The HEREWEAR project partners recently convened for another bi-annual General Assembly, which was held on April 24-25, 2023, at the German Institute of Textile and Fiber Research (DITF) in Denkendorf, Germany. This gathering provided an opportunity for partners to update each other on the ongoing work and developments, tackle current challenges, and align on the next steps of the project.

Credit: DITF

The first day started with a warm welcome from DITF, after which partners had a chance to present updates on their work packages on:

  • Environmental and social assessment
  • Stakeholder community building and servicing
  • Innovation management and impact activities
  • Design for bio-based circular textiles
  • Biorefinery – bio-based materials
  • Wet and melt spinning
  • Bio-based textile intermediate manufacturing

Credits: UAL

Credits: UAL

Lab Visit – Credit: UAL

After the presentations, partners were given a tour of DITF labs, which proved to be an exciting experience for all attendees. 

The day was wrapped up with a consortium dinner at a local German restaurant, which provided partners with a perfect opportunity to network and socialize with each other.

The second day of the General Assembly started with a workshop on impact and exploitation issues, facilitated by UAL. The workshop enabled the partners to discuss and strategize how to maximize the impact of the HEREWEAR project and its outcomes. The final updates on the remaining work packages, which included the demonstration of bio-based garment production and project coordination, were given before the 2-day event concluded.

Credit: UAL

Finally, HEREWEAR would like to express sincere gratitude to DITF for organizing and hosting the successful event, as well as to all the partners who participated in person and online. The project looks forward to further collaboration and fruitful exchange among partners.

The HEREWEAR project is a collaborative initiative between several European partners and aims to develop sustainable and innovative solutions for the textile industry by utilizing bio-based circular textiles. We are looking forward to further collaboration and fruitful exchange.

Credit: DITF