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REFASHIONIZED – Fashion Evolution towards Sustainability

REFASHIONIZED – Fashion Evolution towards Sustainability

Implementation Period

01/01/2023 – 01/01/2025

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Summary of the project

The project REFASHIONIZED is a 24-monthly Erasmus+ project. The project is designed in such a way as to raise environmental awareness among young people as well as youth workers and educators on the impact of the fashion industry, actions that have been taken so far by policymakers, consumers and the industry itself to prevent further damage and what steps still need to be taken in the future to protect our environment from the damage clothing production causes.



  • Youngsters and young adults aged 15-24
  • Educators, youth workers, trainers in the field of youth
  • Staff from the partners’ organizations



The project’s main objectives are to:

  • Raise young people’s awareness of sustainable and eco-fashion; upcycling, maintaining, and repairing clothes.
  • Foster a sense of self-expression and creativity by teaching young people how to design and make clothes and accessories in an easy and innovative way using reused materials.
  • Encourage young people youth workers and educators to explore fashion history in the 20th century. Throughout the 20th century, cross-cultural and historical influences exerted a profound impact on fashion design. This way, European and global history, and common values are being promoted through the lens of fashion.
  • Foster young people’s green and entrepreneurial skills through exploring sustainable fashion and success stories of entrepreneurs and professionals in the sustainable and green Fashion Industry and the CCSs.
  • Promote teamwork as young people will be encouraged to work in small groups, design, upcycle and produce their fashion products.
  • Develop youth workers, educators and young people‘s critical thinking skills and digital competencies by encouraging them to enrol in the Refashionized online course, through which they acquire knowledge on the history of fashion, sustainable fashion, reflect on the impact of fashion on society and the environment and on how to take action and support the sustainable fashion industry.


Project Results

An Online Learning Platform embedded into the project website. It will provide educational material for the trainers:

  • The “History of Fashion” Booklet: 10 units covering the most important eras of fashion history
  • The “Sustainable Fashion” Booklet: 5 units covering the environmental impact of the fast fashion industry
  • A Methodology for youth workers, trainers, and educators to teach young people fashion history and sustainable fashion to
    facilitate the teaching process.
  • A toolkit for the trainers in order to learn how to teach young people practical ways of repurposing old garments.

An Online Platform embedded into the project website that provides learning material for young people in order to further understand sustainable fashion. In particular:

  • The “REFASHIONIZED Fashion Course”: Interactive PPTs presenting the history of fashion and sustainability in this sector
  • The “Sustainable Fashion Glossary: a compendium of terms serving as a reference tool helping in understanding sustainable fashion. It will be presented in the form of a crossword puzzle
  • The “How to UPcyle Videos”: 10 short how-to videos providing easy examples of how to upcycle used fabrics into new pieces of clothing
  • The “How to Create Your Own Portfolio” Guidelines: They will provide young people with easy guidelines on how to develop and present a portfolio
  • The “Sustainable Fashion Game”: The game will have multiple levels, answering questions and will include fact-checked questions on various aspects of sustainability in the fashion industry.


The Partnership

Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. – Coordinator partner, Germany

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JKPeV was founded in 2004 with the aim to provide opportunities for young people and adults focusing on disadvantaged groups to develop their soft and professional skills, digital and ICT skills, and stimulate their creativity and entrepreneurial skills through different forms of art, digital media and non-formal learning methods. JKPeV is dedicated to promoting EU citizenship and the active participation of EU citizens. JKPeV organizes international projects, events, and training for young people, adults, emerging artists, young entrepreneurs, young people with fewer opportunities, trainers, and youth workers on-site and abroad with a focus on assisting the cultural enrichment of the local and regional community while also promoting the cultural diversity of the European Union.

