Cleviria has been selected as partner of TCBL European project.
TCBL – Textile & Clothing Business Labs is project for textile and clothing funded by the European Commission with Horizon 2020 program.
Prato Municipality is first in line in this partnership which includes 15 more organizations coming from 8 different Country, among those there are T&C research centers, universities, business incubators and associations.
The project officially started on 1 July 2015 and will last until 30 June 2019, it’s born from the need to remedy this crisis period of European T&C. It aims to transform and strengthen textile and clothing industry with the purpose of bringing back to Europe 5% of production capacity by 2025.
In addition to the ambitious objective of the project, new organizational models and new eco-sustainable processes will be developed through the introduction of “business laboratories” where institutions, associations and companies can experience the implications of those innovations, without the entrepreneurial direct risk burden.
New supply chain organizational models which link textile companies to the clothing ones, will be evaluated, innovative models of processes organization and management in different product sectors will be tested to increase the spreading of cross-sectoral best practices.
«With these assumptions – says Jesse Marsh, TCBL coordinator – Cleviria will participate as Project Partner, with the diffusione of the platform Thela among TCBL’s associated companies, to built a catchment area and experiment new approaches of values sharing, to “certify” sustainable practices and behaviors and to nimbly create value chains.»
«We are proud and motivated to be partner of a project with such ambitious objective for Europe and not only for our country, we’ll give all our contribution, not just as Thela provider but also as cross-sectoral projects and causes for reflection bearer, remembering that “Made in Italy” is not only Fashion but also Food and craftsmanship and origin», commented Corrado de Castro Marketing Manager Cleviria.