City, Neighbourhood, Village: Three city models will showcase a fashion that will transform the way we dress and live.

CSFW MADRID 2022 returns once again to the city of Madrid as a benchmark event for sustainable and circular fashion within and beyond our borders. After seven years of urban fashion shows based on eco-design, with different, inclusive, diverse and low social and environmental impact catwalks, this is the most awaited event of the year.

These catwalks, promoted by The Circular Project with the collaboration of the Spanish Association for Sustainability, Innovation and Circularity in Fashion (SIC Modaes) on this occasion make the City the protagonist in its relations of proximity, that City of 15 minutes, an urban concept popularised by the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and which seeks a return to the local way of life where citizens find their vital needs satisfied in their immediate environment.

For this reason, the urban catwalks will have three different outdoor stages where three city models will be shown and united: the city or business in Castellana with the support of IE University, the city-neighbourhood in Carabanchel with the support of IED Innovation Lab and Carabanchel Distrito Cultural and the city-village in Pinto, with the support of Pinto City Council.

As usual, its three fashion shows: Ecodesign, Upcycling and Pasarela 17 will show how design and ecology can go hand in hand and be full of creativity.

In addition, two days of conferences, three workshops, a meeting with Pinto’s local commerce and the presentation of ten projects selected within the CirCoAX by CircularInnoBooster programme will complete a proposal whose ultimate goal is a change of habits in the way we dress in order to stop the second most polluting industry on the planet. 

A more conscious, sustainable and circular way of dressing that also values textile waste as a raw material and the first step towards the Circular Economy applied to industry.

The 2022 edition will have the support of numerous institutions and alliances with organisations such as Pinto City Council, IED Innovation Lab, IE University Fashion Club, Carabanchel Cultural District, Apoyo Positivo, Greenpeace, PEFC Spain, Fashion Revolution Spain, Fundación Alas, Fundación Cepaim, Observatorio Moda Ética y Sostenible, Asociación Española para la Sostenibilidad, Innovación y Circularidad en Moda, CirCoAX by CircularInnoBooster, Madrid Capital de Moda.

Likewise, the CO2 emissions of all the activities carried out during the CSFW Madrid will be analysed and will give rise to a report prepared by the company Hands on Impact.  The space selected for the reforestation of the space will compensate in its life cycle the CO2 emitted and this project will be registered with the Ministry of Ecological Transition for its proper management of CO2 absorption.

The CSFW 2021 edition was awarded by Time Out magazine as the best sustainable event and this year promises to follow the same path.

All information and registration through its website .

About COSME  

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

This programme assists SMEs to develop their business models, to receive funds, and to internationalise. This scheme also supports public administrations to enhance the entrepreneurial environment and to facilitate the economic growth of the EU. During the funding period of 2014-2020, this programme allocated €2.3 billion to support SMEs.   

About IED  

Istituto Europeo di Design is an academic institution working in education, training, and the research of fashion, design, visual communication, and management. IED has offices in Spain (Madrid and Barcelona), Italy (Milan, Rome and five other cities) and Brazil (São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro). IED works in several EU and COSME countries through collaborations and arrangements with institutions, business support organisations, teachers, experts, and mentors. IED has an extensive network of connections in the fashion and textile sector (F&T).   

About Finnova Foundation  

Finnova is a foundation working to promote and develop innovation and entrepreneurship across the EU. Headquartered in Brussels, it works through collaborations and partnerships across all EU countries. Finnova’s experience in communicating and disseminating European projects is coupled with an extensive and grounded experience in creating businesses and programmes to support enterprises, such as accelerators, incubators, and the selection and organisation of ceremonies and events.   

About Texfor  

Texfor is a leading textile association in Spain with roughly 400 members. Founded in 2010 and based in Catalonia, Texfor brings together enterprises from the textile value chain, i.e. from weaving to fabrics as well as accessories, textile finishing, printing, and dyeing for the dressmaking industry, textiles for households, and technical and industrial applications. Texfor has an extensive expertise as it has worked in relevant expert committees at an EU level: university and professional training, developing financial capacities, cross-cutting collaboration, fostering RDI, specialised services, and leadership in sustainability focused on the circular economy.   

About Circulab  

Circulab is a laboratory and design studio specialising in developing transformation methods, tools and programmes to help enterprises adopt circular and sustainable business models. Circulab has designed several tools to implement a circular business model in enterprises. It works in 23 countries – 9 out of them in the EU – and it supports projects via 60 independent entrepreneurial consultants. It applies circular methodologies and tools.   

About The Circular Project co-designed with HumanNation  

TCP (The Circular Project) favours and promotes a circular and sustainable fashion in different areas, offering the fashion industry a communication strategy based on a cross-cutting and systemic approach of the circular economy. TCP combines social, ethical, environmental, and economic aspects, and has a strong presence as well as connections in the sustainable fashion world. TCP has promoted the Circular Sustainable Fashion Week Madrid, a one-of-a-kind event, and also serves as HQ for the Spanish Association for the Sustainability, Innovation and Circularity in the Fashion Industry. TCP is also ambassador of Sannas (Triple Bottom Line Business Association) and has collaborated with a wide array of Spanish, European, and Latin American institutions and enterprises.   

The Circular Project works with HumanNation to co-design and develop CirCoAX. HumanNation is a consultancy enterprise specialising in the development of transformative and disruptive ecosystems of innovation and companies for the ‘new economy’. It is based on the fourth economic sector, the systemic thinking, and co-creation. It raises awareness in organisations and ecosystems to respect the planetary boundaries and the social fabric, creating resilient local economies with a global perspective.  

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