Enterprises

TCBL Associate Enterprises

TCBL Associate Enterprises are businesses and enterprises, large and small – even individuals – in any way connected with design, production, manufacturing and distribution in the Textiles and Clothing (T&C) sector, who are interested in innovating business systems to build a more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous production ecosystem in Europe and throughout the world.

The current 78 Associate Enterprises were selected in the first Call for Expression of Interest that was open in March-April 2016. Their applications were evaluated in a rigorous peer review process, which is based primarily on the coherence of their business ideas with a set of principles we have identified as the common traits of those interested in innovating together for a sustainable future. (more on the TCBL Principles here)

Associate Enterprises thus make up a value-based business community of innovating enterprises under the TCBL label. As a closed user group, they gain free access to service platforms they can experiment to innovation their business operations and can participate in one or more Business Cases in which they experiment new value chains with other TCBL Associate Enterprises.

The 2017 Call for Expressions of interest is now open, for those interested in joining the TCBL community. Further information is availablehere.

Business Cases

TCBL is currently working with the first Call Associate Enterprises to develop concrete Business Cases that can illustrate the benefits of Business Model Innovation. The starting set of Business Cases are listed below.

Natural Cotton: rebuilding value chains for natural fibres (including linen, silk, hemp, etc.)

Short runs: partnerships and services to support short runs for sustainable fashion

Eco-production: ways to reduce chemical usage, energy consumption, and environmental impact

BioShades: developing the use of bacteria based dyes as an industrial option

Digital heritage: digitisation of textile and clothing archives and collections as a source of design inspiration

Independents: empowering and networking independent designers and producers

First Call Associates

Following is the list of Associate Enterprises selected in the 2016 Call.

Larger businesses

Name

Brief description

A.MA di Collodel Mara - ST.GEORGES GEORGETTE

Clothing design and production using wool and mohair for winter and elasticised viscose for the summer collections

AW Hainsworth

Specialist textile company, valorising local wool

Balutextil, SA

Non-Woven Garment producer

Before 7 am

Young label - brand

Beste S.p.A.

Fabric producer producing also small batches of outerwear.

BIVOLINO

B2C clothing business covering the entire value chain offering user-designed made-to-measure shirts and blouses

Calsta Workwear SA

Workwear and corporate clothing

Clemence de Gabriac

Underwear for men

Confezioni Sartena

Tailoring of coats

Davy Textiles Ltd

Textile Recyclers

Dyckhoff24

Terry products (products with pile): towels etc

ERT TEXTIL PORTUGAL SA

Laminating, cutting and sewing all kinds of technical textile used for automotive interiors

Fepsa - Feltros Portugueses, S.A.

Production of materials for hat makers

FONTE

Washing and Finishing of Textiles

Heliotextil

Textile ribbons with electrical conductors

Jazon - social entreprise

Social enterprise focused on recycling and supply of materials including textile with past experience in corporate clothing.

Jeannie Hamblett

E-commerce selling of Sewing Patterns and Stitched Craft Kits

Katty Fashion Ltd

Clothing producer of medium-size orders, involved in the revitalisation of the local hemp value chain.

LA STAMPA

Women cloths

La Touche Francaise

Sailor sweaters production - knitting, assembling, finishing

Lanificio Faliero Sarti

Design, Weaving and Finishing of innovative fabrics for many leading stylists and well-known international manufactures.

LDS

Production of fabrics

LINEAESSE TESSUTI SPA

TEXTILE COMPANY PRODUCING FABRICS FOR WOMENSWEAR AS WELL AS MENSWEAR

MARZOTTO GROUP

Leading textile fashion company

MORITEX

Producer of articles made of circular knit

Nafpaktos Textile Industry SA

Production of cotton combed or carded yarns

NOTA

Lingerie collection design and trade

Piero Pierini

Use of textile as coating material

Print Silk Darvoudis Chrysoula

Dyeing, Printing and finishing silk and silk blend fabrics.

PRINTEX

A major player in the T&C industry in Bulgaria

Sakina M’sa

A Social Business based Fashion production company developing a New Fashion Ecosystem

SIAMIDIS SA

Corporate Protective Garments using technical textiles

SONAE

Retail activities

Tessitura La Colombina

Silk mill, weaving of wool and fashion products producer

Thrakika Ekkokistiria S.A.

Cotton ginning mills

TRIS & CO

Dry cleaning and finishing of any tissue

VARVARESSOS S.A.

Spinning mill producing single, multi-ply ring spun and core-spun yarns

VIRAL

Production of washable cotton nappies for Babies

Walk LTD

Sock hosiery and underwear manufacturing company

WHITE BOX MEPE

Baby bed linen products using natural raw materials

ZANETTI MODA SRL

Women's shirts production since 1965

Small businesses and workshops

Name

Brief description

Alice Salmeri

Retail and tailor-made clothes

BarbaraDress

Design and retail sales of shoes

BIZMUT

Textile bags from recycled materials

By Ciuro srl

Embroidery

Cut, Make and Trim facility of Plymouth College of Art

Facility to produce samples and short runs of fashion and textile products

Daniela Cocco

Wedding dresses and ceremony

Daniela Ponto Final

Development and design of clothes

De Caro sas di Dalla Pasqua

Recycling and reuse waste in designer products

Empresa LANA DI FANNY

Production of scarves and hats using local wool and silk

Faering Ltd

Digital printing on luxury knitwear and accessories

FELTRANDO

Women's fashion accessories with felt

Footfalls and Heartbeats

Design and production of textiles and textile products for healthcare

GIANNETOS SA

HAND MADE CLOTHING DESIGNERS AND RETAIL

Giuliano Secco

Tailoring and finishing workshop

I LAVORI DI PENELOPE DI PALLA MILENA

Production of woven products by hand using local wool

IOANNA KOURBELA

WOMENSWEAR - MENSWEAR - ACCESSORIES DESIGN AND PRODUCTION.

Kingfly Tailoring

Personalised menswear suiting

LANA E DINTORNI

Laboratory working with wool, creations using felt and knitted wool of the local Alpagota sheep

Laura Conti

Garment developer for small brands and new designers

MAD di Marzia Donzelli SAS

Fashion design of accessories and cloths devoted to travel/holidays

MOB-VINTAGE

Clothing and vintage accessories

MORE di Morena Fanny Raimondo www.moretobemore.it

Atelier of haute couture and bridal

MV (Marianna Vigneri)

Handcrafted products

Nido di Seta

Silk production and valorisation

Nonsololana srl

Produces and distributes fine knitwear for man (Knit Lab), for woman (Fabio Frati) and pure cashmere

Novi Armal

Workers cooperative involved in social entrepreneurship

ORANGE FIBER

Production of yarns and textiles using citrus juice leftovers

Sartoria Crimi

Tailor's shop following the best Italian tradition

SIESTAS

Sea bags producers

Simona La Torre

Slow and artisanal design and production of textile products

Slovenska filantropija Murska Sobota

Association promoting voluntary work

Slow Clothing Srl

Tailor-made female luxury Italian dresses production, made on customer measures.

SPAZIOiF

Handmade bags and accessories

Tatjana Kalamar M.

Fashion and product design

VITUSSI

Youth brand, proposing bags designed for an “elegant and ironic woman”.

Vuedu Factory srl

Design of locally tailor-made women clothes using Italian raw materials

ZAVI GROUP SRL

Industrial production of menswear, including a made to measure service