Collaborative solutions ​for a heritage & consumer sensitive ​relocalization ​of sustainable, circular, and innovative ​Alpine textile value chains
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Textile value chains are amongst the most polluting industries, with a massive potential for CO2 reduction. When we approach the rich textile heritage of the Alps, we see it brimming with specific aesthetics and know-how based on values of circularity and sensitivity to local resources.

So, as consumers grow increasingly critical of globalized value chains and turn to more sustainable lifestyles, the Alpine heritage could contribute to re-territorialize the local textile value chains disrupted by global sourcing and offshore production while boosting natural local resources and projecting an attractive image that justifies the price point of Alpine products.

With its 12 partner organizations from 6 Alpine countries, AlpTextyles gathers precious textile ecosystems to create a common ground of expertise in research and innovation, foster regional development and job creation, and safeguard cultural heritage and circularity.


  • 2021 – 2027
  • Carbon neutral and resource sensitive Alpine region
  • SO 2.2 - Promoting the transition to a circular and resource efficient economy
    • 2.979.694 EUR
    • 1.970.770 EUR


    Polo Poschiavo (Lead partner)
    • Lead partner
    • Switzerland
    • Ostschweiz (CH05)
    • Poschiavo
    Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ERDF Lead Partner)
    • Slovenia
    • Zahodna Slovenija (SI04)
    • Ljubljana
    Early Makers Group / emlyon
    • France
    • Rhône-Alpes (FRK2)
    • Ecully
    Development agency Sora
    • Slovenia
    • Zahodna Slovenija (SI04)
    • Škofja Loka
    Lombardy Region
    • Italy
    • Lombardia (ITC4)
    • Milano
    Textile and Fashion Federation – Italy Fashion System
    • Italy
    • Lombardia (ITC4)
    • Milano
    Bellissimo s.r.l. a socio unico
    • Italy
    • Piemonte (ITC1)
    • Torino
    Istituto Marangoni srl
    • Italy
    • Lombardia (ITC4)
    • Milano
    • France
    • Rhône-Alpes (FRK2)
    • Ecully
    Stand Montafon
    • Austria
    • Vorarlberg (AT34)
    • Schruns
    • Switzerland
    • Région lémanique (CH01)
    • Conthey
    Friedrich-Alexander-university Erlangen-Nuremberg
    • Germany
    • Mittelfranken (DE25)
    • Erlangen
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    • 45.48604249.1959558
    • 45.47817529.1656178
    • 45.06775517.6824892
    • 45.42766139.0495351
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    • Innovative formats for the cross-border trainings of youth, students and professionals on the living textile heritage of the Alps and sustainable and circular value chains

      Jointly developed by PPs based on WP1 activities & tested in activity 2.2, the output proposes innovative formats to raise awareness about & build capacity on the Alpine textile heritage & circular & resource-sensitive textile design through 1Open contests open to students and youth in the Alps 2Collaboration with Alpine textile schools 3Learning visits to farms, weaving workshops & other sites 4Development of new products & communication approaches targeting the new generations' sensitivities.

    • "The living textile heritage of the Alps and its sustainable circular future" Massive Online Open Course (MOOC)

      The MOOC will raise awareness & build capacity on the living textile heritage of the Alps, from traditional knowhow and aesthetics to its circular and sustainable future. Participants – students and professionals alike – will learn about the cultural added value of heritage-sensitive innovation and storytelling and how to work with heritage communities in respectful manners avoiding cultural appropriation.

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      AlpTextyles Public Project Presentation
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