About us

Ellie driver for change

Ellie will connect, inform and inspire all to enable change in the textiles & fashion industry.

No matter the size of the company, Ellie will connect, inform and inspire all, to play a key role in tackling the individual and public challenges faced in this transition. For the future of our industry, for the legacy for our future generations.

Behind the magic. Meet the team!

Julie Lietaer, Founder & CEO

Founder of Ariadne Innovation. Ceo European Spinning Group. Ambassador for sustainable textiles. Julie is a Commercial Engineer by education, and holds a Master’s degree in Financial Management from Vlerick Business School. She has several years of experience as a business consultant at Arthur D Little, and business analyst at Barco. Julie’s expertise lies in knowledge of fibers and sustainable yarns, as well as in circular product development project.

Florence Lootens, COO

Florence is the operational manager at Ariadne Innovation. Florence holds a master’s degree in Business Economics. She has several years of experience in the fashion & textile sector, focusing on international business development and marketing. From the start, Florence has been responsible for all day-to-day activities within Ariadne, as a true connector she is constantly looking for new possible synergies and ways to further inspire & inform the Ellie.Connect ecosystem. 

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