Call for makers and artisans: deadline extended
From 24 to 26 March Rome Bridal Week 2018 will take place at the Rome Fair. Within the event, fashion makers and startups from Lazio, in the fashion industry that use sensors and innovative technologies applied to fabrics will be able to take part in an initiative dedicated to them, using the tools and advice of the Fablab network of the Lazio Region, the first to put in place a wide-ranging project in favor of Artisans 4.0.
Lazio Innova aims to encourage the meeting between the makers and startups with companies producing clothes and accessories, with the aim of developing collaborations and giving life to the first Italian collective show called "Smart bridal dress".
Another opportunity is the 82nd International Handicraft Show to be held in Florence at the Fortezza da Basso from April 21st to May 1st 2018. The exhibition is one of the most important trade fairs dedicated to craftsmanship in the world and offers a privileged opportunity for promotion and growth for the Lazio companies, so much so that the Lazio Region will host in its exhibition space the representative companies of the best local productions, traditions, culture of the territory, that have in their development programs the intention to innovate and internationalize. The regional area, of 240 square meters, is, for 60%, dedicated to traditional craft companies, 20% to the artisan companies from the areas hit by the earthquake and another 20% to the companies of digital craftsmanship and makers.
The selection of companies will take into account the quality of the products, the product and / or process innovation and the business model. Applications for participation can be submitted until March 23, 2018 and will be evaluated by a technical committee composed of the exhibition organizers.
Smart bridal dress: http://www.lazioinnova.it/news/smart-bridal-dress-iniziativa-per-maker-e-startup-fashion-tech-del-lazio/
82nd International Crafts Exhibition: http://www.lazioinnova.it/news/selezione-di-imprese-per-la-82-mostra-internazionale-dellartigianato/