WORTH Partnership Project, an initiative of the European Union to boost the fashion and lifestyle industries within Europe and develop innovative and design-driven products, provides funding for transnational partnerships between highly innovative SMEs in fashion, design and lifestyle industries.
After a successful first call, the second call will be open until 24th of October 2018 as a new opportunity to develop design-driven products in furniture, textile, footwear, accessories, jewellery and leather sectors as WORTH embarked on the second of a 4-year journey aiming to support 150 partnerships throughout the project duration.
The WORTH Community is rapidly increasing, over 700 members are registered in the WORTH platform ready to connect and build up transnational collaborations. Awarded projects will receive funding, coaching, participation in international events, professional links, market upscale and access to an innovative community to kick-start their disruptive design ideas. COSME WORTH partnership project supports collaboration between fashion designers, traditional and digital craftsmanship and the manufacturing industry.
Partnerships are formed of SMEs (Small and Medium sized Enterprise) partners working in the fashion and consumer goods industry across Europe who can apply to the project: designers, crafters, starts ups, SMEs, and technology firms operating in following sectors: fashion/textile, footwear, leather, jewellery, accessories, furniture and home decoration.