the fashion industry a communication strategy based on a transversal and systemic approach to the circular economy. TCP combines social, ethical, environmental and economic aspects and has a strong presence and connections in the world of sustainable fashion.

TCP has promoted the Madrid Circular Sustainable Fashion Week, a unique event of its kind, and acts as the headquarters of the Spanish Association for Sustainability, Innovation and Circularity in the Fashion Industry. TCP is also an ambassador for Sannas (Business Association of the Triple Income Statement) and has collaborated with a wide range of Spanish, European and Latin American institutions and companies. The Circular Project works with Human Nation to co-design and develop CirCoAX. HumanNation is a consulting company specialized in the development of innovation ecosystems and transformative and disruptive companies for the “new economy”. It is based on the fourth economic sector, systems thinking and co-creation. It sensitizes organizations and ecosystems to respect planetary limits and the social fabric, creating resilient local economies with a global perspective.

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