FUSION Creative Europe

Fashion Up-Skilling Innovation Network

FUSION (Fashion Up Skilling Innovation Open Network) is an international partnership project, funded by Creative Europe, that is offering designers/makers training in digital fabrication skills and co-designing methodologies towards the development of bespoke products, across fashion, textiles and wearables for active ageing citizens. Active ageing aims to extend healthy life expectancy and quality of life for all people as they age.

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

- Increase access to digital fabrication technologies for fashion and textile designers and makers;

- Enrich professional capacities in digital fabrication and co-designing with active ageing citizens;

- Open new business opportunities for the design and craft sector;

- Develop new business models for creative enterprises interested in cross-sector innovation within fashion and textiles.

This is a unique opportunity for designers/makers with ambition to learn new skills, combining digital fabrication technologies with traditional skills in textiles and fashion and to expand their professional capacities in user testing and co-designing with users.

Start/end date Oct 2019 — Jun 2021

Research groups

Duration 21 months

Project code EACEA-34-2018