CSR in textiles and fashion, a complex story, but the only way forwards

April was all about the social aspect of sustainability in our industry. Sustainability is indeed not just about the products and processes you use. It is also about having happy employees who share your vision and become ambassadors for your company. A crucial factor for achieving long-term, sustainable growth! This Ellie.Report provides a comprehensive overview […]

Ellie’s Innovation Showcase

In March, Ellie goes deep into the subject of innovation. And if there is one thing we want to remember from this month’s topic, it is the following: Innovation can come from small changes, from unexpected quarters, and most importantly, anyone, any type of business, big or small, can act on it. To reinforce this […]

European legislation for circular textiles and fashion

In march 2022 the European Commission presented its new strategy to make sustainable products the norm and to strengthen Europe’s resource independence, as part of the European Green Deal. European Green Deal, Action Plans, Waste Framework Directive,… The variety of concepts presented and the (expected) European legislation is great, but the confusion is often greater. What do […]

Ellie’s inspiration list on entrepreneurship (free)

Entrepreneurship is the lifeblood of our entire industry: the boldness to take action is the pride of our local businesses. That’s why we’ve put together an inspiration list for Ellie, with recommendations for books and podcasts on entrepreneurship.

Challenge Based Learning Guide (free)

Challenge based learning (CBL) is a new and proven learning concept, particularly in the field of sustainability and circular economy.

Download the guide now to discover all the benefits of CBL for Circular Economy and learn how to organise a session yourself.

Insights on the 3rd international conference on a circular economy in textiles & plastics (free)

In November 2022, Ellie attended the Third International Conference on the Circular Economy for Textiles and Plastics organized by Centexbel in collaboration with Fedustria.

This report provides you with the key takeaways including insights into regulation in the plastics industry, different strategies related to circularity, and how you can (or not yet can) measure its impact together with an overview of the ongoing innovation projects, anticipating some of the most prominent industry challenges.

8 tips to build strong partnerships (free)

In the 14th podcast episode, Florence Lootens from Ariadne Innovation shares 8 tips to build strong partnerships, based on the learning from 18 months working on Ellie.Connect.

Event recap: Circular Textile Days (free)

When you think of circularity in textiles, chances are that this does not immediately make you think of work or protective clothing.

Circular innovation in the work & protective wear segment is pioneering, and in this report, we delve further into the question of why it is precisely in the workwear segment that we see so many pioneers, and what we can learn from these initiatives.

Report preview: Circularity and closed-loop recycling (free)

The future is circular. Yes, but before we get there, there are still some steps we need to take and some questions we need to answer:

How do we get there? Which technologies can help us get there, today or in the future? What are the trends in the market, challenges, and opportunities? What support measures will come from the government?

Mini Guide Dyeing Techniques (free)

Are dyeing techniques completely new to you? Would you like to have some more insight into the different possibilities? Then this mini guide is just for you! It will give you explanations about the different techniques, meant to give you a flying start into the world of textiles dyes.