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The fashion industry, considered the second-largest polluter worldwide after oil, is causing significant environmental harm. This includes excessive waste, harmful chemicals, and pollution of water and soil.

To address this, Fashion.ED seeks to create clothing more sustainably, considering every stage from material sourcing to disposal. It’s crucial to use eco-friendly materials, minimize waste, and ensure fair labor practices to reduce fashion’s environmental impact and promote a more responsible industry.

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Fashion.ED aims to cultivate an entrepreneurial, digitally-driven, and innovative higher education landscape. Its goal is to enhance students’ entrepreneurial skills, encouraging them to pursue careers in eco-fashion. This initiative seeks to contribute to the circular economy’s growth and promote eco-design within the fashion industry, aligning with the objectives of the EU Education Area.


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Our primary aim is to support emerging e entrepreneurs, guiding them in transforming their concepts into thriving and sustainable ventures. Through offering training, tools, and resources, our program seeks to inspire higher education institution (HEI) students to pursue careers within the eco-fashion sector. Additionally, we aim to facilitate their contributions to the advancement of the circular economy and eco-design within the textiles, apparel, and fashion industry. 

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Equipping students with comprehensive knowledge on eco design in fashion and textiles, complemented by immersive experiences in Virtual Reality (VR). 

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Enhancing students’ entrepreneurial skills and enabling them to create effective business plans that integrate eco-design in the fashion and textiles sector. 

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Arranging training sessions and industry visits for students to gain practical insights from real-world companies in the fashion industry that implement eco design. 

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Cultivating an innovation-oriented mindset among students by engaging them in a competition focused on developing business plans for eco-design ventures. 

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Target groups

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Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) offering courses in fashion, textiles, and apparel. 

Students currently pursuing studies in fashion, textiles, and apparel within these HEIs. 

Fashion industry professionals seeking to expand their expertise in eco-design and the circular economy. 

Enterprises within the fashion industry, encompassing eco-fashion entrepreneurs.


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Development of a MOOC for students on “Eco-design in Fashion”

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Virtual Experiments on ECO Design

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Eco-Design Challenge

Fashion.ED – Supporting Entrepreneurship in Eco Design

The Fashion.ED – Supporting Entrepreneurship in Eco Design project is co-funded by the European Union. The opinions and points of view expressed (in this press release/publication/etc.) commit only the author(s) and not necessarily those of the European Union or of the Spanish Service for the Internationalisation of Education (SEPIE). Neither the European Union or the SEPIE National Agency can be considered responsible for them.

Project Number: 2023-1-ES01-KA220-HED-000157440

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