On 18 November, Project’s partners will animate the online event focusing on Creativity and Innovation for sustainability
Within the agenda of the month-long TCBL Days 2021 online event (11 November - 2 December 2021) CreativeWear PLUS project will coordinate on Thursday 18 November a thematic double session focused on the role of the 'creative' ingredient in the development of sustainable business models in the T&C sector.
TCBL Days 2021 event, organized by the TCBL Association, aims to describe the multifaced concept of “sustainability” in the textile and clothing industry, by providing inspiration, case studies and networking with people leading the way in the sector addressing solutions that are circular, creative, bio-based and inclusive. These four ingredients represent the current research direction of TCBL through the network’s participation in on-going EU-funded projects such as CreativeWear PLUS.
Highlighting the concepts of Creativity, Collaboration and Innovation, the morning session on 18 November will explore how collective creativity can be harnessed to reframe the way we think about clothes, through perspectives on interpretation of tradition, digital technologies, rural communities and community advocacy. The talk will involve Filippo Guarini, Director of the Prato Textile Museum (Lead Partner of CreativeWear PLUS) together with professionals, academics and experts from the fashion, textile and design sectors, such as Fridolin Wild, Maria Antonietta Sbordone, Elvys Sandu, Andreea Spataru.
The afternoon session will welcome "Creative approaches to giving longevity to traditional textile skills in a sustainable way” a roundtable conversation organized live in Evora (PT) and hosted by the Association Passa Ao Futuro in collaboration with Arteria Lab of the University of Evora (CreativeWear PLUS partner). The discussion will revolve around traditional textile heritage and different ways in which the speakers, through their companies and practices, are striving to preserve the techniques, support the artisans and find sustainable solutions to textile use in the 21st century.
This roundtable is organized within the context of the Interreg MED CreativeWear Plus project, which extends the network of TCBL Creative Hubs to three new territories.