- Gran Canaria Moda Cálida is an action programme of the fashion textile sector to strengthen the weak points of the industry.
- New swimwear brands have set their sights on sustainable trends.
On 19th and 20th October, the first edition of the annual summit of the European Fashion Alliance (EFA) was held in Gran Canaria during the Gran Canaria Swim Week to fulfil the mission in the development of a sustainable swimwear future. The alliance, supported by Ursula Von Der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth and formed by 25 organisations in Europe linked to the fashion industry such as the French Fédération de la Haute Couture De la Mode, responsible for the organisation of the various Paris Fashion Weeks, will be held in Gran Canaria during the Gran Canaria Swim Week.
Gran Canaria Moda Cálida is an action programme for the fashion textile sector on the island created by the Department of Industry, Trade and Crafts of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria. Fashion is, for this institution, a growing sector with possibilities for industrial expansion. Thanks to Finnova’s good relationship with Gran Canaria, a framework is created in which designers and companies support each other’s projects. In this way, the aim is to strengthen the weak points of the textile industry, such as the improvement of business management, product policy, promotion of activities and exports.
Spanish swimwear, in search of sustainability
In recent years, new swimwear brands have set their sights on sustainable trends with ECONYL as their main fabric, made of 78% recycled polyamide and 22% elastane. The demand for this material has increased by 307% in the past years.