How to strengthen the European capacities on Advanced Textiles (15/05/20)
How can the advanced textiles sector help in crises like the COVID-19 crisis? And how can advanced textiles strengthen the recovery of the European economy?
The European Alliance Against Coronavirus had two guests who shared their projects:
- Lisa Lang, The Powerhouse Group, a European think tank for warable technologies and smart textiles, and
- Vincenzo Linarello, GOEL Cooperative Group, a non-profit community movement in southern Italy building a sustainable economy.
Both have found ways to successfully support the local economy by producing face masks or a sustainable fashion brand, teaming up with artists, and using textiles produced in Europe. One project followed by the Powerhouse Group is adapting protective gear to female fit. For these projects, their experience is that the model of a cooperative as well as cluster systems have proven to be resilient and adaptable.
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