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Bio-based local sustainable circular wear

Objective

HEREWEAR innovates with a holistic, systemic approach towards the creation of an EU market for locally-produced circular textiles and clothing made from bio-based waste. New material solutions will build on the latest bio-based polyesters and cellulose developments. Three novel waste streams (seaweed, manure, straw) will be developed for cellulosic textile fibres. Emerging sustainable technologies for wet and melt spinning, for yarn and fabric making, will be developed and piloted at semi-industrial scale. For finishing innovation, coating and colouring biobased agents will be evolved. Microfibre release will be significantly reduced via measures all along the textile manufacturing process.
Garment prototypes for streetwear and corporate clothing will be produced by connecting up microfactories, organised into regional value creation circles; or by platform-supported, networked production resources. Use phase and end-of-life processing management - repair, re-use, recycle - will be implemented through novel structures. Full transparency will be provided through blockchain-enabled labelling and the configuration of a digital twin, informed with LCA information. A database and guidelines will be produced to support the design of fashion goods; with a focus on the best performance for bio-based materials and for reuse/recycling. Further guidelines will help the industry to take-up these results.
The consortium includes 6 research organisations, 1 LE and 8 SMEs coming from EU and 1 from US. To maximise impact, we will build on the TCBL community (>240 sustainable textile businesses) and use the SOURCEBOOK platform (>25000 organisations). Via these networks, blueprints for the transition to bio-based circular textiles will be shared and implemented. That way HEREWEAR aims to establish a bio-based circular textile clothing market segment of ca. €300 million, thus trying to maintain ca. 1200 textile manufacturing jobs in EU.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles

Call for proposal

H2020-FNR-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 897 250

Participants (13)

DEUTSCHE INSTITUTE FUR TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG DENKENDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 726 500
Address
Korschtalstrasse 26
73770 Denkendorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 734 717,50
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
RISE IVF AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 546 000
Address
Argongatan 30
431 53 Molndal
Activity type
Other
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 598 000
Address
272 High Holburn
WC1V 7EY London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 559 375
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations
CIRCULAR.FASHION UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 314 125
Address
Skalitzer Strasse 97
10997 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASOCIATIA MAI BINE
Romania
EU contribution
€ 225 625
Address
Strada Amurgului 4 Bl Sa2 Sc A Et 4 Ap 15
700415 Iasi
Activity type
Other
ANONYMI ETAIREIA VIOMICHANIKIS EREVNAS, TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS KAI ERGASTIRIAKON DOKIMON, PISTOPIISIS KAI PIOTITAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 290 412,50
Address
A Viomichaniki Periochi (Industrial Area Of Volos)
38500 Volos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FINIPUR NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 168 000
Address
Oudernaardse Heerweg 76
8540 Deerlijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MITWILL TEXTILES EUROPE
France
EU contribution
€ 284 375
Address
104 Rue Des Bains
68390 Sausheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VRETENO UG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 128 450
Address
Sandbergstrasse 73
64285 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOURCEBOOK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 336 000
Address
Reichenberger Strasse 155
10999 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CEDECS-TCBL
France
EU contribution
€ 350 000
Address
Rue Du Docteur Leroy 16
72000 Le Mans
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)