KAINOTOMIA & SIA EE – partner, Greece

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“KAINOTOMIA” is a level two Lifelong Learning Centre (K.DI.VI.M2) in Greece, which is active in the field of Vocational Education and Training. KAINOTOMIA has implemented more than 60 continuing vocational training programmes for unemployed people, teachers of all levels of education, higher education students, employees/self-employed and vulnerable social groups, for the development of professional opportunities and their promotion and integration into the labour market and society in general, through innovative programmes. “KAINOTOMIA” provides consultancy services to enterprises and support and advisory services to trainees to facilitate their (re)entry into the labour market. “KAINOTOMIA” has participated in several national projects, offering a high degree of expertise in training in modern fields, combining them with those that are in high demand in the labour market in order to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of trainees for their integration into the labour market. Furthermore, “KAINOTOMIA” participates in co-funded national programmes called “local development and entrepreneurship projects for unemployed people based on specific local needs and development potential”.

Catwalk project, partner – Greece

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CATWALK PROJECT is a pioneering costume design workshop founded in Thessaloniki in 2015 and which developed to be a creative children’s hive model, from 4 to 18 years old.The clothing workshop includes courses in art history, fashion illustration , recycling and circular economics, textiles, history of costume and clothing, as well as practical construction workshops (pattern, sewing). At Catwalk Project, we open the time warp of history and travel from the beginning of clothing to the present, stopping at its most important stations.We try to explore every aspect of the history of clothing and, thus, through this process, the educational character of our workshop is formed. Catwalk Project’s team stands by the students, at every step!The team is there primarily to inspire, to provide, to listen to the needs and desires of each child and then, guided by love and professionalism, to proceed to the proper planning and implementation of the educational programs of the workshop. Students are provided with a book with the chosen theory, depending on their age, which has been edited by the Catwalk Project trainers. At Catwalk Project, we believe in the development of the child and the individual in general, through the process of experiential learning. Our philosophy is summarized in the phrase “education in practice”.Our goal is for all students – children, teenagers- to experience the joy of creation, to gain self-confidence and to express their creativity, based on a solid theoretical and practical background. We participate in events & fundraising actions, with a constant focus on offering to all parts of society!

Lottozero società cooperativa sociale – partner, Italy

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Lottozero is an international center for textile design, art and culture based in the historical Prato textile district and cluster
operating both as a consultancy studio and as a creative hub, divided into a gallery/exhibition area, a shared studio
space/coworking and a fully equipped textile lab for production, experimentation and research. It was established in 2014
and is fully active since 2017 with a team of 4 people working full time together with the organisation’s art curator. Our
mission is to provide a fertile environment for creativity and an international base for networking in the textile sector.

CELLOCK LTD – partner, Cyprus

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Cellock, based in Cyprus, is a leading Information Technology, research and development SME, founded in 2003, and currently operates in the fields of software development, IoT, artificial intelligence, and wearables. Cellock has many years of experience in software and hardware development and a highly skilled technical workforce, serving clients in diversified business verticals like agriculture, telecommunication operators, and government organizations. Cellock participates in EU and national research proposals since 2004 and has collaborated with universities and research and development departments around the world, as a scientific/technical coordinator since it has established experience in the industrial domain for various multinational, technical projects. Cellock owns a portfolio of IP including two US patents and one trademark. Cellock has developed all the current technologies and prototypes in-house and owns all the background IP.


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UPV is a public Higher Education Institution actively involved in international cooperation and mobility projects. UPV hosts nearly 30,000 students and employs over 4,000 people (teaching, research, and administrative staff). It is the first technological university in Spain according to international rankings (e.g. Shanghai Ranking of World Universities) and offers 45 undergraduate programmes, over 85 official Master’s degrees and 30 Doctorate programmes UPV has broad experience in the Erasmus+ Programme, covering all three Key Actions. UPV is currently participating in over 40 running E+ projects, both as a partner and as a coordinator. GIITEX (Grupo Gestión Integral de la Industria Textil) is composed of a group of professors who teach in different degrees and masters, related to the textile industry. Among the activities of GIITEX is online teaching and MOOCs.





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