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WEAR Sustain alumni & your invitation to our final show

This month the last cohort of the WEAR Sustain’s wearables, smart textile and e-textile pioneers completed their projects. 

The 46 teams, funded by WEAR Sustain to collaborate across the arts and technology fields have finally completed their work, innovating on improving ethics and sustainability practices within wearables, smart or e-textiles for the benefit of society, our planet and our future.

The second cohort of 24 WEAR projects went through their final reviews on 1st – 3rd October this month, concluding our funding rounds.


The 46 Teams will go on to show their work at:


WEAR sustain Final Event and Symposium

21st November

BOZAR, Brussels

Entry is FREE: Registration and tickets>>


ICT 2018 (Horizon 2020)

Vienna, 4-6 December 2018.

Entry is FREE: Registration and tickets>>

WEAR Sustain ran two pan-European competitions in 2017. The first Open Call closed at the end of May 2017 and the second on 15th January 2018. Our aim was to support creative and technology collaboration for the evolution of critical, ethical, sustainable and aesthetic wearable technologies, The scope included wearables and e-textiles worn on the body that may generate body data and/or data about your environment.

The WEAR program supported artists and designers to collaborate with technologists and engineers. We aimed to support strong, well developed project ideas and take prototypes to the next level.

A total fund of €2.4m was been made available over two years, to fund teams (Our first competition funded 22 collaborations and the second 24). Projects received support and input from mentors, experts, and hubs to help realise ideas, and promote developed prototypes.