TCBL is currently running six Business Pilots. These are innovative business operations that receive support from the project in order to determine scaleable practises.
Business Model Innovation
Business pilots are chosen from projects proposed by TCBL Associate Enterprises, 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.
Over 100 Associate Enterprises were selected in the first two Calls for Expression of Interest that were open in 2016 and 2017. Their applications were evaluated in a rigorous peer review process, which is based on the coherence of their business ideas with the seven TCBL Principles together with the degree of their commitment towards innovating together for a sustainable future.
Associate Enterprises thus make up a value-based business community of forward-looking enterprises under the TCBL label. As a closed user group, they gain privileged access to on-going Business Cases experimenting new value chains with other TCBL Associate Enterprises as well as to the different platforms of TCBL Associate Service Providers.