CECI Dissemination Event in Mechelen

M-fair event in Mechelen was filled with lots of circular economy presentations, a market with fair trade products from circular local designers. Including a swishing and swap shop, a second-hand market for kids clothes and gear.

Read more about the event and programme highlights here: https://www.interregeurope.eu/ceci/events/event/4722/m-fair-ceci-event-in-meRchelen/ceci/events/event/4722/m-fair-ceci-event-in-meRchelen/

M-fair had around 800 to 1000 visitors throughout the day. Especially the market of local sustainable retailers and designers, the swishing and the second-hand market attracted a lot of people.

In a specific side event for retailers, Cosh! inspired the local retailers who are not yet choosing sustainable brands only yet with practical tips and tricks on how to screen brands on ethics, sustainability and circularity. They found it very interesting and now know what to do themselves in order to contribute to a cleaner and humane world. The Circular textile lab Cilab took spectators through an amazing journey of the first year of Cilab with the inspirational and entreprenerial story of the people behind the lab (international story from Allepo to Mechelen) and all of the collaborations that the CiLab had throughout this year. Including collaborations with all kinds of educational training programmes throughout the region of Flanders to collaborations with international brands (Daily Paper) and promising designers (Mad Brussels) as well as one of the largest Belgian fashion labels JBC for whom the circular textile lab has saved collections with defaults from ending up in the waste bin.

CECI project was presented at the event.