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WHAT IS "NEXT TEXTILE GENERATION"?

"Next Textile Generation" is the Finnova Foundation's initiative for the dissemination of relevant information for the sustainable fashion and textile industry. Through this platform, information regarding the four COSME projects approved in the circular fashion call is shared: press releases, events, and calls for proposals.

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    Seizing the opportunities of a circular economy in textiles

    By Henrique Pacini, Economist, UNCTAD The global textiles market is estimated at around $1.4 trillion, and employs over 300 million people, especially in developing countries like Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Pakistan and Turkey. While socially important, the textile industry is a major source of pollution and waste. It’s characterized by overproduction and overconsumption of low-cost clothes, often produced […] More

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    Webinar: Public Private Partnerships for Green City Solutions

    📢Mañana martes 20 de julio no te puedes perder el webinar sobre asociaciones público-privadas para soluciones de ciudades verdes🌿🏙 (#GreenCities) organizado por World Forum of Democracy en colaboración con el Consejo de Europa en el que participará la Fundación Finnova de la mano de su CEO, Juanma Revuelta. ✅Durante el evento se explorarán los diferentes […] More

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    Regenerative Fashion

    We’ve all heard about sustainable fashion, but the term “regenerative fashion” is also interesting to consider. This term is based on regenerative agriculture, which consists of farming principles that seek to enhance the entire ecosystem by focusing on soil health. In this sense, what is extracted is then also replenished 04.21.2021by Solenne Spitalier Regenerative farming […] More

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    A new approach to fashion sustainability: Fixing past mistakes

    Dirt, a charity launched by model-turned-activist Arizona Muse, wants fashion to focus on reparations in its sustainability efforts. Will it work? BY RACHEL CERNANSKY Many of fashion’s sustainability pledges look to the future. Dirt, a new charity launched by model-turned-activist Arizona Muse, is interested in the past. The charity aims to push fashion to “[pay] reparations to the […] More

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    Urgent break with fast fashion needed in upcoming EU textile laws

    25 NGOs rebuff voluntary agreements to clean up the fashion industry, calling for the EU’s upcoming textile legislation to hold brands accountable for their contribution to global pollution. Some of Europe’s largest networks of green groups are joining forces to demand an end to fast fashion in the textile industry, one of the world’s largest […] More

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    How To Tell If A Fashion Brand Is Green — Or Just Greenwashing

    As sustainable fashion becomes more mainstream, brands are latching onto this trend — some with intentions of actually being sustainable and others who are just trying to make customers think they are eco-conscious: i.e. brands that are greenwashing. The level of awareness we are reaching for sustainable fashion is “a beautiful moment, but it is also very dangerous” as sustainable […] More

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    S4FASHION LAUNCHED ITS CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    It is high time for the European fashion industry to change perspectives and redefine the fashion sector. We are reaching the tipping point of the Fashion Sector transforming to ethical, inclusive, and responsible production and consumption. S4Fashion creates a space where the whole European fashion ecosystem can innovate, collaborate, and share knowledge during and beyond […] More

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    Fundación Mediapila, the argentine organisation that offers textile training to women in a situation of social exclusion

    Being a woman and being poor in Latin America is one of the most difficult scenarios one can face.  In Argentina, there is a non-profit organization that promotes the labour inclusion of women who live in this situation. Fundación Mediapila, for 15 years, has been dedicated to helping women from the most precarious socio-economic situations […] More

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    The COSME project CirCoAX by CircularInnoBooster celebrates World Environment Day, the largest annual United Nations environmental event.

    Today, Saturday, June 5, is World Environment Day, which advocates environmental action and the need to protect our planet. This date has been celebrated since 1972 and more than 100 countries have joined it. The textile and fashion industries are two key sectors in reversing the climate crisis, due to the strong environmental impact of […] More

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