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Semi-finalists of the 2020 European Social Innovation Competition: Reimagine Fashion #diogochallenge

The Cultural IP Rights Initiative is delighted to announce that our proposal “Recontextualising traditional craftsmanship: Cultural Sustainability in Fashion” has been selected as one of the 30 semi-finalists  (from a field of 766 entries from all over Europe). 

The Cultural IP Rights Initiative was selected as semi-finalist for proposing a holistic framework for artisan-designer collaborations, at the intersection of law, fashion and textile business practices, and traditional knowledge as a cornerstone of sustainable development. 


The objective of our proposal is to prevent mindless textile and garment consumption in the EU and revive the heritage of European textile crafts by integrating traditional craftsmanship in the contemporary fashion development process and stimulate artisan-designer collaborations.