On Saturday 22nd October at 18:30 WEST, CirCoAx by CircularInnoBooster and CirCoAX30 Reawaken will participate in the First National Convention of the Plataforma Medioambiental Mar Tierra Aire (PLAMTA) held in person in Arona, Tenerife at the the Los Cristianos Cultural Centre.

The convention will take place from 21 to 23 October, making Arona SOS Atlántico a focus of interest in environmental issues, as the venue will bring together more than 30 organisations. The meeting will be attended by groups that make up the main platform of national environmental organisations and projects, of which Arona SOS Atlántico is a member. The aim will be to draw up a manifesto in favour of the defence of the environment and, in parallel, a panel of presentations and complementary activities.

CircoAx by CircularInnoBooster, represented by partner The Circular Project and the CirCoAx30 project Reawaken, will take part in a session within the framework of this national convention. It is one of the collaborative projects developed through synergies of skills and emotions and a more symbiotic relationship with customers, who co-participate with textile pieces and stories. The aim of Reawaken is to create a verified history of old textile pieces, following their journey through time and their changes through co-creations and redesigns, documenting the transformations with photography and video. 

There will also be a fashion show organised by SIC Modaes, the Spanish Association for Sustainability, Innovation and Circularity in Fashion, in collaboration with CSFW Madrid. To attend the event, those interested must complete a simple form, and once submitted, the reservation of their place will be confirmed by email.

About CircularInnoBooster  

CircularInnoBooster Fashion and Textile (F&T) is a project funded by the European Union’s Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Programme (COSME).

The CircularInnoBooster project aims to transform companies in the textile and fashion industry into sustainable, circular and regenerative enterprises. With a duration of 2 years, it has a budget of 1,128,000 euros, 75% co-financed by the European Commission. The project is composed of an international consortium led by the European Institute of Design (IED), together with Texfor, Circulab, Finnova and The Circular Project with HumanNation.

About COSME    

COSME is the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises programme of the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME).   

Through this programme, assistance is provided to SMEs to help them develop their business models, access finance and internationalise. It also supports public administrations in improving the business environment and facilitating economic growth in the European Union. During the 2014-2020 funding period, this programme earmarked €2.3 billions to support SMEs.  

About IED   

Istituto Europeo di Design is an academic institution operating in the field of education, training and research in the disciplines of design, fashion, visual communication and management. IED has branches in Spain (Madrid and Barcelona), Italy (Milan, Rome and 5 other cities) and Brazil (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro). It operates in several EU and COSME countries through partnerships and agreements with institutions, business support organisations, teachers, experts and mentors. IED is based on a wide network of connections in the F&T (Fashion and Textile) sector.   

About Finnova   

Finnova is a foundation working for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship at EU level. Based in Brussels, it operates through collaborations and partnerships in all EU countries. Finnova’s expertise in leading European project communication and dissemination activities is combined with a strong proven track record in start-ups and business support programmes, such as accelerators, incubators and selection and award ceremonial events.  

About Texfor  

Texfor is the textile association of reference in Spain with 400 members. Founded in November 2010 and based in Catalonia, it brings together companies from the entire textile value chain, from yarns to fabrics through accessories, finishing processes, printing and dyeing for the garment industry, homes textiles and technical / industrial applications. Texfor has expertise and experience, having worked in important expert committees at EU level: university and vocational training, financial capacity building, cross-cutting collaboration, promotion of R&D&I, specialised services and leadership in sustainability with a focus on the circular economy.   

About Circulab  

Circulab is a laboratory and business design studio specialised in the development of methodologies, tools and transformation programmes to help companies develop circular and sustainable business models. Circulab has designed a set of tools to implement the circular economy model in companies. It operates in more than 23 countries, 9 of them in the European Union, supporting projects through more than 60 independent business consultants, applying the circular methodology and tools.  

About The Circular Project with HumanNation  

TCP (The Circular Project) supports and promotes circular and sustainable fashion in different areas, offering the fashion industry a communication strategy based on a cross-cutting and systemic approach to the circular economy. TCP combines social, ethical, environmental and economic aspects, and has a strong presence and connections in the world of sustainable fashion. 

TCP has promoted the Circular Sustainable Fashion Week in Madrid, a unique event of its kind, and also acts as the headquarters of the Spanish Association for Sustainability, Innovation and Circularity in the Fashion Industry. TCP is also an ambassador for Sannas (Triple Bottom Line Business Association) and has collaborated with a wide range of Spanish, European and Latin American institutions and companies.   The Circular Project is working with Human Nation to co-design and develop CirCoAX. HumanNation is a consulting firm specialising in the development of innovation ecosystems and transformative and disruptive companies for the «new economy». It is based on the fourth economic sector, systems thinking and co-creation. It sensitises organisations and ecosystems to respect planetary boundaries and the social fabric, creating resilient local economies with a global perspective.

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