Projects

Projects are the result of collaboration between associates, partners and labs; below is a list of those supported by the TCBL Project in its first four years.

Some were born as "business pilots", chosen from projects proposed by TCBL Associates, businesses and enterprises in any way connected with design, production, manufacturing and distribution in the Textiles and Clothing (T&C) sector, who are interested in innovating business systems to build a more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous production ecosystem in Europe and throughout the world.

Others were initially called "Labs projects" and are the output of one or more of the TCBL Labs.

Moving forward, new collaborative projects may be proposed and considered for funding.


Textile dyeing with natural pigments The textile industry is one of the most polluting in the world, in which one the most...
Learning, networking and re-structuring production for local enterprises The Design and Make Labs at the Textile Centre of...
Open Source Circular Fashion Open Source Circular Fashion is an open platform where users can upload their patterns, 3D models,...
Digitalizing and Preserving textile archives Textile and Clothing archives can be an important source of inspiration for the...
Eco Friendly Production: Reducing environmental impact This project aims to create an ecosystem covering the entire supply chain...
Fabricademy is a distributed educational program that brings together a researching mindset to training in technical innovation,...
TCBL Trends: Fashion Trends Prognosis This project is aimed at fashion designers. The Textiles and Clothing Design Lab in Athens...
Creative experimentation with felt to develop timeless products. A series of sessions to develop an understanding of the...
In the apparel industry, only the next collection counts and must be implemented as quickly and cost-effective as possible. The...
Revitalising European value chains through Natural Fibres production This project promotes sustainable and eco-friendly choices...
Second Life: giving maximum value to End-of-Life textiles The main goal of this project is to maximise the value of End-of-Life...
Addressing barriers and introducing new opportunities for short run production Short run production can allow for local sourcing...
The TCBL Café (initially “Knit Café) is a regular and networked series of events designed to bring together people...
This project creates a flexible workplace model that helps small- and medium- sized garment producers more flexibly adapt...
My Yorkshire Wardrobe (MYW) introduces a radical new clothing rental concept for men. It would utilise digital technologies,...
The Material Archive is the analog/digital and open source archive for displaying these DIY sustainable materials. It collects...
Routes to market – providing guidance to start ups and SMEs The Design and Make Labs at the Textile Centre of Excellence...