- The initiative is part of the Triangular Cooperation for European Union with Latin America and the Caribbean ADELANTE 2 program, which objective is to promote triangular partnerships for innovative initiatives and major impact in the Agenda2030.
This Thursday 24th of November from 14h00 to 18h00 CET, the initiative “Sustainability in the fashion sector for its internationalisation” celebrates its presentation in a hybrid event. This event organised in the framework of the Triangular Cooperation Initiative and co-financed by Ventana ADELANTE brings together experts from Spain, Colombia and Peru, who talk about circularity and sustainability in the textile and fashion sector.
The Finnova Foundation, the Bogota Chamber of Commerce and the Sustainable Fashion Cluster of Peru have joined forces to carry out the initiative Sustainability in the fashion sector for its internationalisation. This initiative, which runs from September 2022 to April 2023, seeks to share the knowledge of the entities of the Alliance to develop and apply models to support companies in the fashion sector, characterised by the promotion of sustainable production that complies with the highest international standards.
The seminar on Thursday 24th tells presentations by textile sector professionals from both the public and private sectors, and representatives of Colombian, Spanish and Peruvian entities, who present different perspectives and tools to solve the problems currently faced by this highly polluting industry.
The event’s agenda also includes a space aimed at presenting the conditions for access to a training cycle for access to the European market, as well as the call for participation in two visits to Peru and Spain.
The event begins with a brief opening speech by Daniel Gómez, Manager of Macrosectorial Articulation at the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota. Subsequently, the first panel presents the role of the Sustainable Fashion Cluster of Peru and Finnova in this initiative. After a short break, Bibian Ximena speaks on behalf of Pacto Global Colombia. After that, José Manuel Perea, Sustainable Fashion Leader at the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia, presents the current situation of sustainability in the fashion sector in his country.
The event closes with two blocks in which several speakers talk about the perspectives of sustainability in the fashion sector in Colombia and sustainability in the fashion sector for its internationalisation.
To attend the event, interested parties must register here.
About the initiative Sustainability in the fashion sector for its internationalisation
The Finnova Foundation, the Bogota Chamber of Commerce and the Sustainable Fashion Cluster of Peru have joined forces to carry out the initiative Sustainability in the fashion sector for its internationalisation, which seeks to share the knowledge of the entities of the Alliance to develop and apply support models for companies in the fashion sector, characterised by the promotion of sustainable production that complies with the highest international standards.
This closes the gaps in the fashion sector in Bogotá and the 59 municipalities in the jurisdiction of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce (CCB) for internationalisation towards European markets. To this end, it has a total budget of 182,696 euros, of which 130,721 are contributed by the European Union and 51,975 come from the counterpart of the triangulation entities.
In order to approach the programme from different perspectives, ADELANTE 2 has different components: Operational support to articulate the European Union-Latin America and the Caribbean Triangular Cooperation ADELANTE Window; analytical support to develop Triangular Cooperation analysis and studies together with the Ibero-American General Secretariat and, finally, institutional support to develop bilateral Triangular Cooperation funds between the EU and selected Latin American and Caribbean countries. In this way, the programme can meet the Sustainable Development Goals to leave no one behind thanks to Triangular Cooperation.
Among other actions, a mapping of certifications and environmental sustainability seals are carried out in the coming months through the transfer of European and regional good practices. In addition, awareness-raising, training and business missions are implemented for the benefit of companies in Bogota and Peru to strengthen the capacities of the Alliance member teams. These actions are focused on achieving greater impact, transfer and scalability of the knowledge generated.
For that purpose, the following activities are foreseen to be implemented:
- Knowledge transfer workshop between officials of the Triangular Cooperation Alliance entities.
- Seminar for the presentation of the Initiative to the different interest groups.
- Training course aimed at entrepreneurs and stakeholders in the fashion sector in Bogota and the region.
- Study visit to Peru by 10 companies from Bogota and the 59 municipalities in the CCB’s jurisdiction, in order to learn about success stories and interact with companies in the fashion sector that, thanks to sustainability and innovation, have been able to access new markets internationally. In future opportunities we will inform the selection criteria.
- Study visit by 5 companies from Bogota and the 59 municipalities of the CCB’s jurisdiction, and 5 companies from Peru to Spain, in order to meet and interact with companies and actors that promote sustainability, innovation and cooperation.
- Holding of an International Sustainability Congress in Bogota, scheduled for April 2023.