The fifth RESET interregional seminar on ECO-CREATIVITY, NATURAL FIBRES, SHORT VALUE CHAINS will be hosted by Lodzkie Region in Lodz (PO) on 17th of October 2017.

The key priorities of long-term industrial policy for the textiles and clothing sector are to increase investment leading to the growth of innovation and creativity potential and to increase the efficiency of enterprises in the sector. Eco-friendly textile goods and technologies that minimize power consumption, CO2 emissions and the volume of waste generated at every manufacturing stage, are a priority for the textile and clothing nsector, stimulating the development of modern technologies in European regions. This priority is implemented by gradually adopting measures focused on the implementation and modification of eco-friendly goods and technologies including: - eco-creativity from concept design until implementation into industrial practice, which focuses on maintaining a balance between the innovation level of a product and technology, its price, competitiveness, and its impact on the surrounding ecosystem; - maximizing the use of natural raw materials and their novel modifications, as well as eco-friendly technologies, - comprehensive and careful evaluation of the time taken for a new product to be introduced to the market and the guidelines of its useful development after the warranty period.

The seminar will be concluded with the exchange session of good practices put into practice in partners regions, between policy practitioners and partners interested in their transferring to deepen their knowledge on specific areas of interest.