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  • Name: Baltic2Hand (As good as new: Enhancing the behavioral and business change of the second-hand textile industry in the Central Baltic region)
  • LCCI position: Partner
  • Total budget: 1 661 431,98 EUR
  • LCCI budget: 152 309,98 EUR
  • Dates: 01.04.2023 - 31.03.2026
  • Programme: Interreg Central Baltic Programme
  • Partner countries: Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden

The joint cross-border challenge that the project tackles is the underuse of textile. It is caused by a lack of circularity in the textile and fashion industries leading to an overflow of textile waste. All CB countries must work together to find solutions to prevent unnecessary used textile exports from Finland and Sweden to Estonia, Latvia, and elsewhere. The project applies a service design approach. It offers a carefully-designed and industry-tailored set of innovative co-creation activities with organizations, consumers, experts, and other stakeholders.

Aim of the project: improve textile reuse and reduce textile waste in the second-hand market

The “Baltic2Hand” project will achieve the following results:

  • A set of improved business models and concepts
  • A library of consumer nudges
  • A set of stakeholder management and commitment activities
  • An open-access digital platform
  • Online educational materials for industry professionals and students
  • Scoping reviews of the current state, problems and opportunities in the second-hand textile market


Lead Partner:

Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

Project Partners:

Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Latvia)

Tallinn Business Incubators Foundation (Estonia)

Sustainability InnoCenter (Sweden)



Jurijs Dubatovka
Project Coordinator of EU Projects Department
Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
+371 26514077
Kr.Valdemāra str. 35, Riga Latvia, LV-1010