Official Opening of the Center for Textile Recycling in Uzice

The Centre for textile recycling was officially opened in Uzice today, in the presence of numerous guests. The Center is the result of many years of efforts of the Association named The Women's Center in order to achieve the economic strengthening of women, promotion of women's creations, creativity and care for the community. The premises of the Centre have been renovated and adequately equipped thanks to the project Textile Recycling for Sustainable Solutions, which is funded by the European Union within the Cross-border Programme Serbia - Montenegro.

The trainees received certificates

After a month of education, the training on re-usage and processing of used textiles from households in the process of developing new products was completed. The training was attended by 20 women, previously selected in cooperation with the NEA - Uzice branch and it was done in several segments: classification and sorting of textiles, knitting and sewing, making things from recycled textiles and basic principles of safety and protection at work.

The recycling centre fully equipped

By the end of 2014, the recycling centre was finally fully equipped, which meant purchasing furniture and equipment and marking them externally. In this way, all the technical prerequisites for these premises to become a production facility in which different products from recycled textiles will be made were created.

Monitoring visits

Representatives of the Office for European Integration of the Republic of Slovenia and the Joint Technical Secretariat of the Cross-border Programme Serbia – Montenegro visited the Women's CentreUzice and the project team as part of the regular monitoring of the project. The aim of the visit was to meet the operational structures with an overview of the implemented activities so far, as well as to hear about the plans for the future. Tips received on this occasion will be a valuable help to the project team in the further implementation of the project.

5. Meeting of Joint project team

In the ninth month of the project duration, the representatives of partner organizations had a meeting for the fifth time in Uzice in order to consider further steps and agree upon joint activities in the next months. Among the considered topics, there were: further development of marketing plans of the two associations, a final definition of production programs of the two recycling centers and making of prototypes as well as consideration of the best scenario for the organization of Joint exhibition of works/products that is planned for the next year spring.

Textile recycling innovation presented at the International Competition in Budapest

At the transnational competition of innovators (South East Europe Innovation Competition), held in Budapest, within PROFIS project, the representatives of the Women's Center Association from Uzice  presented their idea of recycling textiles to an international audience and an international jury.

Sewing machines delivered in Uzice

In accordance with the plan of the project and upon completion of the procurement process, 5 industrial sewing machines were delivered to the Women's Center Uzice today. This equipment is to be used for the production of various products from used textiles, after being used to train the candidates that are currently undergoing a one-month training for this type of activity.

Training in the production of items from recycled textiles has started

After seven months of preparatory activities, the implementation of a one-month training for 20 selected candidates from the category of hard-to-get-a-job people on the topic of reuse and processing of used textiles from households started on Tuesday 25 November.

Containers for waste textiles arrived in Uzice

Upon completion of public procurement procedures, two containers for the collection of used textiles have been delivered to the Women's Center Uzice.

Textile recycling among the best innovations in Serbia

In the final competition for innovative projects, organized within the PROFIS project  at the City Hall of the Municipality of Uzice, among seven innovative projects that signed up to participate in the competition, there was also the Textile recycling project of the Women's Center Association of Uzice.

Contact

Women center Užice, Mališe Atanackovića br.3, 31108 Užice

  • Phone: 031/512-005

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