IED REC creates the circular fashion project S4Fashion
IED REC, IED Madrid’s research team, has just kicked off a new project focused on investigating new models of circular and sustainable fashion: S4Fashion | Sustainability for Fashion.
The initiative is co-financed by the European Union’s COSME Programme, and brings together five partners from different fields, locations and areas of expertise in an international consortium. These include: the European Creative Hubs Network (ECHN), Greece, the ecosystem of creative hubs; ZIPHOUSE, Moldova, a creative and knowledge hub for the fashion industry; Envole Entrepreneurship, Greece, with experience in supporting start-ups and enterprises; and DataScouts, Belgium, a leading data analytics company; in addition to IED REC, Spain, which will provide experience in research and innovation methodologies and processes.
In May 2021, S4Fashion will launch an open call for designers and start-ups to present new solutions for the fashion industry that follow a circular and sustainable economy approach.
They will have the opportunity to form transnational teams, from at least two European countries, with the help of the S4Fashion Platform, and to create collaborations for research on sustainable and circular solutions, practices and business models.
S4Fashion will select 25 projects, which will benefit from a tailor-made support programme developed by IED REC, access to an ecosystem of innovation in sustainable and circular fashion, and financial support. Organisations will further be supported through the construction of a system of transnational sustainable fashion laboratories, conceived to test and measure new methodologies. S4 Fashion aims to identify and scale up best practices towards a more sustainable fashion industry.