Here you can find the three issues of our annual newsletter published during the life of the Chic & Craft project. Although they were already published in this blog section, having them in the same post will help you to find them and to see the progress made in the last three years.
Updated information about the Chic & Craft project is available in the official website of the European Commission to make visible projects’ results. We invite you to take a look to this Project card.
Having the Chic&Craft pilot experience already behind us, and having the advantage to be part of a unique, creative and peer learning empowered process, indeed left us not only memories but traces for taking further action in our everyday professional life.
It is not just about creativity, new possibilities or awareness about recycling. The unique, six-months lasting pilot experience improved our awareness about the fact of “second chance”. Learning environment that supports the idea of long-life learning goes hand in hand with the option to adapt the learning environment to each specific learning group.
Valakupiu Rehabilitation Centre had the promotional multiplier event of Chic&Craft project on 28th of June. Chic&Craft project is an on-line training platform for people with disabilities that targets to use second hand or used materials to create handcraft items such as clothes, accessories and jewelries.
During this project – in which we have witnessed even a simple plastic bag could turn into something beautiful and meaningful – our mentors and teachers worked hard to help participants to create precious items from used and waste materials. And, during the multiplier event, we have seen that the results were the proof of the hard work being worth it.
On June 15th, at the Day Center of IASIS NGO, was organized the successful presentation of the European Erasmus+ project, “Chic and Craft: recycled & re-used clothing design through peer learning”. This project provides training tools tailored to the needs of the beneficiaries to improve their knowledge and skills in fashion design using recycled materials.