This is a general discussion forum to share thoughts, insights and concerns, as well as tips and tricks about using the groups and other facilities. Feel free to share any ideas you think the TCBL community as a whole might be interested in.
Fashion Enter welcome SilkFred to the factory for their first ever CPPD course.
On Thursday 13th March we welcomed the team from Silk Fred to The Factory for their first 'Factory…
Friendly reminder: see you this weekend April 22nd and 23rd for the Fashion Revolution Fair at Lottozero
Hi everyone we are looking forward to welcoming you this weekend at Lottozero in Prato for our Fashion Revolution Fair.
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The Global Sustainable Fashion Week (GSFW) is a new unique event combining international conference, workshops, displays, fashion shows, b2b meetings in the field of sustainable and ethical fashion (textile, clothing included). The Global…Read more…
I listened to a news report on ASOS' latest trading figures (to February 2017) this morning. Two items stood out: firstly, that 58% of their sales in the last six months came via mobile phone; secondly, that costs of distribution had risen…Read more…
E' partita l'ultima azione del progetto "Tessuti di periferia" del Comune di Prato: Sostegno alla creazione di un Laboratorio socio-occupazionale per cucito e confezionamento che prevede la promozione e lo sviluppo di un…Read more…
We're happy to welcome Luca Vanello, our first artist resident, with a public event, a roundtable talk about Lana Rigenerata, one of the typical textile products of the Prato area, that Luca will be working with.
What does TCBL stand for?
TCBL stands for Textile & Clothing Business Labs, an EU funded project in the Horizon 2020 programme.
What is a Business Lab?
Business Labs explore more or less radical innovation trajectories, structured according to a coherent framework and relying on existing and emergent models. Current Business Labs in TCBL are Design Labs, Making Labs, and Place Labs.
What is a Business Pilot?
A Business Pilot is a company or actor in existing and concrete supply and value chains, including social enterprises, interested in participating in pilot experimentation in TCBL. Pilot activities are primarily in, but not limited to, the T&C manufacturing sector, and they aim to establish methodologies for «innovation transfer» of business model elements.
How can I become part of this?
TCBL launched its first Open Calls for Expressions of Interest on February 25th, 2016. The Call for Business Labs is by invitation only, while for Business Pilots you can register your interest until March 31st. For further information, see the Open Calls page.
Is this about fashion?
TCBL's about new technologies, new materials, new ways of working, and new ways of selling, but of course it is also about fashion: it's fashion that moves the T&C industry. It's not necessarily about fashion as we currently see it on the catwalks however, since customer-driven approaches are shaping business innovation and that includes fashion as well.