- Submitted by: International Trade Centre (ITC)
- Topic: International Cooperation for an Enabling Environment
- Keywords: raw material, brazil, Arts and culture; Community development; Education and training ; Job creation
- Location: Brazil
- Date of completion: 2012
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Deliverables & Resources
- This voluntary initiative came from Global Compact
ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative, Instituto-e, Carmina Campus network for product development with the Associacao Nacional Dos Carroceiros E Catadores de Materiais Reciclaveis (ANCAT) Brazil and their large network of micrproducers.
Partner(s)ASSOCIACĂO NACIONAL DOS CARROCEIROS E CATADORES DE MATERIAIS RECICLĂVEIS - ANCAT (Brazilian movement of garbage collectors of recyclable materials), Brazil.
open to additional partners
Description/achievement of initiativeTo create a network for product development capacities with sustainable materials & products, with international fashion brands, enabling microentrepreneurs to incorporate international value chains.
Implementation methodologiesThe ITC Ethical Fashion Inititiave partnership with Instituto-e and Carmina Campus will develop a network for product development capacities with sustainable materials and products, involving international designers and fashion brands, enabling micro-entrepreneurs to be part of the international value chain of fashion and lifestyle products. This partnership will benefit improved livelihoods of thousands of catadores microproducers who are members of ANCAT.
|The first result of this collaboration between Instituo-e and ITC's Ethical Fashion Initiative will take place in November 2012 during Expo-Catadores in Brazil - an annual event showcasing the recycling work of Brazil's garbage collectors, the Catadores. The partnership will also aim to assist in developing a product with the Catadores. In the run-up to Expo-Catodores, the product development network will collaborate with the Catadores movement, enabling them to develop new products in the value chain of handicraft and lifestyle through a joint inception project.||2012|