TEX-MED ALLIANCES
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Textile Mediterranean Alliances for Business Development, Internationalization and Innovation

About the project

Like many others, the textile sector has changed dramatically during the last decades. Advanced countries have brought in high performance and high added-value technologies while emerging countries, mainly from Asia, have sharply reduced the costs putting insane pressure on Mediterranean traditional clothing SMEs. In contrast, the Mediterranean textile sector has traditionally been a weak innovation performer. TEX-MED ALLIANCES aims at reducing that persistent innovation gap. To do that, the project proposes an innovative approach based on the development of two types of initiatives: cross-border initiatives identified and promoted by the project partners and cross-border project ideas/proposals arising directly from MSMEs. Together, these actions will put innovation at the core of the sector. Eventually, TEX-MED ALLIANCES will help textile and clothing MSMEs expand internationally inside/outside the Mediterranean area, fostering job creation and technological upgrading.

Key information

TEX-MED ALLIANCES
Textile Mediterranean Alliances for Business Development, Internationalization and Innovation
A.1 Business and SMEs development
A.1.2 Euro-Mediterranean economic clusters
Spain, Italy, Greece, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine

Financial data

2.8 million
Total budget
2.5 million
EU contribution
%
10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

8
Partners
7
Countries
19
Technical outputs

Project duration

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What will be improved?

Thanks to the project, concerned MSMEs from the Mediterranean textile/clothing industry will acquire updated knowledge and technical skills in the modest fashion segment, smart textiles and digital printing, enhancing innovation, competitiveness and capacities to reach new markets. Solutions to foster more sustainability in the textile sector, based on a circular economy perspective, will be investigated and implemented. The ultimate ambition of the project is to turn the Mediterranean textile sector into an Industry 4.0, contributing to the re-orientation of the sector towards innovative productions and new business models.

Who will benefit?

  • Textile and clothing MSMEs and manufacturers 
  • Suppliers such as those of raw materials, machinery, software, specialized services (R&D centres, logistics)
  • Professionals (designers, stylists, technicians, etc.)
  • Wholesalers, distribution chains, retailers 
     

Expected achievements

  • 31 support initiatives for the internationalization, innovation and technology upgrading and circular economy in the textile/clothing industry 
  • 34 MSMEs participating in key business events and internationalization/innovations fairs 
  • 1 open forum on circular economy to share best practices in the textile/clothing industry 
  • 4 business to business events gathering at least 123 MSMEs
  • 22 MSMEs participating in new Euro-Mediterranean business alliances and partnerships
     
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The TEX-MED ALLIANCES project ends with nearly 70 new alliances between Mediterranean textile companies

The EU-funded project TEX-MED ALLIANCES explains its successes at a conference in Cairo with the participation of all its partners and a sig…

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES concludes with more than 30 initiatives promoted in the Mediterranean textile industry

The project ends its 3 years journey with the capitalization forum and final event in Cairo on 4-5 October.

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES awarded with the ITMF’s International Cooperation prize

The EU-funded project TEX-MED ALLIANCES adds another success to its work for the textile industry in the Mediterranean basin. The International Textile Manufacturers Federatio…

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES returns to the Athens Fashion Trade Show with the sustainable fashion brand, TheMedNew

From 15 to 18 September, 6 of TheMedNew's partner designers will be exhibiting a selection of their designs at the Athens Fashion Trade…

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES expands the sustainable textile and fashion brand 'TheMedNew' in Jordan

On the 15th and 16th of June THEMEDNEW community gathered again, in Amman attending two days of successful B2B and B2C meetings, entitled TH…

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES brings knowledge about an innovative dyeing system

30 organizations, companies, research laboratories, universities, and industrial enterprises from both shores of the Mediterranean participated in a technical and practical tr…

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES - Successful kick-off of the Mediterranean Health Textiles Cluster

The symposium "Health Textiles Cluster in the Mediterranean", celebrated in Tunis on the 31st of May, gathered more than 200 face-to-face and online participants rep…

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The Mediterranean healthcare textile value chain gathers in a symposium held by TEX-MED ALLIANCES

The TEX-MED ALLIANCES project calls on European and North African textile companies to participate, on the 31st of May in the Symposium abou…

