EP28: Implementing Sustainability: A Conversation with Lieve Vermeire, Sustainability Manager Van de Velde
This episode delves into the complexities of implementing sustainability in a major fashion player like Van de Velde. Join us as we get personal insights from Lieve about her journey, her passion for people, and the unique challenges of driving a large company towards sustainability. Numerous interesting insights, relevant for every company working around the topic of sustainability.
EP27: A Soft Revolution in the Rug Industry: A Deep Dive with Jozefien Forton – Maison Forton’s Sustainability Journey
January 3, 2024 By Ellie Get ready for a game-changer in the rug industry! Today, I’m thrilled to introduce you to Jozefien Forton, the visionary founder and CEO of Maison Forton. We delve into her innovative approach to sustainability and how Maison Forton is reshaping the rug landscape. In this episode, Jozefien shares insights into […]
For this 26th episode of our Ellie.Talks podcast, we had the chance to talk to Koen De Ruyck, General Manager of Purfi Manufacturing, a technology company dedicated to transforming waste into high-quality products. In this episode, Julie and Koen dive into the topic of pioneering the recycling of textiles, one of the key pillars to […]
EP25 – Dirk Vantyghem, Euratex, promoting the competitiveness of the European textile and fashion industry
For this 25th episode of our Ellie.Talks podcast, we had the honor to welcome Mr. Dirk Vantyghem, the Director General of Euratex. Euratex is the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, representing the textile and clothing industry’s interests in Europe. Their mission is to boost the European textile and clothing industry’s competitiveness and sustainability at both […]
For this 24th episode of our Ellie.Talks podcast, we had the honor of welcoming Alexandra Vanhuyse, co-founder and managing director of Snowball, a cutting-edge cleantech hub in Harelbeke. Clean technology is at the forefront of addressing environmental and sustainability challenges. In this podcast episode, Alexandra shares insights into her clean tech journey and discusses the […]
For this 23rd episode of our Ellie.Talks podcast, we had the pleasure of welcoming Alexander Carpentier, CEO of Twintag. At the forefront of digital circularity solutions, Twintag’s approach to digitalization and product traceability is reshaping industries. In this episode, Julie dives into a captivating conversation with Alexander, exploring how Twintag’s solutions are driving circularity […]
EP22 – Johan Verstraete, Picanol, the strength of always questioning what you do, no matter the size of the company.
In a world where things are continuously changing, we need to question what we are doing and consider new ways of doing things. For this 22nd Ellie.Talks podcast episode, we were honored to welcome Johan Verstraete, Vice President Weaving Machines at Picanol, in the studio. Johan has been active at Picanol Weaving Machines for over […]
EP21 – Dr. Anna Lennquist, ChemSec, unravelling the complex topic of chemistry in textiles & fashion.
The textile industry is considered one of the most chemical-intensive industries, as chemicals are used everywhere in production. The topic of chemicals in textiles & fashion has been on our wish list to discuss, but considering its complexity, we were waiting to find the perfect expert to discuss this in an Ellie.Talks podcast. Recommended by […]
We’ve had the privilege of interviewing over 20 inspiring guests on the Ellie.Talks podcast, each sharing their unique stories. However, there is one story that has yet to be told – the story of our very own founder, Julie Lietaer. Known as the local ambassador for circular textiles and fashion, Julie’s entrepreneurial journey has led […]
EP20: Tim Vannieuwenhuyse, WAAK, Empowering the future of your organization: the impact of employer branding.
As Karla Basselier mentions in podcast episode 17: “young people are the future of our industry.” We couldn’t agree more, but we also know that it’s not always easy to encourage them to join our ranks in the textile and fashion sectors. In our latest podcast episode, we delve into the topic of employer branding […]