Katty Fashion

Education – Employment Partnership for VET in the fashion sector – E&E Fashion

image3KATTY FASHION is a partner in the European Project E&E Fashion – Education - Employment Partnership for VET in the fashion sector, that has received funding from the European Union’s Erasmus + programme, under the Grant Agreement n° 2016-1-RO01-KA202-024710. The duration of this project will be 24 months as of 1 December 2016. The project is highly supported by the Nord-Est Regional Agency for Development in Romania.

image1The project brings together 9 partners from 4 European countries, forming a transnational cooperation partnership with a balanced regional geographical representation of the Erasmus+ area and with qualitative representation for Romania:

  1. “Ioan C. Stefanescu” Technical College (Romania) – coordinator
  2. Effebi Association (Italia)
  3. “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi (Romania)
  4. Katty Fashion (Romania)
  5. Eurocreea Association (Italy)
  6. Confapi Association (Italy)
  7. Revalento Consultacy BV (Netherland)
  8. Vocational High School of Tailoring “Nedka Ivan Lazarova” (Bulgaria)
  9. Chamber of commerce (Bulgaria)

E&E Fashion aims at developing a European teaching and training Toolkit for practically supporting the implementation of work based learning in all stages of VET. Moreover, the project will support the implementation of quality assurance mechanisms for WBL in VET in the fashion sector with a specific focus on feedback loops between iVET and cVET systems.

More information  about this action can be found on the  project’s website at www.colegiulstefanescu.ro/eefashion

Photo: E&E Fashion project kick-off meeting, Iasi, 12-13 December, 2016


InKreate – 3D: Transfer the real 3D world to interactive creative endeavours in apparel industry

KATTY FASHION is a partner in the European Project InKreate – 3D: Transfer the real 3D world to   interactive creative endeavours in apparel industry, that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, H2020-ICT-2016-2017, under grant agreement No 731885. The duration of this project will be 18 months as of 1 January 2017.

InKreate aims to solve the problems holding back the implementation of low cost 3D scanners and 3D sketching tools by helping the European creative apparel SMEs to reduce the timing and the cost of the design process.

inkreateThe project is coordinated by INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA (SP) – expert in biomechanics and anthropometry, the other partners of this initiative being:

  1. KOZOMARA ZORANA (NL)
  2. BROWZWEAR INTERNATIONAL LTD (IL)
  3. KATTY FASHION SRL (RO)
  4. FUTURE IN TEXTILES ASSOCIATION (RO)
  5. P&R TEXTEIS SA (PT)
  6. ASSOCIACAO TEXTIL E VESTUARIO DE PORTUGAL (PT)
  7. TITERA, TEHNICNO INOVATIVNE TEHNOLOGIJE, DOO (SI)
  8. CONFECCIONES M.R.F. SA (SP)

More information about the Inkreate initiative can be found on the new website launched   this May, www.inkreate.eu.

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Photo: InKreate project kick-off meeting, Valencia, 11-12 January, 2017


Neocel

4BECE710-6KATTY FASHION is, also, a partner in the European Project NeoCel  - Novel processes for sustainable celulose based materials, that has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking, under the European’s Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program, Grant Agreement no. 720729 . The duration of this project will be 36 months as of 1st  September  2016.

The main objective of NeoCel project is to develop innovative and techno-economically feasible alkaline processes enabling the sustainable production of higher quality eco-innovative textile fibres from reactive high-cellulose pulps and integration of these processes with pulp mills.

image3 (1)In NeoCel, a consortium with raw material processing companies, chemical suppliers, equipment producers, SMEs and world-leading research institutes has formed to develop the processes for large scale manufacturing of eco-innovative textile fibers. The consortium expects that a successful NeoCel project will enable creation of 75 000 new jobs and a turn-over increase of 9.5 billion € for European forest products, textile and clothing industries within 15 years.

image4The NeoCel Consortium brings together 14 partners from 6 countries: Sweden, Finland, Germany, Romania, Switzerland and Turkey:

  • 3 research institutes:
    • SP – Technical Research Institute (Sweden) –  Coordinator
    • Innventia AB (Sweden) – Textile Research Institute, innovating on forest raw materials
    • VTT – Technical Research Institute (Finland)
  • 4 SMEs:
    • FOV – adapted apparel manufacturing (SE)
    • Katty Fashion – fashion garments manufacturing (RO)
    • Re: newcell – textile waste recycling / recycling (SE)
    • LIST – high viscosity processing
  • 7 large companies : a forestry company – Domsjö (SE), a chemical producer – Akzo Nobel (SE), an enzyme manufacturer – Roal (FI) and a company active in the field of enzymes – ABE , two machinery engineering companies: Andritz (FI) and Maurer SA (Switzerland), a textile ptoducer: Soktas (Turkey)

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Photo: The NeoCel Kick-off Meeting 21-22 September 2016   Stockholm, Sweden