The Portuguese Textile Industry continues to assert itself internationally by betting on responsible production, based on sustainable fibres and processes. On April 7th, ATP – The Portuguese Textile and Clothing Association will once again focus on this subject, with a Webinar integrated in the “Sustainable Fashion From Portugal: Fashion Industry’s New Chic” project. The sector’s experts will discuss the current main challenges, and analyse the impact of the pandemic on sustainability.
In the textile and clothing industry, the made in Portugal label is increasingly green and linked with sustainable materials. Over the past few years, there have been many examples of Portuguese companies – from fashion to home textiles, accessories and technical textiles –, embracing sustainable projects by increasing its investment in alternative energies, processes with less waste, and in innovative articles manufactured from organic or recycled fibres. Today, sustainability is the mantra of the Portuguese industry, and an added value when it comes to Portuguese exports.
On April 7th, the sustainable strength of the Portuguese industry will once again be highlighted in a Webinar organized by ATP - The Portuguese Textile and Clothing Association. The session, entitled “Sustainable Fashion From Portugal: Fashion Industry’s New Chic”, will bring together several experts from the sector to discuss the market’s current needs in terms of responsible production.
Mário Jorge Machado, ATP’s president, Miguel Ribeiro da Silva, Sasia Reciclagem Administrator, Albertina Reis from Riopele and Ricardo Silva, administrator of Tintex Textiles make up the debate panel for this session, which will be moderated by the journalist Mariana D'Orey, from T Newspaper, and broadcast live via streaming. Registration to attend the webinar is free, but mandatory.
This is yet another action within the scope of the “Sustainable Fashion From Portugal: Fashion Industry’s New Chic
” project, promoted by ATP with the aim of showing the sustainable soul of Portuguese industry. Through a set of actions, both in national and international markets, the Portuguese Textile and Clothing Association shows how the Portuguese industry is at the forefront of green innovation, bringing together tools, knowledge and skills capable of meeting the costumers’ most advanced demands in terms of responsible production.
The SUSTAINABLE FASHION FROM PORTUGAL: FASHION INDUSTRY'S NEW CHIC project will take place over two years, and will encompass an estimated investment of around 740 thousand euros, having been co-financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds (FEEI), within the POCI (Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Program), in Portugal 2020 and COMPETE 2020.