The why of the ReFashion project: The fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world just after the oil industry. European consumption of textiles has the fourth highest impact on the environment and climate change, after food, housing and mobility. It is the third sector for higher use of water and land use, and fifth for the use of primary raw materials and greenhouse gas emissions.
The new EU strategy for sustainable and circular textiles aims to create a greener, more competitive and more modern sector, more resistant to global shocks. The changes to be made are drastic and many businesses will be affected due to the lack of specialized education and preparation, especially the small and medium size enterprises.
The what of the ReFashion project: There are solutions and alternatives to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry. The first step lies in building awareness and willingness to change. During the next 2 years, the project partners will take actions in this regard.
We will start by an research related to the knowledge and the skills needed to facilitate the development and implementation of sustainable solutions for the fashion and textile industries (Expert job profile). This research will allow us to provide de most suitable training material for the future and established professionals working in the fashion and textile industries (ReFashion Training Course).
ReFashion Consumer Guide will focus on raising awareness and sustain the consumers on how to be responsible, change their consumption behaviour and lifestyle.
SUSTAINAGILE (2020 – 2021)
Project’s main objective: Innovation of the work environment for a sustainable fashion industry – an initiative led by employees from fashion industry to analyze Agile practices and identify ways in which to integrate these in their work.
Katty Fashion is the beneficiary of the Agile learning practices through a virtual laboratory in online working space – a platform provided by Atelierul de Idei , the only Romanian company certified to support training and consulting activities in the Agile area applied in human resources.
Project funding: This project has received funding from European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program / Start at Best Call for Funding Proposals/20200302/EU.
Project’s main objective: Support European SMEs in transforming their value chains (business models) from linear to circular ones.
Katty Fashion was the beneficiary of Innovation Voucher (1st Call) which enabled the implementation of a circular solution proposal titled “To Zero Waste in Garment Design and Manufacturing”. Solution’s objective was to develop collaborative, efficient and sustainable product development process by leveraging the use of various digital tools including 3D virtual prototyping.
Project funding: Horizon 2020, EC Circular Economy Acceleration Program for SMEs, C-Voucher – Circularize ValUe CHains across European Regional Innovation Strategies.
Project’s main objective: Support for Digitalisation to enhance SMEs’ capacity to go international and innovate.
Katty Fashion was the beneficiary of the Pilot Project “Digital Enablers in SMEs”.
Project funding: Co-financed by the European Commission’s DG CONNECT based on the proposal by the European Parliament.
Project’s main objective: Facilitate fashion design development and decision-making process by creating a software solution uniquely adapted to the needs of the fashion industry.
Project funding: InKreate has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, H2020-ICT-2016-2017.
Project’s main objective: Develop innovative and economically feasible processes for sustainable production of high quality textile fibers from reactive high-cellulose pulps.
Project funding: Neocel has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European’s Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program.
E&E Fashion (2016-2018)
Project’s main objective: Develop European based teaching and training Toolkit to support the implementation of work based learning in all stages of VET.
Project funding: E&E Fashion project has received funding from the European Union’s Erasmus + Programme.