What is
WORTH Partnership Project?

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WORTH Partnership Project creates and supports transnational collaborations between fashion designers, creative people, manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) and technology firms looking to develop innovative products.



WORTH Community

Steering board members
Renowned experts from fashion and lifestyle industries, chosen to evaluate and support partnership projects.

WORTH Partnership Project collaborators focused on scouting talent, providing support and promoting the project in each country.

Mentors / Coaches
Specialists providing tailor-made coaching to elevate partnerships’ capabilities and advise projects to succeed. 


The Team


The European Commission
WORTH Partnership project is funded by COSME programme of the European Union.COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). It runs from 2014 to 2020 with a planned budget of €2.3bn.
COSME will support better access to finance for SMEs, access to markets for SMEs, entrepreneurship and the improvement of conditions for business creation and growth. Under the COSME programme (2014-2020), a multiannual operation is foreseen to promote the competitiveness of fashion & high-end industries and cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in general. The textile, clothing, footwear, leather products and other fashion and high-end products and accessories, included under design based consumer goods such as jewellery, furniture and home decoration are at the crossroads between arts and crafts, business and technology.This is the purpose of WORTH Partnership Project to put together designers and art & craft SMEs and start-ups with peers tech firms and manufactures to support them with funding, coaching and advice, networking and collaboration.



AITEX Research Institute
Centre of excellence in applied research and advanced technical services for the industry.
KEPA Business and Cultural Development Centre
Intermediate management authority for support programmes for SMEs and entrepreneurs.
IED Istituto Europeo di Design
International Institution of Higher Education specialised in design, creativity, communications and management.
Communication agency with experience in complex projects worldwide with special approach to different media target.
AA Avvocati Associati Franzosi Dal Negro Setti
Law firm with strong reputation in the field of intellectual property law (design, trademarks, patents, copyrights, advertisement, unfair competition) and in a variety of corporate and commercial matters at European level.


Media Partner

Edizioni AF

Edizioni AF was founded in 2017 from the heritage of Ars Arpel Group (editor of Arsutoria and Arpel magazines) and Foto Shoe Group. Today it is one of the leading publications in the leather industry, offering B2B information on shoes, bags and fur. Thanks to their expertise and network, they are able to provide any kind of professional service: trade magazines, vertical websites, exclusive advertising agents for the most important trade fairs (theMicam, Expo Riva Schuh, TheOne Milano), trend forecast research focused on the shoe and bag industry. Based in Milan, Edizioni AF products and services are available worldwide through a network of 50 local agents attending more than 80 fairs and events every year.




Collezioni has been sold on an international scale for over 30 years. The publishing house provides in-depth coverage on all areas of the industry – from accessories to materials, and bridal wear to street style, across all sectors of men’s, women’s and childrenswear fashion. Collezioni has consistenly provided all round support and stimulus to the fashion industry, which is why these magazines are the preferred publication for sector workers looking for ideas, and fresh but informative news. International success has been possible for Collezioni as they print in both English and Italian.


Welum is an International publication that strives to entertain and inform readers from a conscious mindset. Based in Denmark, WELUM features writers around the world. Subsections of both the website and the biannual coffee table book are dedicated to Europe, Africa and Middle East, North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Welum was born through the collaborative efforts of people with conscious minds and a passion for creativity, from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Through WELUM, the dream of connecting with like-minded people across the globe will become a reality. Welum strives to provide content with an edgy feel and in-depth material that combines creativity and art within a conscious framework.
Welum is a one-stop destination offering creative around the globe a source of unique inspiration and a space to collaborate and display art in all of its glory. Editors and writers scattered all over the world connect to broaden conscious horizons and shorten creative distances.


WORTH Pilot Project

WORTH Partnership Project is the second edition of the pilot project, which ran from 2013 to 2015.

Involving a total of 79 small-medium businesses (SME) and 34 European partnerships, the success of the pilot project has resulted in a new edition of the WORTH Partnership Project.

To know more about the 34 showcased products and results developed during the WORTH pilot project visit http://www.worth-project.eu/ .