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES initiative 'TheMedNew' calls on retailers to join the new textile and fashion platform

The new textile and fashion platform and umbrella brand, TheMedNew has decided to open membership to retailers, distributors, shop or mall o…

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Mechano-Tex for Innovation, matchmaking initiative promoted by TEX-MED ALLIANCES

There are numerous ways to innovate in textile clothing and many of these necessarily pass through the production machinery. TEX-MED ALLIANCES, organizes "Mechano-Tex for…

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES organizes a symposium full of opportunities for health textile producers in the Mediterranean

The meeting will be held on 31 May at the Technopark in Monastir, Tunisia, organized by our partner MFCPole. It will have a hybrid format: o…

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES event in Barcelona: "Slow living" presentation with fashion and tourism

We present "Slow living", 20 designers of TheMedNew in Barcelona. On 7 April, as part of the activities planned for 080 Barcelona …

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES project grows with a new dyeing equipment for SMEs

The Tunisian partner of the EU-funded TEX-MED ALLIANCES project, Cettex, has already made the new equipment for dyeing small batches of textile products available to SMEs on r…

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TheMedNew fashion brand of the TEX-MED ALLIANCES project showcased at Athens Fashion Trade Show

The participation of the textile business platform and Mediterranean fashion brand TheMedNew at the Athens Fashion Trade Show attracts the i…

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES launches the Health Textile Digital Cluster in the Mediterranean

The new Healthcare Textile Digital Cluster, based on a powerful digital platform, aims to become a space for relationships and support for companies involved in this type of p…

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The Healthcare Textile Digital Cluster in the Mediterranean, a new initiative of TEX-MED ALLIANCES

The Healthcare Textile Digital Cluster aims to foster cooperation between companies in the textile sector within the healthcare sector. An e…

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES campaigns for a Mediterranean fashion style

The concept of "Mediterranean fashion" was the topic of discussion at the seminar and business meeting held on 1 December in Alexandria, Egypt. The event brought together fashion experts and designers…

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES seminar in Tunisia: "New frontiers in dyeing and finishing for SMEs in textile and clothing sector and match making meetings"

Ready to cross new frontiers in textile finishing? This is the point that will be answered at the seminar…

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES Seminar and Business Meetings on "Mediterranean Fashion Styles" in Alexandria, Egypt

A brilliant group of fashion experts, designers, and textile industries will meet in Alexandria (Egypt) on the TEX-MED ALLIANCES Seminar and…

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES fashion webinar shows the concepts that will mark trends for the next year clothing looks

More than 100 people participated in the fashion webinar organized by SEPEE, Hellenic Fashion Industry Association, and partner of TEX-MED A…

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TheMedNew, TEX-MED ALLIANCES new platform to promote cooperation in the Mediterranean textile industry

The collaboration and cooperation platform for textile and fashion companies in the Mediterranean basin that was officially presented in Bar…

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES presents TheMedNew, a new business platform to boost the Mediterranean textile industry

TheMedNew is a new textile business platform, a space for creating alliances and stimulating cooperation between fashion brands across the M…

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Fashion Restart: witness trends of next seasons in webinar organized by TEX-MED ALLIANCES

What are the fashion trends in terms of colors, patterns, material for the next seasons? Learn more on the 3rd of November during event organised by TEX-MED ALLIANCES project.

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Egypt: TEX-MED ALLIANCES project present new cooperation initiatives for the Mediterranean textile industry’

On 27 of September in Alexandria, over 50 Egyptian textile industries participated, in the presentation of new initiatives to improve busine…

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES launches Special Week of the Facebook group ‘Textile Leftovers Platform‘

From 27th of September to 3rd of October, warehouse fabrics, yarns, and textile accessories showcased on the TEX-MED ALLIANCES 'Leftovers Platform' will be freely sh…

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES launches the Leftovers platform, a digital market for textile stocks

This new initiative represents an important contribution to the circular economy of the textile industry in the Mediterranean area and a clear commitment to the environment.

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES launches “Leftovers” Mediterranean platform on textile stocks

“Leftovers” platform represents an important opportunity to acquire top-quality fabrics, yarns, and textile accessories.

