Katty Fashion

NeoCel Newsletter No. 3 Published

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  • 5.8kg NeoCel fibres to transform into garments

The major target for the pilot scale-up trials at VTT in Finland was to come closer to commercial production. 5.8 kg of fibres are currently at Söktaş in Turkey for fabric finishing treatment, yarn spinning and weaving. Katty Fashion in Romania will use it to design and sew prototype garments.

  • Techno-economic and environmental evaluation in progress

A simulation model of the NeoCel process is being built by RISE in Sweden with data collected from lab-scale and pilot-scale trials which enables mass and energy balances to be extracted.

  • The project initiates four papers


The project has initiated scientific papers of four different topics. Pulp preparation and dissolution methods, enzymatic pre-treatment of pulp and aspects of continuous dissolution, regeneration processes of NeoCel chemicals and process simulation, and environmental impact of variations in the NeoCel process and LCA methodology.

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C-Voucher Program for Acceleration for the Circular Economy

In Santiago de Compostella, 11 semi-finalist companies benefited from two days of coaching sessions and business mentoring from the designated design experts and development agencies from the 6 partner countries.

The winning companies including Katty Fashion have thus started the Acceleration Program for innovative solutions for the circular economy, which will last for 9 months and will include:

  • the assistance of a coaching expert and #designthinking to identify the optimal circular solutions
  • an innovation voucher of 60,000 euros to benefit from expertise from technology providers suited to the solution
  • business mentoring services from consortium partner organizations
    facilitating access to additional funds on the investment market, for the further
    development of the solution and for scalability

The vouchers scheme was addressed to small and medium-sized enterprises in the European Union in the processing, agro-food, textile, health and water industries and will be resumed in the autumn of this year to identify 6 other companies to implement circular economy solutions.

The North-West Regional Development Agency is a partner organization in the C-Voucher project, together with other development and innovation agencies, business accelerators, clusters and universities from 6 European states. The C-Voucher project is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 R&D program, INNOSUP component: https://c-voucher.com



Educaţion – Employment Partnership for VET in the Fashion Sector (Project number 2016-1-RO01-KA202-024710)

Technical College “Ioan C. Ştefănescu” and “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, with financial support from the European Union, through the Erasmus + EU Programme, organise on Tuesday, the 20th November 2018, at 11.15 a.m, the International Conference

” Education. Employment:
Work-Based Learning, a Special Priority for the Fashion sector”.

This conference, hosted by the Auditorium of the “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Bulevardul Carol I, nr. 1, aims at disseminating the intellectual outputs of the Project no. 2016-1- RO01-KA202-024710 “Education –Employment Partnership for VET in the fashion sector”, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

The E&E Fashion Consortium is developing a European teaching and training toolkit for supporting and implementing work-based learning in the textile industry and fashion sector.

For more information, please access the project site: http://www.colegiulstefanescu.ro/eefashion/index.

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:


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

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


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)

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