Igualada (The Fashion & Design Hub)
Coordinated By Fitex. Foundation For The Textile Innovation (Spain – Catalonia)
The textile and fashion ecosystem of Catalonia is unique in the European with a concentration of economic activities linked to fashion and equipment to the person. Without a doubt it is a current economic engine of the Catalan economy and a fundamental resource for the growth and future development of Catalonia.
The creation of Igualada Fashion & Design Hub aims to take advantage of the opportunity to stimulate business cooperation and facilitate a space that concentrates activities related to the design industries of the Region and causes its acceleration, taking advantage of synergies between them. In this context, the objective of the IGD Fashion Hub project is to create a team geared towards fully supporting the competitiveness and growth of the Anoia Cluster of Textiles.
The proposal of the IGD Fashion & Design Hub focuses on creating an ambitious support structure for the development of the Anoia design industries, facilitating digitization, innovation and creativity processes, aimed at meeting a demand for proximity characterized by the rapidity and the personalization of the products, an industry that should allow to generate professional opportunities especially in the youngest segments of the population. The cluster, as well as companies, also includes support entities such as the FITEX technology centers (www.fitex.es), the Polytechnic University of Catalonia through the A3 Leather, Textile & Fashion Innovation chair (www.upc.edu) and design schools such as www.lcibarcelona.com or www.esdi.es.