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CHALLENGING DAYS? BE CREATIVE!

CHALLENGING DAYS? BE CREATIVE!

Get inspired by some of these innovative second call projects that have forever changed the leather crafting industry…

SUSTAINABLE LEATHER

SUSTAINABLE LEATHER

Get inspired by some of these innovative second call projects that have forever changed the leather crafting industry…

WORTH THIRD CALL WINNING PROJECTS

WORTH THIRD CALL WINNING PROJECTS

After days full of inspiring lectures, insightful round table discussions, and opportunities for networking the final third call projects have finally been chosen…

THIRD CALL PROJECT RESULTS

THIRD CALL PROJECT RESULTS

3RD CALL PROJECT RESULTS   The results for the preselected third call projects are finally in! We are excited to announce that after a careful evaluation by our qualified steering board members and the hard work and dedication of 227 partners from over 32 EU...

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: BILJANA JOVIC

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: BILJANA JOVIC

This week we interview our Serbian Ambassador Biljana Jović. She is a professor of geometry and graphics and a landscape architect that has a profound range of studies that support her career. Get to know her, her work and how it is assisting Serbia in our interview here…

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: BLANKA KOLAGO- SZYMCZAK

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: BLANKA KOLAGO- SZYMCZAK

We’re proud to introduce ambassador Blanka Kolago-Szymczak. With the goal of redefining what it means to live green, she covers the topics that matter in an intelligent and honest way, from…

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: BILJANA JOVIC

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: BILJANA JOVIC

This week we interview our Serbian Ambassador Biljana Jović. She is a professor of geometry and graphics and a landscape architect that has a profound range of studies that support her career. Get to know her, her work and how it is assisting Serbia in our interview here…

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: DR.GABRIELLA MÁNYI WALEK

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: DR.GABRIELLA MÁNYI WALEK

It is with pleasure we share our interview with our WORTH ambassador from Hungary Dr.Gabriella Mányi Walek. She is the president of the National Fashion League Hungary with an abundance of history in the creative industry. Learn more about her here…

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: LOUISE ALLEN

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: LOUISE ALLEN

We are excited to share our interview with the inspiring Irish ambassador Louise Allen. We discover more about her work as Head of Innovation and Development at The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and what that entails. Find out everything through the interview here…

WORTH AT THE MILAN DESIGN WEEK – SUPERDESIGN SHOW 2019

WORTH AT THE MILAN DESIGN WEEK – SUPERDESIGN SHOW 2019

Last week the WORTH Partnership Project was present with our booth during the Milan Design Week’s SuperDesign Show 2019 which is exhibited at the SuperStudio Più in the Tortona district of Milan. Find out how it went…

1ST CALL WINNERS TO PRESENT AT MILAN DESIGN WEEK

1ST CALL WINNERS TO PRESENT AT MILAN DESIGN WEEK

Get to know each of the 1st call winning projects that will be exhibited at the Milan Design Week for the first time, demonstrating how you can make your creative concept into a reality through the projects benefits. Get to know the 1st call winners and their projects below…

THE REVOLUTIONISING WORK OF RE-FREAM

THE REVOLUTIONISING WORK OF RE-FREAM

Discover Re-FREAM, an organization that offers the fashion industry new production technologies in order to re-think the future of the sector. This is achieved through researching novel concepts in a collaborative way between scientists, researches, artists and designers…

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: AUDRONE DRUNGILAITE

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: AUDRONE DRUNGILAITE

We are glad to have had the time to get to know more about our Lithuanian ambassador Audrone Drungilaite, the Creative Director of EMKO. Get to know how she is assisting in the progress of Lithuania and their challenges in the design industry. Read it here…

THE SECOND SUCCESSFUL WORTH WEEKEND IN VALENCIA

THE SECOND SUCCESSFUL WORTH WEEKEND IN VALENCIA

WORTH Weekend Valencia occurred earlier this month and we are still blown away by the success of the two-day event. During the weekend the 85 shortlisted projects presented their concepts, inspiring lectures, round table discussions, 1st call winners and much more…

THE WORTH SECOND CALL WINNING PARTNERSHIPS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED

THE WORTH SECOND CALL WINNING PARTNERSHIPS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED

After the amazing success of the WORTH Weekend Valencia when 80 pre-selected projects presented their innovative concepts to the worth team. From these winners the final selection has been made of the winning projects of the WORTH 2nd call consisting of 65 project proposals…

WORTH WOMEN PART OF BF+DA’S LEADING WOMEN IN FASHION TECH

WORTH WOMEN PART OF BF+DA’S LEADING WOMEN IN FASHION TECH

We share the exciting news that some of our 1st call winning partners were included in The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s list, ‘23 Women Leading the World of Fashion Technology’. A list that celebrates the increase of female forces within the fashion tech industry, acknowledging their contributions…

