Both fashion industry and civil society recognize the need to turn to a more sustainable approach in the way fashion products are produced and consumed. Nonetheless, many small companies in the sector are not aware of the benefits they can obtain from adopting restorative and regenerative business models and processes. Improved sustainable performance can help business in the sector remain competitive in a market where consumers are rapidly changing their attitude towards fashion and its ecological and ethical implications.
The action is meant to provide support to SMEs and start-ups in the fashion sector to help them become more sustainable and turn their business model into a circular one.
Type of activities to be carried out to achieve the objective of the call for proposals
  • Facilitate cross-border/transnational cooperation to support the transfer of knowledge and best practice on sustainable/circular fashion. 
  • Organising capacity building and support activities for SMEs, designers and start-ups in the fashion industry
  • Put in place a business support scheme to provide technical and financial support to SMEs, designers and start-ups
The consortium will provide financial support to at least 25 and up to maximum 35 partnerships where at least one member is a SME or micro-company or self-employed professional.
The amount of the lump sum must be between EUR 10,000 and can go up to EUR 15,000 and will be determined in function of the design of the proposed business support scheme.
Expected Impact
  • Identification of the major obstacles for the sector to become more sustainable and circular;
  • Identification of solutions already available for SMEs, start-ups, manufacturers active in the fashion industry to improve sustainability/circularity of the industry;
  • Development and testing models to support companies to share knowledge and experiences to become more efficient in terms of use of resources;
  • Increase investment in sustainable solutions for fashion industry;
  • Financial support to SMEs overcoming obstacles to using sustainable solutions for production and services;
Application Deadline: 17 December 2019 17:00:00 Brussels time
Source: The European Commission

Illustration Photo: The National League of Cities Congress of Cities and Exposition offered a mobile workshop at Recycled Reads to turn trash into fashion (credits: Austin Public Library / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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