Small But Perfectly Formed

Accelerating small and medium fashion enterprises to transition to circular and sustainable models.

Systemic change within the fashion industry will come not from any one place, but through collaboration, education and innovation within the SME ecosystem.

Bespoke network of sustainable fashion

Small But Perfectly Formed is the leading online community dedicated to revolutionising the fashion industry. In partnership with Impact Hub Lisbon, we aim to empower programme participants by facilitating connections, fostering knowledge sharing, and promoting collaboration.


Throughout the project’s duration, our partnership is dedicated to offering crucial support for matchmaking, resource sharing, collaboration, and seamless access to essential tools.

Sustainable solutions for the fashion industry

We run an 8-month acceleration program that supports 28 SME-led transnational projects to launch new circular and sustainable solutions for the fashion industry. Applicants receive +10.000€ grants, online and offline training with industry and university experts, personalised mentorship, R&D funding, and participate in networking and showcasing events.

How does it work?

Matchmaking fashion SMEs, businesses and business support organisations across the COSME region to create transnational partnerships and collaboration.

Creating accessible, shareable solutions in open source toolkits and resources.

Sharing knowledge, insights and case studies generated by the project.

Hosting online and offline events exploring topics including circularity and regeneration, purpose-led business models and materials in transition.

Aims and outcomes of the acceleration programme

  • Accelerate fashion SMEs in sustainable and circular fashion to scale-up and/or replicate.
  • Transition established fashion SMEs to sustainable and circular models.
  • Enable collaboration between fashion sector and non-fashion sector SMEs, businesses and initiates to generate and test new collaboration models. 

  • Co-create a toolkit which offers other SMEs across COSME countries a set of tools, resources, worked examples and case studies to inspire and enact sustainable and circular models.

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