The TCBL Ecosystem is made up of four types of associates who actively contribute to progress being made towards the project's goals. The The TCBL Associates Programme gradually extends the interacting components of the business ecosystem through yearly "Calls for Expressions of Interest".
The Associate Labs include the three typologies of Design, Making, and Place Labs as well as possible extensions in scope and sector.
- Design Labs explore tools and methods for designing textiles and clothes, working with professionals, fashion students, or anyone, even working from home.
- Making Labs experiment with production methods and machinery old and new, from re-discovering traditional tailoring to 3D printing and laser cutting.
- Place Labs investigate the local and social dimensions of clothes making, with new modes of organisation of work such as on-demand or home DIY production, community lab spaces, and networks of artisan shops.
Associate Enterprises include both Workshops and Factories supported by project partners as they build Business Pilots.
This includes consultants, associations, agencies, etc. providing tecnhical support to value chain formation.
Associate Services Additional providers of services can enhance the TCBL service platforms and Knowledge Spaces.
Additional providers of services can enhance the TCBL service platforms and Knowledge Spaces.