The ›Berlin Poland‹ network projects aim to unite the potential of the creative metropolis of Berlin with the dynamic Polish economy and to provide support at the intersections of professional collaboration. Project activities connect design companies with potential clients since 2011. From 2015 onward, the project also facilitates access to qualified manufacturing partners and services in the field of fashion.

The network projects open up direct access to complementary knowledge and experience within both countries. The result is a comprehensive network that brings both markets closer together, provides support for concrete economic relations and emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary design processes for an innovation-oriented economy. 

›Berlin Poland 2016-19‹ is a continuation of the IDZ projects ›Berlin Poland 2013-2014 / 2015‹ and ›Berlin Wielkopolska 2011-2012‹ that until now connected more than 700 companies from both countries.


For further information in German and Polish please visit the project website or connect on facebook.


10/26–27/2017
IDZ Event

B2B Networking Exchange
Matching Berlin based fashion labels and Polish producers

As Part of the project BerlinPoland Berlin fashion labels and Polish clothing manufacturer are invited to attend the B2B Networking Exchange in Berlin.

The aim of the event is the nurturing of a production network between Poland and Berlin. In this capacity, the network is intended to provide support to the Berlin fashion industry in the development of new or previously lacking production facilities, and in this way to increase production capacity.

More information and registration:
berlinpoland.eu



Interview
Reshaping Fashion Production


Sustainability, ›circular fashion‹, digitization and mass customization – the fashion industry is transforming at a fast pace. Designers seek for new production methods and partnerships that offer shorter communication and distribution channels to meet the market demands and gain more transparency. What are the benefits and challenges for a production in Europe? Marte Hentschel, founder & CEO of fashion network Sourcebook spoke with Marita Jablonski (Good Garment Collective), Victor Koshevsky (Dynalian and Poge Industries), Julia Leifert (Philomena Zanetti) and Grzegorz Słupianek (Art Dress) about their experiences and the future of fashion design and production. Read more



Downloads


Documentation of the Network Building Projects 2011-2014: German | Polish
Fashion Production Process | Interactive Guide & Model Documents: German | English


Conference Brand Innovation in Warsaw



Let your customer become your co-creator

Manuel Großmann, Fuxblau


Fit brands

Fabian Baumann, Formfjord & Artur Sleziak, Chors

Experiencing the brand space

Henrik Rieß, UID


Expectation meets experience: Brand building in the fields of sports & music

Hannes Füting, FormFueting


Building an authentic brand to create people experiences

Helmut Ness, Fuenfwerken


Gripping culture by FSB: Integrated thinking and practice defines identity

Kai Gehrmann, attoma


Realtime Brand Behavior?

Fax Quintus, e27

From Product to digitalized Product-Service-Systems

Lukas Golyszny, SI Labs


German-Polish Cooperation – the Cosmopolitan Tower Showroom in Warsaw

Gunnar Behrens, Archimedes


Past Events


3/23–24/2017
IDZ Event

B2B Networking Exchange including Manufacture Visits in Stettin
BerlinPoland

As Part of the project BerlinPoland Berlin fashion labels and Polish clothing manufacturer are invited to attend the B2B Networking Exchange in Stettin, Poland.

The aim of the event is the nurturing of a production network between Poland and Berlin. In this capacity, the network is intended to provide support to the Berlin fashion industry in the development of new or previously lacking production facilities, and in this way to increase production capacity.

The registration is open until 8th of March.

11/24–25/2016
IDZ Event

Brand Innovation conference in Warsaw
Berlin Poland

On 24 and 25 November, the International Design Center (IDZ Berlin), together with Polish partner Puls Biznesu, will be hosting a conference in Warsaw on the subject of »Brand Innovation. How can I establish a successful brand for the foreign market?«

The event is part of the Berlin Poland project and is intended to highlight design as a strategic element in companies, as well as to outline its role in brand development, user-centred design, and product strategy. Alongside, we will be presenting aspects of cross-border cooperation also using examples from the Berlin Poland project. The conference will comprise one day of lectures and one workshop day.

Full information on the conference website (in Polish). Further information on the project website (German/Polish).

Conference language: English (translation to Polish)


11/3–4/2016
IDZ Event

B2B Networking Exchange
For Berlin-based fashion designers and Polish clothing manufacturer

The B2B Networking Exchange for smaller- and medium-sized Berlin fashion labels and Polish clothing manufacturer will take place on 3 - 4 November.

The aim of the event is the nurturing of a production network between Poland and Berlin. In this capacity, the network is intended to provide support to the Berlin fashion industry in the development of new or previously lacking production facilities, and in this way to increase production capacity.

Poland has a well-preserved industrial textile industry with high production quality, coupled with a diversity of skilled craftsmanship that is extremely rare in Germany today. For Berlin-based fashion companies, the neighbouring country of Poland represents an attractive, regional production base – one that can respond flexibly to the different requirements and order volumes that are characteristic to the Berlin fashion industry.

http://berlinpoland.eu/


Contact


Lena Sudmann
Project Management
T +49 (0)30 61 62 321-18
lena.sudmann@idz.de


The project „Berlin Poland 2016-19 | Cooperation Network Design & Fashion“ is federally funded through the Berlin based funding program for network-building and internationalization “Förderprogramm für Internationalisierung - Netzwerk Richtlinie”, co-funded by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).


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