TCBL: Textile & Clothing Business Labs

TCBL is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under Grant Agreement 646133. It aims to transform the Textiles and Clothing industry, with the objective of bringing 5% of production capacity back to Europe by 2025. As the industry continues to experience a period of deep crisis, with a constant de-localization driven by the search for low cost labour, new and significant opportunities are emerging based on new production and distribution technologies, innovative organisational models, and new creative energies. In parallel, customers are showing increasing attention to ethical and environmental sustainability in the clothes they wear. The gap, however, between possible new business models and the reality of small and micro-enterprises is too wide and the risk they face in experimenting new models is currently too high.

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  • Municipality Of Prato – Italy
  • Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) – Italia
  • German Institutes for Textile and Fiber Research – Center for Management Research (DITF) – Germania
  • Skillaware – Italia
  • Oxford Brookes University – Regno Unito
  • iMINDS – Belgio
  • Tavistock Institute – Regno Unito
  • Materials Industrial Research & Technology Center S.A., MIRTEC – Grecia
  • Stichting Waag Society – Olanda
  • Textile Centre of Excellence, Huddersfield – Regno Unito
  • eZavod – Slovenia
  • Consorzio ARCA – Italia
  • Unioncamere del Veneto – Italia
  • Hellenic Clothing Industry Association, HCIA – Grecia
  • Sanjotec – Centro Empresarial e Tecnológico – Portogallo
  • Clear Communication Associates Ltd – Regno Unito