Let’s discover the three finalists of the Business / Industry category!
- Dressing the Operating Rooms with zero waste and less emissions implemented by Axioma Solucions Integrals and Serveis de Suport Sanitari S.A., in several hospitals in Catalonia;
The company Axioma provides a circular textile service to hospitals in Catalonia by supplying sterile surgical gowns, drapes, and pajamas for operating rooms, collecting generated textile waste, and reprocessing it for reuse. The service is fully traceable, and the fabric used is local and recycled once it reaches the end of its life. Axioma has reduced textile waste by 3.5kg per surgical intervention and has achieved significant waste savings in five major hospitals in Catalonia, resulting in a total of 10.226 kg of textile waste saved during the EWWR. Additionally, the use of Axioma’s reusable material has reduced the carbon footprint by 54% compared to disposable material. Axioma aims to raise awareness among professionals and patients about the importance of the environment and health.
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- RE-THEATER implemented by Barbara Sárdi, in Kecskemét;
The Katona József National Theatre of Kecskemét initiated an environmental awareness campaign as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility activity. They encourage the reuse of existing sets and costumes during the preparation of new theatre performances. However, new costumes still produce textile waste. To address this issue, one of their female tailors recycled leftover materials from their costume warehouse to create unique theatre relics for the fans such as reticules, backpacks, knapsacks, and eco-bags. They promoted the importance of recycling, especially in fashion items, and sold these relics through a charity fundraiser. The amount raised was used to support the Actors for Youth Foundation, which operates within their theatre. They also provided tips and tailoring samples to help people create their own reimagined objects from textiles.
- “Sustainable Fashion challenge” au Musée Océanographique implemented by Inès Bensalah and Serge Gobbi, in Monaco.
The sustainable fashion challenge was a day-long event that took place in collaboration with the National Education and the Mission for the energy transition of Monaco. The event included a range of activities, challenges, and workshops focused on sustainable fashion and textile design. The day began with presentations from industry professionals and influencers, followed by workshops on creating, customising, and upcycling clothing. Participants were also able to visit pop-up stores featuring Monegasque brands and designers committed to sustainability. The sustainable fashion challenge brought together students, industry professionals, and institutions committed to sustainability in the fashion industry. The event showcased the innovative ways in which sustainable fashion can be achieved and highlighted the need for continued efforts to reduce waste and protect the environment.