EcoFashionEU: International Meeting with Enterprise Europe Network experts

The results of the project were presented to consultants of the Network specializing in sustainable development, textiles, the creative industry, and fashion, as well as to officials of the European Commission.
The international online meeting titled "EcoFashionEU: Sustainability Tools & Outcomes" occurred on May 8, 2024, with wide-ranging participation from stakeholders and Enterprise Europe Network representatives.
Organized by the Athens Chamber of Small and Medium Industries (ACSMI), as the leading body of the EcoFashionEU project, it focused on promoting sustainability in small and medium-sized textile and fashion manufacturers.
The event presented key findings and tools developed within the EcoFashionEU project to Enterprise Europe Network consultants specializing in sustainable development, textiles, and the creative industry and fashion from various European countries, along with officials from the European Commission.
Highlighted were:
- The Ethos Fashion Tool, an online self-assessment tool for sustainability in fashion SMEs.
- An educational Toolkit for trainers active in civil society organizations and NGOs.
- Policy recommendations developed within the project, aimed at wider dissemination and utilization at the European level, benefiting small and medium-sized enterprises in the fashion and textile industry.
All project outputs are accessible on the project's website at

About the EcoFashionEU Project

The EcoFashionEU project supports small and medium-sized enterprises in the textile, ready-to-wear, and fashion industry in adopting sustainable practices in their production, management, and administration. With a total budget of €109,374.33 and a duration of 18 months, it is one of only five pilot actions approved by EISMEA under the call "Sustainability Partnerships of SMEs adopting more sustainable practices" of the Single Market Programme (SMP COSME).
Implemented actions within the project framework include:
- Mapping current conditions and challenges faced by fashion SMEs in adopting sustainable practices.
- Identifying existing best practices at the European level.
- Organizing workshops with institutional stakeholders and organizations to develop policy proposals.
- Creating a guide of policy proposals, informative, and educational material for SMEs and civil society organizations.
- Supporting fashion SMEs in adopting sustainable and innovative practices.
- Implementing dissemination activities and promoting the project's results at national and European levels.
- Training fashion SMEs in adopting sustainable practices.
Partners involved in the project include the Athens Chamber of Small and Medium Industries as the Coordinating Body, CSR Hellas - Greek Network for Corporate Social Responsibility, and companies such as Pepper Vally - Spyros Fragkos & Co. EE, Christiana Vardakou, ATHINAIA – M. Karamichalis SA, and A Place to Dress Strangers – Margarita Gali.


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