TCBL Associate Enterprises are businesses and enterprises, large and small – even individuals – 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.
The current 78 Associate Enterprises were selected in the first Call for Expression of Interest that was open in March-April 2016. Their applications were evaluated in a rigorous peer review process, which is based primarily on the coherence of their business ideas with a set of principles we have identified as the common traits of those interested in innovating together for a sustainable future. (more on the TCBL Principles here)
Associate Enterprises thus make up a value-based business community of innovating enterprises under the TCBL label. As a closed user group, they gain free access to service platforms they can experiment to innovation their business operations and can participate in one or more Business Cases in which they experiment new value chains with other TCBL Associate Enterprises.
The 2017 Call for Expressions of interest is now open, for those interested in joining the TCBL community. Further information is availablehere.