Clean and innovative textiles strategy for circular economy CLEANTEX


Project no.: 2020-1-LT01-KA203-077874
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Project description:

The European textile sector is facing major challenges to implement the green transition. CLEANTEX aims to develop customised training materials for companies and university students in the textile sector about circular economy and eco-design to boost their innovation potential to thrive sustainable solutions.
In this context, the CLEANTEX project will develop the tools for the upskilling of the textile sector and particularly higher education students, in order to obtain its objectives: To support the upskilling of the textile industry (students and companies) towards the green transition favouring the uptake of skills in sustainability, circular economy and eco-design; To foster innovative training methodologies based on multidisciplinary hands-on activities; To strengthen knowledge, skills and competences using virtual learning methodologies and tools; To promote the uptake of good practices towards a more sustainable textile industry; To strengthen collaboration among universities, technological centres and the textile industry.

Project funding:

The European Union programme Erasmus+

Project results:

All of the project results are the outcomes of three Intellectual Outputs and one intensive training: (1) Designing and developing of a virtual training program with open education resources for training higher education students with circular economy and eco-design in textile industry. (2) Development of Industrial clean textiles bootcamp training aiming to serve as the training material to be used during the summer school. (3) Creation of an e-book with practical guides on implementation of life cycle-assessment and eco-design applied in textile design and manufacturing students using real case studies and challenges from the advanced textiles’ manufacturing industry. (4) An Intensive training summer course will be held in Ljubljana with participation from students selected from the 3 universities participating in CLEANTEX project using a blended methodology that will integrate the different results from CLEANTEX.

Period of project implementation: 2020-11-01 - 2023-01-31

Project coordinator: Kaunas University of Technology

Project partners: CIAPE - Italian Center for Lifelong Learning, Environment Park - Scientific and Technological Park for the Environment, Agrupació d’Empreses Innovadores Textils (AEI TEXTILS), Creative Thinking Development - CRETHIDEV, Student Association National School of Arts and Textile Industries, Acondicionamiento Tarrasense

Rimvydas Milašius

2020 - 2023

Department of Production Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design