The Textile Technical Center in Tunisia (CETTEX) has announced “STAND Up! Just select 10 textile and fashion start-ups to benefit from access to financing in Tunisia.
This selection was made following the call for applications that closed on March 21, 2022 by the International Center for Environmental Technologies of Tunis (CITET), one of the Tunisian project partners.
CITET selected a group of entrepreneurs to develop their financial skills, gain knowledge on how to raise funds and take advantage of opportunities to meet local and regional investors to find funding opportunities.
Selected entrepreneurs will participate in a 10-day training that will focus on developing financial projections for their start-ups, understanding readiness, trends and opportunities.
The training program in Tunisia will be followed by two events organized in the country to provide feedback to entrepreneurs and benefit from local and regional exposure to potential investors.
Of the selected participants, 50% participated in the capacity building phase and incubation phase.
The 10 selected start-ups are:
Ecobrik : Founded by Hazar Bettaieb, a young industrial engineering student with a bachelor’s degree in logistics and transportation, this start-up makes thermal insulation and ecological bricks.
Lami Fashion : This start-up creates a range of clothing from natural fibers and dyes, with a modern and traditional touch with the aim of protecting cultural heritage and beautifying end-of-life items. The start-up was designed by Lamia Hamrouni, a fashion designer and clothing technician, with 25 years of experience in tailor-made haute couture.
Agaruw : designed for green products and recycled textile waste developed by Mejda Khaled, a textile engineering student at the Higher Institute of Fashion in Monastir with a multidisciplinary artist background in sculpture, painting, fashion and product design.
packtus : The startup makes eco-friendly plastic to make packaging bags or clothing and fashion accessories with cactus-based products. Ismail Wali, a young man of 25, is the businessman behind this idea.
Authentic Tunisian Wool : It offers a valuation of Tunisian wool in a zero waste concept. Makrem Ghidhaoui is the entrepreneur behind this idea, which aims to achieve systematic and sustainable change in the fashion and textile industry to close the loop by looping everything in the value chain, and using bio-based materials from natural resources. managed continuously or by recycling.
artwo : This is an idea based on the manufacture of rugs and decorative objects (bed edges, chairs, etc.) and the sorting of waste fabric. The project is led by Sarra Bouchareb, holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology combined with experience in selling handicrafts and an excellent network of contacts in textile factories.
Luxurious Haute Couture : The project focuses on waste cutting recovery for the manufacture of artisanal carpets. Marwen Cherni is the entrepreneur behind this idea
Fripeji.tn : It’s a digital marketplace that connects sellers and buyers of second-hand clothing. Thrift stores will be able to open an online store in our Marketplace and will be able to open up to a wider population. Also, thrift store collectors can easily display and sell their products and individuals can resell or donate their old clothes.
Medical-Pro : Medical-Pro is a dynamic and innovative company whose activity is the design, manufacture and distribution of single-use nonwoven products intended for the health establishments, industrial sector, world of beauty and hotel industry . . Abdelhamid Chaoua, a 36-year-old businessman, graduated in 2005 from the University of Medical Technologies in Tunis.Proact : Proact is designed as a web platform of green services for professionals, collectors, recyclers and artisans in the textile sector. The project was developed by Ibtissem Aoidhi, a graduate of the Master’s degree in Quality and Productivity with 10 years of experience supporting and monitoring the quality of automotive, textile, footwear and leather products companies.