Green Fashion Tour in Porto, Portugal
The Green Fashion Tour in Porto is a specific activity of the FASCINATE project happening in the fringes of the Modtissimo exhibition in Porto, Portugal, from October 6th to 8th 2021. It brought together a delegation of 5 clusters and 15 SMEs from Bulgaria, Denmark, Portugal and Spain to visit the Modtissimo fair, network with the rest of clusters and SMEs, look for business and technological cooperation, explore international business opportunities and brainstorm joint strategies towards international markets.
FASCINATE is a European project, co-funded by the EU COSME Programme, aiming at the internationalization of EU textile and fashion Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) that are working towards the development of circularity and sustainability in these industries. The partnership also seeks cross-sectoral collaboration with the technology and footwear sectors. The project is managed by a partnership of 5 European clusters - the Catalonian fashion cluster Modacc, the leader of the project; the Bulgarian Fashion Association; Denmark’s Lifestyle & Design Cluster; the Portuguese Textile Cluster; and the Clúster Digital de Catalunya.
During the first day were organized visits of manufacturing plats in Porto region - Riopele, Pedrosa & Rodrigues and Hata, and the Portuguese Textile Cluster CITEVE, one of the project partners.
Incorporating sustainable practices across the entire business, Riopele invests in the production of high-quality fabrics, based on natural, synthetic, artificial and recycled fibres, with tremendous expertise in polyester/viscose/elastane blends. As a leading textile manufacturer of fashion fabrics, Riopele integrates the areas of R&D, Spinning, Dyeing, Twisting, Weaving and Finishing, offering a vertical production system that can meet the current demands of the fast-paced fashion industry.
Bringing 95 years of textile industry expertise into the apparel industry, Riopele is also a specialized full-service clothing manufacturer, providing design, pattern and sample making, fabric and trim sourcing, cutting and sewing, quality control, private label and customized delivery.
Pedrosa & Rodrigues, S.A. is a garment manufacturer, supplying top brands worldwide since 1982. They develop & engineer the garment following our Clients' specifications. They sample, cost & price, and then manufacture according to the clients' quality standards, enforcing quality control and providing convenient logistics solutions. Pedrosa & Rodrigues, S.A. produces Womenswear, Menswear, Childrenswear & Babywear, Sportswear and Nightwear for top brands worldwide.
Knitting circular sustainable fabrics since 2016, HATA is a young company committed to be part of a new and evolved global textile and manufacturing supply chain.
With the latest technology in circular knitting machines, our People is proudly co-creating /producing advanced knitting structures to equally engaged partners, that envision to answer the sustainable and ethic challenges of our future generations.
On October 7th started the Modtissimo fair and companies had free time to visit it and find new suppliers and partners.
On October 8th all companies and clusters participated in the Workshop: Towards the FASCINATE Joint Internationalization Strategy. The programme included introduction to the FASCINATE project and presentation of the market study for the demand for sustainable fashion on the markets of Canada, USA and Japan. A discussion was made about available tools to support the internationalization of SMEs.
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