Year

2019

Summary

FUSION will offer designers and makers training in digital fabrication skills and co-designing, methodologies to help them develop bespoke products, across fashion, textiles and wearables for active ageing citizens.

Lead Partner

Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland

Co-Partner(s)
  • Fondazione Santagata Per L Economia Della Culura, Italy
  • Instituto Politecnico Do Cavado E Do Ave, Portugal.
  • Crafts Council, UK. 
Funding Strand

Smaller Scale Cooperation Projects

Community Grant

€199,999

Description

FUSION (Fashion Up-Skilling Innovation Open Network) is aimed at designers and creative makers who are training in digital fabrication and co-designing. FUSION will offer them methodologies to help them develop bespoke products, across fashion, textiles and wearables for active ageing citizens. 

Through a series of masterclasses, a short residency programme, networking events, a seminar, exhibition, thematic research mapping and the development of a business toolkit, the project aims to:

  1. Increase access to digital fabrication technologies for fashion and textile designers and makers.
  2. Enrich professional capacities in digital fabrication and co-designing with active ageing citizens.  
  3. Open new business opportunities for the design and craft sector.
  4. Develop new business models for creative enterprises interested in cross-sector  innovation within fashion and textiles.