INTEGRATED FASHION PROJECT FOR ECO-SUSTAINABILITY PRODUCTS
(REGIONE TOSCANA – POR CREO FESR 2007-2013 – BANDO UNICO R&S)
PIMECO project aims to realise products with high technological content and low level of environmental impact thanks to the combination of experiences and technology gained in different areas of fashion: textiles, tanning, footwear and furniture.
The final goal of the project is to break down the manufacturing systems barriers in order to share the know-how and the various skills of the different sectors that compose the fashion industry. Through the combination of the data from the different sectors, it will be possible to get products that fully meet the market needs in terms of eco-sustainability.
Studies carried out by the Research Centers of the Fashion Pole OTIR2020 have highlighted the following possibilities:
- leather “plus”: anti-static, water-repellent and resistant to dirty;
- non-slip shoe-leather;
- products with special effects that currently are made only on hides and that are unknown to the textile sector;
- applications for the modelling footwear that optimizes the thermo-physiological comfort level.