European Social Innovation Competition announces its 10 Reimagine Fashion Finalists

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22.09.2020, 13:10  |  119   |   |   
Brussels (ots) - Today, the European Commission announces the Finalists for the
2020 European Social Innovation Competition (https://eusic.challenges.org/)
around the topic of Reimagine Fashion: Changing behaviours for sustainable
fashion.

Ten projects from 9 countries are now competing for three prizes:

1) Airwear by Fairbrics (France) A technology that converts the CO2 emitted
during fabric manufacturing into new synthetic fabrics.

2) Kleiderly | Converting Clothing (Germany) A start-up that turns recycled
clothes into durable material used to make a range of products, from furniture
to suitcases.

3) MycoTEX (Netherlands) An innovation to make custom-made clothes using a
sustainable fabric made from mycelium, a substance found in mushroom roots.

4) Post Carbon Fashion: Photosynthetic Coating (United Kingdom) Zero-waste and
regenerative dyeing and coating services for textile applications through
microbiological processes.

5) resortecs® (Belgium) Dissolvable stitching thread and heat-dismountable
rivets that help make the reuse and recycling textile products easier.

6) ROND - CO2 reduced soles from discarded fabric (Denmark) Sweat and shock
absorbent insoles made from fibers upcycled from discarded textiles.

7) SENSTILE - DIGITIZING TEXTILES (Spain) A search engine that identifies,
matches, and compares textiles digitally and at scale.

8) Snake (Croatia) A digital commerce platform which applies augmented reality
and enables development of digital fashion by changing the way fashion is
consumed.

9) The first Lyocell hemp fibre: Hempcell(TM) (Germany) A start-up that promotes
premium European Hemp Lyocell fibres as a viable and sustainable textile
alternative.

10) WhyWeCraft: Cultural Sustainability in Fashion (Romania) Artisan-designer
collaborations focused on reviving heritage European textile crafts.

The Finalists were selected by an expert jury panel from a group of 30
Semi-Finalists who, in turn, had been chosen from a total of 766 applicants from
across Europe. All Semi-Finalists participated in the European Social Innovation
Competition Digital Academy- an intensive training and coaching programme
designed to develop their initiatives remotely-over the summer.

What happens next? The three winners of this year's competition will be
announced at a virtual Awards Ceremony being organised around the frame of the
digital European Social Economy Exchange Event
(https://www.euses2020.eu/exchange-events/) on November 26th, which leads up to
the European Social Economy Summit in 2021. Each winner will receive 50,000EUR
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