#TCBL 2019 | FASHION FORWARD

Connecting Patterns for Sustainability

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Day one | May 28 2019

Iasi / Romania

Venue: International Hotel, 5A PALAT ST, Iasi

Welcome

8:30-9:00

Registration and welcome coffee

9:00-9:30

Welcome Addresses

  • Caterina Ailiesei, CEO Association Reginnova NE

  • Daniela Toccafondi, Industry expert, Prato

  • Mihai Chirica, Mayor of Iasi City

  • Paul Butnariu, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Iasi

  • Mariana Ursache, Dean of the Faculty of Textile, Leather and Industrial Management, Technical University Gheorghe Asachi of Iasi

#TCBL_TALK

[ Moderator: Caterina Ailiesei ]

This is our more traditional conference style module, with leading keynote speakers addressing the main issues facing the T&C industry today.

9:30-9:45

Lutz Walter, Euratex / Regiotex

"Trends and prospects in the European T&C Industry"
An overview of performance and trends in Textiles and Clothing, with opportunities in research and regional policy

9:45-10:00

Antonela Curteza, TU Iasi

"Innovation in the Clothing Value Chain"
Technology trends for an agile and sustainable clothing production ecosystem

10:00-10:15

Carmen Ghituleasa, INCDTP

"The Romanian Textile and Clothing Industry"
From tradition to sustainability through research and innovation

10:15-10:30

Gabriela Macoveiu, RDA NE

"Textiles and Clothing in the NE Regional Strategy"
The role of the T&C Industry in the Smart Specialisation Strategy for the NE Region.

10:30-10:55

Discussion

11:00 - 11.30 | Coffee Break

TCBL_NEWS

An overview of progress and developments in the EU-funded TCBL project since #TCBL_2018 in Roma.

11:30-11:45

Jesse Marsh, TCBL Project Manager

"Last year in TCBL"

Activities in the final year of the EU-funded TCBL project and presentation of the TCBL Foundation for future activities.

11:45-12:45

TCBL_TRUE STORIES

Concrete initiatives carried out in TCBL

Re-structuring production

Presenting: Richard Axe, TCoE

  • Luca Leonardi, ARCA / "Collaborative kits for sewing cafés"
  • Clea Polar, Coco & Rico / "Re-designing the workplace"
  • Lisa Wurden, Sqetch / "Enabling short run production"

Re-connecting value chains

Presenting: Thanos Contargyris, HCIA

  • Michel Byvoet, Bivolino / "Collaborative on-demand designs"
  • Emmanouela Kouroudi, Thrakkika / "Certifying sustainable cotton"
  • Bill Macbeth, TCoE / "Re-inventing men’s fashion"

Re-framing consumer perceptions

Presenting: Frédérique Thureau, IFM

  • Ioanna Kouloumpini, HCIA / "Trends for sustainable design"
  • Besnik Mehmeti, Prato / "Re-interpreting fabric designs"
  • Anastasia Pistofidou, FabTextiles / "Fabricademy future design"

12:45-13:15

"Round Table Discussion with the TCBL Advisory Board"

Moderator: Jesse Marsh

  • Rita Britton, Nomad Atelier
  • Alice Gras, Hall Couture (tbc)
  • Gabriela Macoveiu, ADR NE
  • Daniela Toccafiondi, Industry expert
  • Guillaume Wallut, Centmillemilliards (tbc)
  • Lutz Walter, Euratex
  • Fiori Zafiropoulou, Fashion Revolution Greece
13:15-13:30

John Cleuren, DG Research

"Closing remarks"

Lunch at the International Hotel 13.30 – 14.30

TCBL_LOCAL

Three visits, for 20 people each, will leave from the International Hotel at 14.30. Please indicate your preference upon registration in the morning.

14:30
  1. The Palace of Culture (Ethnographic Museum of Moldova, Museum of Science and Technology, Clock Tower) – Old City Center
  2. Integrated Confections Moldova (CIM) – Katty Fashion – Old City Center
  3. University Palace from Copou (“Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University Library and Aula Magna “Carmen Silva”, Hall of Lost Steps) – REDU – Old City Center

19:30-22:30

TCBL_Night

ENTROPY/ A fashion event presented by students of the Faculty of Visual Arts and Design, Fashion design program, in collaboration with REDU Place Lab.

Venue: Teatru Fix, Strada Bucium nr 34, Iași