This is a general discussion forum to share thoughts, insights and concerns, as well as tips and tricks about using the groups and other facilities. Feel free to share any ideas you think the TCBL community as a whole might be interested in.
Filomena Almeida, from TCBL Associate Feltrando, was one of the presenters in Athens for TCBL_2017's JAM session. The Portuguese company makes a range of women's fashion accessories using felt and Filomena gave each delegate a felt keyring as…Read more…
TCBL partner Sqetch is a key player in the TCBL Short Runs business case. The company provides a match-making service between fashion and clothing brands and manufacturers. Using it might just make make your life easier if you can find expertise…Read more…
Fashion Enter, sister company to FashionCapital, has been named as SME of the year at the second annual London Evening Standard Business Awards, in association with HSBC and supported by Ballymore. The winners were announced at an exclusive…Read more…
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What does TCBL stand for?
TCBL stands for Textile & Clothing Business Labs, an EU funded project in the Horizon 2020 programme.
What is a Business Lab?
Business Labs explore more or less radical innovation trajectories, structured according to a coherent framework and relying on existing and emergent models. Current Business Labs in TCBL are Design Labs, Making Labs, and Place Labs.
What is a Business Pilot?
A Business Pilot is a company or actor in existing and concrete supply and value chains, including social enterprises, interested in participating in pilot experimentation in TCBL. Pilot activities are primarily in, but not limited to, the T&C manufacturing sector, and they aim to establish methodologies for «innovation transfer» of business model elements.
How can I become part of this?
TCBL launched its first Open Calls for Expressions of Interest on February 25th, 2016. The Call for Business Labs is by invitation only, while for Business Pilots you can register your interest until March 31st. For further information, see the Open Calls page.
Is this about fashion?
TCBL's about new technologies, new materials, new ways of working, and new ways of selling, but of course it is also about fashion: it's fashion that moves the T&C industry. It's not necessarily about fashion as we currently see it on the catwalks however, since customer-driven approaches are shaping business innovation and that includes fashion as well.