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Sartoria Sociale

Sartoria Sociale

Sartoria Sociale is a social enterprise based in Palermo, the main city of southern Italy. The project was born out of the idea that recycling clothing and textile wastes could be turned into clothes and fashion items. It is the meeting place, (actual and virtual at the same time) for fashion designers, tailors, and dressmaking fans from all over the world. It is a workshop where Italian and foreign young people who may be in need due to social, employment, or personal problems, meet and work together
It is the right place for a business start up of people's products and services as well as restyling and upstyling of used and new clothing. The activities are mainly focused on supporting and improving ethical and charity work, and combating against a global culture of waste.

Innovation Approach

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Key activities

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Target publics

Who the lab wishes to engage

  • Artisans
  • Fashion Designers
  • Makers
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Lab projects

Workplace of the Future
This project creates a flexible workplace model that helps small- and medium- sized garment producers more flexibly...