25th May 2022 – meeting in Milan, Italy
Today the CREATE (Women co-create sustainable fashion garments) project partners gathered in Milan to finalise an Educators’ Handbook, a tool designed to have women of different age, culture and all walks of life collaborate as equals in the creative process of making sustainable fashion “capsule” collections. This is one of the project’s major outputs and dissemination work will now begin to maximise its potential to provide the enabling information for any person engaging in creating such capsule collections to positively influence the fashion industry towards social and environmental sustainability.
The CREATE project’ overall purpose is to produce learning materials and train people for unlocking the potential of female entrepreneurship to create inclusive employment opportunities for marginalised groups through the production of sustainable, zero-waste fashion “capsules”. It will further foster women’s ability to deal with change, act with a critical and responsible stance and motivate them in taking part in lifelong learning possibilities.
The project is carried out by 5 diverse partners (with European and global reach), and then tested in 5 European countries. The multi-sectorial consortium will offer expertise in innovation and design, learn more about women empowerment and create a new way to tackle waste in the fashion industry, while offering new upskilling possibilities to the participants.The vision of the partners is to address environmental and social issues in the fashion and textile industry, like the environmental and social cost of the clothing and textile industry, the waste of resources and the impact of the fashion waste and the poor working conditions which are endemic in the textile industry.
The CREATE project (Women co-create sustainable fashion garments) is an EU Erasmus+ funded project for addressing environmental and social issues within the fashion and textiles industry with a holistic and inclusive approach. The project produces learning materials and trains people for unlocking the potential of female entrepreneurship to create inclusive employment opportunities for marginalised groups through the production of sustainable, zero-waste fashion collections. The focus is on providing the enabling information for such young professionals to design, create and produce “capsule” collections and bringing them to market. This will further provide proof of concept to fashion made in sustainable, fair and inclusive ways, and can lead the way for the industry at large towards social and environmental sustainability. With the right knowledge, anyone can make a positive influence on this industry.
The partners of the CREATE project comprises:
- We Love You Communication, based in Veinge, Sweden
- Istituto Europeo di Design, the branch based in Madrid, Spain
- World Fair Trade Organization Europe, based in Brussels, Belgium
- The Nest Social Cooperative Enterprise, based in Attiki, Greece
- FRAMEWORK Associazione Culturale, based in Turin, Italy.