To inspire and to find new ways to train young people in the textile sector, in sustainability and digitalisation. That’s the aim of nine European institutions, working together in the project TRANSITIONS. A project that several partners from ACTE are involved in.
The European textile and fashion industry is currently facing major structural and systemic challenges. This requires a profound change in business models. And in how we skill, reskill and upskill the people involved.
The new European regulatory framework foresees a more efficient management of textile waste. A change in operations that also force the development of circularity in the textile and fashion industry in Europe. As well as the acceleration of the digitalisation of all the processes of the sector. The project is co-funded by the EU, through the Erasmus+. Coordinator for the project is the Fundacia Privada Elisava Escola Universitaria, Elisava.
Between December 2022 and March 2023, Transitions conducted a survey on the needs and demands of skilling within the industry: Mapping the market, exploring needs and the demands of skill. You can download the report here (click).
TRANSITIONS is a strategic alliance for innovation formed by research and technological centres, VET, HE institutions, public policy actors, SMEs, and other sectoral organisations from Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, and Sweden. Transitions aim to nurture the textile and fashion transition to an Industry 4.0 system and a circular economy by developing new learning methods, tools, and practices to help students, young designers, and professionals to face real challenges.
Fashion and textiles (F&T) is a priority sector for the European transition towards sustainability. The F&T sectors face structural and systemic challenges that require a profound model change. Stakeholders will work together to design and develop new training methods to face the digital and green transformation. The objective is to create collaborative and real work-based training where the different actors in the value chain work on how to take advantage of technology to generate new value proposals and new business models within a circular economy. A circular economy aims to maintain the value of products, materials, and resources for as long as possible by reintroducing them into the product cycle at the end of their use, minimising waste generation.
Transition proposes a multidisciplinary pedagogical approach based on Transition design theories and emerging disciplines and practices at the intersection of textile, biology, digital fabrication.
Transitions is an ERASMUS Project, co-funded by The European Union. The aim is to nurture the textile and fashion transition into an Industry 4.0 system and a circular economy. The idea is to develop new learning methods, tools, and practices to help students, young designers, and professionals to face real challenges.
Research and technological centres
- the Institut d’Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya
- Stiftelsen Produktionstekniskt Centrum Boras For Tekoindustrin Sweden
Professional Training centers and higher education institutions
- Fundació Privada Elisava
- Citta Studi SPA Italy
- Stichting Hogeschool Van Amsterdam Netherlands
Public policy actors, SMEs and other sectoral organisations from Spain, Italy, Holland and Sweden
- Agrupació Catalana del textile i la Moda
- Next Technology Tecnotessile Societa Nazionale Di Ricerca R L Italy
- Stichting New Order of Fashion Netherlands
- the City Council of Boras (Sweden).