PRESS RELEASE, August, 2023
A new ClusterXchange (CXC) will take place in Turkey, from the 30th of October to the 1st of November.
The programme will focus on sustainability and circularity of textiles from a value-chain perspective. Turkey has a strong textile industry where a high number of European brands are present.
The CXC to Turkey will take place in several cities of Turkey and not only the capital Istanbul. The CLOTH delegation will meet various local organizations working with circular economy in the textile sector as well as companies, designers and manufacturers focused on design for circularity, alternative materials, innovative production within water, dyeing, energy. Moreover, a recycling aspect will be part of the trip as well as regenerative cotton.
CLOTH project – CLuster Alliance fOr the Transition to green and digital fasHion – is a new alliance aiming to create a favorable ecosystem of relevant stakeholders, from a cross-sectoral perspective, promoting a greener, smarter and more competitive and innovative European Fashion industry.
The CLOTH project is an integrated cross-sectoral partnership with 5 partners from 5 European countries (Spain, Bulgaria, Romania, Denmark and France) working on different value chains: Fashion and Textile, circular economy, creative industry and Digital.
During the EU supported CLOTH Project will be organized minimum 100 short-term exchanges between targeted members of clusters located in other countries.
The CLOTH project is funded by the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA), under the powers delegated by the European Commission, COSME programme, call COS-CLUSTER-2020-3-03 / COS-CLUSTER-2020-3-03-1 (European Cluster Excellence Programme with ClusterXchange scheme connecting ecosystems and cities).For more information: https://clothproject.eu/