Innovation & Circular Economy for Crafts Makers 0 Reply

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In the framework of its cycle, Global Exchange of Crafts Makers, Dialogue Café Association and its members, based in cities of Evora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro are organising a session on “Innovation and Circular Economy” with the aim of sharing the experiences of crafts makers in applying these concepts strategically in their business and manufacturing processes. Crafts makers that are reinventing, reusing, making more sustainable and competitive as well as bringing benefits at different levels: economy, social and cultural.

During the session, experts and crafts makers will share their thoughts and strategies followed on cutting resource use, reducing waste or boosting upcycling and recycling methods. Participants will also share successful experiences on the implementation of circular economy approaches with the aim of bringing and innovative and more sustainable creative proposal.


Dialogue Café Évora (ADRAL & Eugenio de Almeida Foundation)

Dialogue Café Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)

  • Joana Tadeu, Minimalista
  • Madalena Aires Mateus, GAIATA – Vegan and Eco-friendly fashion brand, member of the collective Modistas de Atelier
  • Joana Fonseca, Digital Fabrication Designer

 Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro (Candido Mendes University)

  • Vanessa Wagner, ZĂ“IA, jewelry sustainable brand


Dialogue CafĂ© Lisbon / Dialogue CafĂ© Association – Dalia Sendra (

Dialogue Café Évora – Ana Lavado (

Dialogue Café Rio de Janeiro – Mayara Gonçalves (

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Hi Ashique, Thank you for your interest! Our cycle is finalised but more sessions on crafts will take place at Dialogue Cafe. For instance you can visit our profil in vimeo and attend online some sessions recorded. Otherwise we plan to publish a book with the recommendations and findings of our discussions on crafts. Keep posted! Thanks again for your interest DC team
daliasendra on 2019.07.29