GENEVIEVE LEVIVIER’S WORK ADMIRED BY THE KING AND QUEEN OF BELGIUM

GENEVIEVE LEVIVIER’S WORK ADMIRED BY THE KING AND QUEEN OF BELGIUM

We share the amazing news of 1st call winner Geneviève Levivier of A+Z Design whose Eggshell Tapestries were chosen to be a part of the new “Brabant Wallon Talent 2018” and was admired by the king and queen of Belgium during an exhibition she was chosen to exhibit in…

WORTH 2ND CALL FINALISTS HAVE BEEN PRE-SELECTED

WORTH 2ND CALL FINALISTS HAVE BEEN PRE-SELECTED

The WORTH Team is pleased to inform that the evaluation process has been finalised with amazing results! 85 finalist projects have been pre-selected within the WORTH second call for proposals. Discover what will happen next leading up to the next WORTH Weekend in Valencia, Spain…

HANNA-KAISA ALASEN A NEW CHAIRMAN OF ORNAMO

HANNA-KAISA ALASEN A NEW CHAIRMAN OF ORNAMO

Our talented WORTH Steering board member Hanna-Kaisa Alanen has recently become the new chairman of Ornamo. She was voted into the position at the Ornamo Autumn Meeting in Helsinki. Alanen starts her new position at the beginning of 2019 and we cannot wait to see her success…

WORTH 2ND CALL EVALUATION PROCESS

WORTH 2ND CALL EVALUATION PROCESS

With the WORTH Partnership Project Second Call coming to a close, the applicants are undergoing an evaluation process to select the final list of 2nd call winners. Find out about the information regarding applicants and what the next stage is in selecting the finalists…

INTRODUCING THE NEW STEERING BOARD MEMBERS

INTRODUCING THE NEW STEERING BOARD MEMBERS

We are proud to present the newest additions to the Steering Board team: Kendall Robbins, Wolfgang Kathan and Natsai Audrey Chieza. Each member has a great influence within the creative industry in their own unique way and are now able to share that with WORTH applicants…

WORTH STEERING BOARD INTERVIEW: JULIA KOERNER

WORTH STEERING BOARD INTERVIEW: JULIA KOERNER

In our interview with WORTH Steering Board Member Julia Koerner. Julia is an award-winning designer working at the convergence of architecture, fashion and product design, we find out more about her industry experience and what advice she has for WORTH participants…

WORTH STEERING BOARD INTERVIEW: KOSTANTYN KOFTA

WORTH STEERING BOARD INTERVIEW: KOSTANTYN KOFTA

It was great to get to know our WORTH Steering Board Member Kostantyn Kofta, a Ukrainian fashion designer of his own fashion brand titled Kofta. We wanted to find out more about his work and experiences in the fashion industry to see what he will offer past and future WORTH…

WORTH STEERING BOARD INTERVIEW: LESLIE HOLDEN

WORTH STEERING BOARD INTERVIEW: LESLIE HOLDEN

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing WORTH Steering Board Member Leslie Holden. We were fascinated to find out more about his fashion industry experiences and discover what he wishes above all to pass onto WORTH Partnership Project participants through out interview…

WORTH STEERING BOARD INTERVIEW: WOLFGANG MILDNER

WORTH STEERING BOARD INTERVIEW: WOLFGANG MILDNER

This week we got to know our Steering Board Member Wolfgang Mildner better through an interview, he is the owner and founder of MSWtech Germany. We wanted to find out more about his industry experience and what he can offer WORTH partnership project participants…

WORTH STEERING BOARD INTERVIEW: KOLBRUN YR. GUNNARSDOTTIR

WORTH STEERING BOARD INTERVIEW: KOLBRUN YR. GUNNARSDOTTIR

We were given the opportunity to interview our Steering Board Member Kolbrun Yr. Gunnarsdottir, who is a Designer, Stylist and Creative Director of Kolbrun & Idem Jewelry. We wanted to find out more about her brands and how WORTH Participants can benefit from her expertise…

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: AUDRONE DRUNGILAITE

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: AUDRONE DRUNGILAITE

We were fortunate to interview the inspiring Ambassador Audrone Drungilaite who is the executive director of the Lithuanian Design Forum. We wanted to learn more about her experiences in the creative industry and what advice she has to offer WORTH Project participants…

WORTH MENTOR INTERVIEW: NEREA T. RUIZ

WORTH MENTOR INTERVIEW: NEREA T. RUIZ

We got the opportunity to interview the fascinating WORTH Mentor Nerea T. Ruiz who is a Lecturer at both IED And SAE Institutes. We wanted to find out more about her career through our interview, as well as how she can pass her expertise onto Partnerships of WORTH…

WORTH MENTOR INTERVIEW: ANIELA HOITINK

WORTH MENTOR INTERVIEW: ANIELA HOITINK

This week we had an exciting interview with our WORTH Partnership Mentor Aniela Hoitink who is the founder of NEFFA and MycoTEX. We spoke to her to find out more about her work and what she can suggest to current and future WORTH Partnership Project participants…

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: HANNA-KAISA ALANEN

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: HANNA-KAISA ALANEN

This week it was great to interview our WORTH ambassador Hanna-Kaisa Alanen, a designer, doctoral candidate and Ornamo board member. During our interview we wanted to find out more about these experiences and what advice she has with WORTH participants…

