Craft entrepreneurship Projects Tecofash

Recycled wool: how is it made, and what is it worth? A study trip to Italy

In 2023, partners of the Tecofash project, including our association, visited Prato (Tuscany, Italy), a city renowned for its long-standing tradition and specialisation in wool recycling. Similarly to Łódz in Poland, Prato’s growth has been built on the textile industry, and to this day, the city has a dedicated textile district and a wonderful textile museum, the Museo del Tessuto. During our short stay, we paid a visit to a post-consumer cloth sorting facility, a wool mill, and Rifò, a local fashion company based on the circular model. The study…

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Craft entrepreneurship

Craft entrepreneurship in Poland – research results

What is the state of craft entrepreneurship? WICI Association is part of the StartCraft consortium in which 7 European partner organisations research educational needs of crafts entrepreneurs and prepare online learning tools accordingly. In the first part of the project all partners collected data on the situation of vocational education in each of the countries and reached out to craft entreprenurs to learn about their experiences. A survey, focus groups and in-depth interviewing were used as methods of data collection. Our Association was responsible for distributing the survey amongst teachers…

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