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 digitization 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 […]
Innovation / To Innovate. We all know the word “innovation”, but how many of us really know how to “innovate”? How do you put the word into practice or more often, how do you convince your company of the importance of innovation? When asked Maurits Vandeputte, Innovation Manager at Valvan, he is very clear: you […]
EPR, Extended Producer Responsibility, also known as UPV in Dutch or REP in French, is probably one of the buzzwords of the past months. But what is it exactly? Will it be the holy grail for circular economy and most important of all, what will be its impact on the companies? In this episode, our […]
For this first podcast episode of the year, we welcome the new leading lady for the Belgian textile industry in the studio. After more than 30 years as the head of Fedustria, Fa Quix, who was our guest for the previous episode, is passing on the torch to Karla Basselier. With a pack of experience […]
The reality today is that times are tough and many companies in our industry are struggling to cope with extreme cost increases, with many being forced to temporarily suspend production. But there are opportunities that can be seized in terms of sustainability.
Whether you are an SME or a large company, transforming your business from linear to circular does not come overnight. Once you’ve defined your circular vision, where do you start? Where are the quick wins and what are the main challenges to overcome?
For this 15th episode, we welcome Pieter Vanoosthuyse, business development manager for recycled polypropylene at Beaulieu International Group.