Explore Ellie.Connect

Realize Your Innovation and Sustainability Ambitions

Navigating the path to sustainability and innovation can be challenging, with no standard manuals or easy solutions. For many, this journey is resource-intensive and often lacks clear benefits or progress. 

Ellie.Connect is here to help.

Schedule your personalized demo today and tap into the power of the network.

Connect. Inform. Inspire.

Connect with over 1,700 companies in the circular textile and fashion value chain across Europe through our digital platform. Instantly connect with industry pioneers, benefit from collective expertise, and gain valuable insights into trends and best practices.

As a textile manufacturer or industry collaborator, Ellie.Connect helps you achieve your sustainability goals efficiently and effectively

Explore the Power of Ellie.Connect

Grow your Network: 

Connect with over 1,700 leaders in the circular economy across Europe through Ellie.Connect’s robust digital platform.


Built Partnerships: 

Gain access to tailored partnerships and collaborations specifically designed for innovative solutions and sustainable practices in the textile industry

Stay Ahead: 

Stay easily up to date with the latest market developments and trends, identifying new opportunities for collaboration and growth within the textile sector.

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Continuous Learning: 

Engage in continuous learning opportunities with our mini-guides, workshops, and event calendar focused on sustainability, innovation, and emerging technologies relevant to textiles.

Community Engagement: 

Participate in a vibrant community dedicated to advancing sustainable practices in textiles, fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing.

Practical Tips and Guidance: 

Receive hands-on tips and guidance from industry experts and peers within the network, helping you implement sustainable practices effectively

Inspiring Case Studies: 

Explore numerous inspiring case studies and success stories from the sector, showcasing innovative approaches to sustainability and circular economy practices.

Shape Sustainability Initiatives: 

Collaborate with like-minded professionals to shape and drive sustainability initiatives within the textile industry, influencing positive change.

Personalized Support: 

Benefit from personalized Support and Expertise from the Ellie.Connect team, ensuring you have the assistance you need to navigate and maximize your membership.

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Discover the Ellie.Connect Succes Cases

Waste Streams

Discover how Mistral Home found a recycling partner for their recurring production waste stream in the Ellie.Connect network.


Discover how Ellie.Connect supported Newds at the start of the company and supported the search for suppliers.

Local Partners

Discover how Knuss found a local confection partner for their interior textiles collection via Ellie.Connect.

Unused Stock

Discover how Vlerick Group found an alternative to incineration for an unused stock of denim via Ellie.Connect.
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Get to know Ellie's Ecosystem

Verzameling van enkele leden van het Ellieconnect ecosysteem
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Discover the Ellie.Talks Podcast

Anse Smeets, VITO

The SCIRT project: on developing a True Cost Model to quantify circularity in the Fashion and Textile Industry

Alby Roseveare,

Circular Diaper Services with Alby Roseveare, WOOSH

Lieve Vermeire,
Van de Velde

Implementing Sustainability: A Conversation with Lieve Vermeire, Sustainability Manager Van de Velde
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Membership Options


Start exploring value chain collaboration
198 Year
  • 1 user
  • Create A Company Page
  • Explore +1700 Actors
  • View Ecosystem Challenges
  • Reply to Challenges
  • Appear in the newsletter


Enjoy full platform access and tailored support
1188 Year
  • 2 users
  • All benefits from Take-Off
  • Visibility for your products & services
  • Share Your Challenges (anonymously)
  • Access the knowledge base & tools
  • Personal support & matchmaking


Designed to empower your teams.
2388 Year
  • 5 user
  • All benefits from Level-Up
  • Personal Kick-Off Workshop
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Get To Know the Ellie Team

Julie Lietaer
Julie Lietaer, Founder & CEO Ariadne Innovation 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 projects.

Florence Lootens

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.

Amélie Verbeke

Amélie is the newest addition to the team and our community manager. She has experienced the importance of the Ellie community first hand when she worked on a sustainable development project in fashion during her last job as an executive manager in the fashion industry. Driven by ambition and a firm believer in the importance of an extensive network, she loves meeting inspiring people and discovering their stories.



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