HEREWEAR combines expertise and knowledge from several disciplines: polymer chemistry, biorefinery, bio-based raw materials, textiles value chain, recycling, design, engineering, software platforms and environmental science. This is a necessity for tackling the interdisciplinary issues linked to bio-based circular textiles.
interaction with the stakeholders is deemed crucial, especially with actors from the linked sectors, e.g. textile & clothing and bio-based communities. Therefore, TCBL has been added as partner, having a network of over 240 members all dedicated to design and manufacturing of sustainable textile & clothing in the EU. We also have the HEREWEAR Impact Support Group (ISG), containing 11 members from diverse backgrounds.
HEREWEAR results will aim to create a new market of bio-based textiles, which will lead to job creation. Of special interest are repair and re-use operations; based on the micro factory concept,they can be realised in small,local workshop sand thus offer new models at a social innovation level.