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EU projects

Tex­tile ETP is involved in Euro­pean projects on dif­fer­ent lev­els: strate­gic and operational (project man­age­ment and dissemination actions).

Ongoing Projects

SOSLTICE (2024-ongoing)

SOLSTICE addresses key social and technical challenges within the textile industry. Through active demonstration in four European regions, the project showcases the implementation of climate-neutral practices and the transition towards a circular economy specifically tailored for the textile sector.

Its comprehensive approach encompasses all stages of waste prevention and management, guided by a holistic 5R strategy: Refuse/Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Repurpose, and Recycle.

PESCO-UP (2024-ongoing)

By 2025, textile waste collection will be mandatory in EU member states, and PESCO-UP aims to lead the charge in transforming this societal challenge into a business opportunity.

The ambition of PESCO-UP is to transform the textile recycling industry by creating new raw materials from mixed wastes. It addresses the circularity across the textile recycling value chain, and reduces the industry dependency on virgin materials.

RegioGreenTex (2023-ongoing)

In the framework of the European Green Deal, RegioGreenTex is a project promoting the collaboration in research and development for the textile industry to establish a systematic circular economy business model across the EU.

CISUTAC (2022-ongoing)

CISUTAC aims to increase circularity and sustainability in textiles and clothing in Europe by piloting digital repair and dismantling, and by novel recycling processes. It covers most parts of the textile sector by working on 2 material groups representing almost 90% of all textile fibre materials (polyester, and cotton/cellulosic fibres), and focusing on products from 3 types of products (fashion garments, sports and outdoor goods, and workwear).

CISUTAC also raises awareness among EU citizens about the environmental impact of buying new clothes and the benefits of reusing, donating and shopping second hand textiles.

IRISS (2022-ongoing)

The IRISS project aims to connect, synergize and transform the Safe-and-Sustainable-by-design community in Europe and globally towards a lifecycle approach, with a holistic integration of safety, climate neutrality, circularity and functionality already in an early stage of designing and manufacturing materials, products and processes. It focuses on the value chains for textiles, construction, electronics, energy, automotive and packaging.

The project responds to meet the EU Green Deal, EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

CITE (2022-ongoing)

CITE (Circular Economy Innovative Initiative in Textile for an Entrepreneurial Europe) aims to create a new dynamic and agile ecosystem in and between higher education institutions that will boost textile circularity and circular economy in innovation and entrepreneurial courses.

CITE will exploit existing regional and international structures, programmes, and initiatives in order to teach circularity to entrepreneurs-to-be, with the ultimate goal of bringing key sustainable improvements into the entrepreneurial system.

TRICK (2021-ongoing)

The TRICK project will develop technologies and related services that enable textile and fashion industry SMEs to manage transparency and traceability in their supply chains. The core of the project is the development of a complete, reliable, SME-affordable, and standardised platform for data collection, secured by Blockchain, to enable enterprises to collect product-secured data, combined with a marketplace including the needed services and the data generated, open to third parties’ certified solutions and business models.

Completed projects

RESERVIST (2020-2023)

During the first wave of the pandemic, the world faced a severe shortage of various textile protective equipment such as face masks, medical gowns, and body bags. To avoid similar situations during future events, the H2020 project Reservist targeted re-designing textile protective equipment for production via alternative lines.

The approach was to set up so-called ‘reservist cells’, that in times of crises can be activated within 48 hours to switch to produce the necessary products and services. The concept started from what is currently used in the military environment or also in humanitarian relief, where ‘rapid response teams' are constantly on standby, ready to be activated in case of a need. The basis was the RESERVIST network, a wide group of actors (companies, RTDs, enablers,… but also end-users) linked to providing medical equipment.

SmartX (2019-2022)

SmartX unites eight clusters two Research and Technology Organisations (for specific technological assistance) and three innovation support entities (for professional project initiation, implementation, and follow-up): together they will reach out to over 60,000 SMEs all over Europe to build a dedicated community around SmartX.

This extremely large action range will help SmartX boost smart textiles innovation and develop an end-to-end smart textile manufacturing value chain in Europe, in order to drive promising prototypes faster to market.

Speedboat-C (2020)

Speedboat-C addresses the challenges of global, fragmented, and predominantly linear value chains in the clothing and textile industry, where materials and products are often sourced long distance, and less than 1% of all textiles are recycled into new textile fibres.

Sqetch and develop together a one-stop platform that eases and incentivises responsible decision-making for circular clothing design and production, providing automated recommendations and impact measurement to advance circularity, transparency, and reduce CO2 emissions in regional value chains. Discover the project results in the relevant documents.