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Get to know the 32 textile initiatives selected under TEX-MED ALLIANCES project

Fashion re-start, Circular Economy, and Health Emergencies are the main topics of the pilot initiatives to be implemented by the selected textile companies.

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES: high participation from Mediterranean textile and clothing companies in project first call

More than 60 applications were submitted by SMEs in call aiming to support initiatives related to circular economy, health emergencies, and …

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STAND Up! and TEX-MED ALLIANCES join forces for sustainability in the textile and clothing sector

Find all the presentations delivered during the joint webinar organised jointly by the STAND Up! and TEX-MED ALLIANCES projects.

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES and STAND Up! projects join forces for sustainability in the Mediterranean textile and fashion industry

TEX-MED ALLIANCES and STAND Up! projects will be holding a joint web conference on November 5th to share their main interest: circular econo…

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Jordan: TEX-MED ALLIANCES to unveil financial opportunities for startups and SMEs of the textile and clothing sector

The webinar will take place through the Zoom platform on October 28th, 2020, from 11.00 to 12.30 am, Jordanian time.

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Palestine: TEX-MED ALLIANCES to unveil financial opportunities for startups and SMEs of the textile and clothing sector

The webinar will take place through the Zoom platform on October 27th, 2020, from 11.00 to 12.30 pm, Palestinian time.

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES launches Circular Economy initiative in the Textile and Clothing sector

The initiative aims at stimulating innovative practices for recycling of fibres, fabrics and final products to create sustainable fashion collections.

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Spain: TEX-MED ALLIANCES to unveil financial opportunities for startups and SMEs of the textile and clothing sector

The webinar will take place through the Zoom platform on October 22nd, 2020, from 12.00 to 1.30 pm, Spanish time.

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES 'Health Emergencies' initiative to foster innovation and cooperation in health textile materials

The initiaitve aims to provide an effective, quick and tested/certified supply of health devices in case of epidemics in the Mediterranean a…

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES aims to revive the Mediterranean fashion/apparel sector

The "Fashion Re-start initiative" provides consultancy services & financial resources for developing new collections adapted to the Mediterranean markets.

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Egypt: TEX-MED ALLIANCES to unveil financial opportunities for startups and SMEs of the textile and clothing sector

The webinar will take place through the Teams platform on October 13th, 2020, from 12.00 to 14.00 Egyptian time.

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES helps micro and small businesses in the finishing phase of dyeing small samples

A new dyeing and finishing equipment will be installed at CETTEX Technological Resource Centre in Monastir, Tunisia to help companies devel…

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES launches financial grants programme to help companies create Mediterranean alliances

Companies can receive financial grants up to €10.000 each to implement strategic initiatives in the textile and clothing sector.

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Tunisia: TEX-MED ALLIANCES to unveil financial opportunities for startups and SMEs of the textile and clothing sector

The webinar will take place through the Zoom platform on 29th of September from 12.00 to 13.00, Tunisian time.

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES: grants to support innovation, circular economy and internationalization in the textile and clothing industry

SMEs and stakeholders of the textile and clothing industry will be able to apply for subgrants in the fol…

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES: new initiatives to revitalize the Mediterranean textile industry in the aftermath of COVID-19

The TEX-MED ALLIANCES bets on innovation, circular economy, internationalization to re-start the textile and clothing industry.

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES: cooperation, a strong driver for the competitiveness of the Mediterranean textile industry

Study shows huge potential for new alliances between textile and clothing clusters across borders in the Mediterranean region.

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03 April 2020
Mapping of Mediterranean production capacities of Personal Protection Equipment

TEX-MED ALLIANCES has launched a Mediterranean-wide effort to assess the local production capacities of much-needed sanitary equipment.

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11 March 2020
TEX-MED ALLIANCES project closer to you!

The TEX-MED ALLIANCES is organizing a series of events to present the opportunities of the project for the textile and clothing industry.

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17 February 2020
Mediterranean countries forge a strategic alliance to strengthen the textile sector

The TEX-MED ALLIANCES project involves 8 partners from Italy, Greece, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan and Palestine.

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