WORTH MENTOR INTERVIEW: MARK TERBERG

WORTH MENTOR INTERVIEW: MARK TERBERG

This week we spoke with WORTH mentor Mark Terberg. Mark is the co-founder of the Dutch Fashion Foundation and has an amazingly long experience with business development. We interviewed him to find out about his career and advice for WORTH participants…

WORTH MENTOR INTERVIEW: SOPHIE ODIC

WORTH MENTOR INTERVIEW: SOPHIE ODIC

This week we had a aninterview with WORTH Mentor Sophie Odic who is a textile designer and freelance consultant with a broad range of industry experience regarding design. We talked with her to find out about what design means to her and her best advice for WORTH participants…

WORTH MENTOR INTERVIEW: RICARDO O’NASCIMENTO

WORTH MENTOR INTERVIEW: RICARDO O’NASCIMENTO

This week we had the opportunity to interview WORTH mentor Ricardo O’Nascimento. We were curious to find out more about his work with innovation and wearable technology to see what advice he could pass onto our current and future Partnership Project participants…

WORTH MENTOR INTERVIEW: PAUL CELEN

WORTH MENTOR INTERVIEW: PAUL CELEN

This week was great to talk to our WORTH mentor from Italy, Ubaldo Spina, the Design department manager at CETMA research and technology manager. We find out about his experience in the industry and how he can pass this on to WORTH Project participants…

WORTH MENTOR INTERVIEW: UBALDO SPINA

WORTH MENTOR INTERVIEW: UBALDO SPINA

This week was great to talk to our WORTH mentor from Italy, Ubaldo Spina, the Design department manager at CETMA research and technology manager. We find out about his experience in the industry and how he can pass this on to WORTH Project participants…

WORTH INTRODUCES THE NEXT GROUP OF MENTORS

WORTH INTRODUCES THE NEXT GROUP OF MENTORS

Our team of WORTH Mentors is made up of an amazing group of industry professionals that are assisting current Partnerships and will continue to do so for future participants including Paul Celen, Thomas Gnahm, Ubaldo Spina, Sophie Odic + Ricardo O’Nascimento…

WORTH MENTOR INTERVIEW: JANOS KERESNYEI

WORTH MENTOR INTERVIEW: JANOS KERESNYEI

This week we were happy to be able to interview our WORTH mentor from Hungary: Janos Keresnyei, Creative director of Kerko Media Kft. We spoke with him to find out more about his fascinating experiences, innovation in the industry and advice for WORTH applicants…

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: JORGE CERVEIRA PINTO

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: JORGE CERVEIRA PINTO

This week WORTH had the pleasure to interview WORTH ambassador from Portugal Jorge Cerveira Pinto With his focus on innovation, we wanted to understand what this personally means to him and his advice for cross-boarder collaborations…

FIRST CALL PARTNERSHIP INTERVIEW: ANGELA CIOBANU + INNOVARTY 

FIRST CALL PARTNERSHIP INTERVIEW: ANGELA CIOBANU + INNOVARTY 

Through the WORTH Partnership Program, the partnership was established between Angela Ciobanu + Innovarty. We interviewed them to find out how they are responding to the movements in innovation in their own individual way through their project…

INTRODUCING OUR WORTH PARTNERSHIP PROJECT MENTORS

INTRODUCING OUR WORTH PARTNERSHIP PROJECT MENTORS

We introduce the members of the WORTH support team, offering their professional expertise and experiences to the WORTH Partnership Project first call winners and will continue with the future project applicants. It is with great pride we introduce some of the WORTH Mentor team…

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: BLANKA KOLAGO-SZYMCZAK

WORTH AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: BLANKA KOLAGO-SZYMCZAK

This week we had the great pleasure of interviewing our very own WORTH Polish ambassador Blanka Kolago-Szymczak and we are interested in finding out about her inspiring work and about her advice for past and future WORTH Partnership Project participants…

WORTH INTRODUCES THE NEW AMBASSADOR MEMBERS

WORTH INTRODUCES THE NEW AMBASSADOR MEMBERS

WORTH is blown away by the growth we have had within the past few months and the increase in professional personal to our WORTH ambassadors team, on top of the already amazing mentors and Steering Board members who will offer their expertise to WORTH applicants…

AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: DR. GABRIELLA MANYI WALEK

AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW: DR. GABRIELLA MANYI WALEK

This week WORTH had the pleasure to interview one of our inspiring Hungarian ambassadors Dr.Gabriella Mányi Walek. We discuss her career and what her thoughts are about sustainability, industry advancements and what she can offer the Partnership Project…

WORTH INTRODUCES THE NEW AMBASSADOR MEMBERS

WORTH INTRODUCES THE NEW AMBASSADOR MEMBERS

WORTH is pleased to introduce the next group of ambassadors to join the WORTH Partnership Project team. The individuals selected are all highly influential in their area of expertise and will be sharing their knowledge with the Partnership Project winners and future participants…