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 the lifecycle of the project.


S4Fashion, a project co-funded by the COSME Programme of the European Union, aims to empower designers, start-ups, scale-ups, and small and medium businesses to introduce new sustainable and circular solutions for the fashion industry.

The Call for Proposals has been launched to allow SMEs to form transnational teams and collaborate in a pilot project introducing innovative solutions, practices, and business models for a more sustainable and circular fashion sector.
From all submitted proposals, 25 transnational partnerships will be selected to transform their sustainable and circular business ideas into reality, The selected teams will engage in building the transnational network of Sustainable Fashion Laboratories. To succeed in their mission, the selected partnerships will get access to a global community of fashion brands, designers, practitioners, researchers, and experts in the field of sustainable fashions. They will receive business as well as financial support to ensure the innovative projects develop into a marketable product, service, or business model.


S4Fashion invites Fashion companies, designers, startups and scaleups to join forces and contribute to this transnational network of game-changers, open to sharing knowledge and best practices. Tap into the S4Fashion knowledge base, the large network, the upcoming info days and events to find the right partner to kick-start your pilot project.

The consortium partners are actively involved in sustainable and circular fashion communities across Europe through their involvement in Worth, ReFrame, WEARSustain e.a. Our ambition is to unleash the potential of the Fashion Industry by connecting those amazing networks and the collective intelligence of all parties.

Register to the S4Fashion platform and stay informed about upcoming events and networking opportunities.

Submissions are open on the platform until 27 October 2021, at 17:00 CET.

For more information about the call for proposals please visit:

About S4Fashion

S4Fashion is aiming to recode the future of fashion and this can only be made possible if a large movement drives this change ahead. S4Fashion, throughout its three-year life cycle, will produce new evidence-based knowledge on sustainability and circular economy for the fashion industry and share its findings with the whole ecosystem of the European fashion community.

The project is led by the European Creative Hubs Network (ECHN, Greece) in partnership with Envolve Entrepreneurship (Greece), DataScouts (Belgium), Istituto Europeo di Design (IED REC, Spain) and ZIPHOUSE of the Technical University of Moldova.

Press contact

Email: info@s4fashion.eu

Website: s4fashion.eu

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