Next Monday, September 19, from 11:00 to 13:00, the event “Nextextilegeneration: Innovating in fashion and circular textile” will take place. Within the framework of the Valencia Disseny Week, held every year by the Association of Designers of the Valencian Community (ASCV). This is a hybrid meeting organized by the Finnova Foundation, partner of the European CircularInnoBooster project co-financed by the European Union under the COSME program. Whose objective is to transform fashion and textiles into circular, green and regenerative industries.
Important personalities from the public and private sectors will meet at the Hub Sabadell facilities in Valencia with the aim of promoting alliances that boost the circular and regenerative economy in the textile field, the second most polluting sector in the world. Likewise, an informative and practical panel will be presented with the financing tools that the European Union makes available to agents in the sector and in the NEXTEXTILE STARTUP EUROPE AWARDS 2022 will be announced, within the framework of the European Startup Europe Awards promoted by the European Commission and implemented by the Finnova Foundation.
The event will also include a networking space in which co-innovation and co-creation will be promoted to maximize positive impacts, stimulate alliances and encourage discussions about the importance of supporting art, fashion and design.
Among the main speakers there will be: Sonia Mulero Monroy, director of the Sabadell Bank Foundation; Ana Serratosa, director of the Ana Serratosa Gallery; Rosa Esteban, director of the Valencia School of Superior Art of Design, representatives of the Las Naves innovation center, the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness, StartupUPV, Startup Valencia and the partners of the CirCoAX by CircularInnoBooster project.
People interested in learning more about innovative initiatives to transform fashion and textiles towards more sustainable models can register at the following links to participate virtually or in person (limited places).
About Valencia Disseny Week (#VDW)
The Valencia Disseny Week (#VDW) is an initiative of the Association of Designers of the Valencian Community (ADCV) that has been held since 2009 with the aim of giving visibility to Valencian design, highlighting the existing talent in this sector of the industry creative and bring it closer to society.
About the Association of Designers of the Valencian Community (ADCV)
The Association of Designers of the Valencian Community is a non-profit organization created in 1985 by design professionals to value and promote Valencian design, generating a positive business, cultural, social and environmental impact. They defend the interests of design professionals and strive to meet their needs, promoting the exchange of experiences, connection and learning between creatives in order to keep the design sector in the Valencian Community cohesive.
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. With a duration of 2 years, it has a budget of 1,128,000 euros, 75% co-financed by the European Commission. 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 HumanNation.
About NEXTEXTILE STARTUP EUROPE AWARDS 2022
Next Textile Generation is the initiative of the Finnova Foundation for the dissemination of relevant information for the textile industry and sustainable fashion. Information about the four COSME projects approved in the call for circular fashion: press releases, events and calls, is disseminated through this platform.
COSME is the program for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.