Ellie’s November Newsletter


As we wrap up the year, it’s a good time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished the past month and gear up for a final push in December.

Whether you’re looking for collaboration, support, or just a fresh perspective, remember that Ellie is your partner for change. Reach out anytime through Ellie.Connect.

Wishing you a fantastic last month filled with valuable connections, new insights, and plenty of inspiration on Ellie.Connect!



🎯 Every month, Ellie.Connect members are supported in finding the next step in their journey.

By sharing your challenges, questions, or needs on the platform, Ellie offers you the opportunity to reach a wide audience and facilitate contact with other members who are essential to helping you solve these challenges.

🎽 New challenge!

For one of the Living Labs projects, Kringwinkel Antwerpen is looking for organizations that want a sustainable solution for their non-reusable textile waste and that are interested in buying finished products made from i-did felt (gifts, office furniture…)

🔎 Looking for partners!

One of our members is looking for value chain partners interested in eco-design solutions for their textile waste.

🔓 A glimpse into the additional open ones:

  1. Sourcing: Looking for a European Manufacturer of Sportswear.
  2. Sourcing: Looking for a Wool-Felt Upholstery Fabric.
  3. Sourcing: Looking for Textile Cutters
  4. Investment: Looking for Investors in Garment Repair Services
  5. Expertise: Looking for a consultant for Textile Exchange Certification.

Get in touch with the team for more information and insights: 📧 hello@ellieconnect.com

👤 Most popular actors in November

Every month, the Ellie.Connect platform welcomes new members. Within our community of more than 650 members, a select few really grab the attention of the ecosystem. Here are the three most popular actors of the month:

Want to know more about them or work together? Get in touch!


One of Ellie’s main missions is to help you move towards greater sustainability with the necessary resources.

📝 Ellie’s Resources in November

🖇️New Ellie.Report

A solid starting point for your journey, requiring a step-by-step approach to understanding the potential impact of recycling on your organization and its implementation in your processes.

Available in the knowledge base for all the premium members.

🚀 Don’t miss the Supplier & Product Fact Sheet Templates!

Supply chain transparency is an essential requirement for companies in a variety of sectors.

↪ Our templates enable you to start working on the transparency of your supply chains, at both value chain and product level.

📚 Most popular news

Julie Lietaer: ‘As a statement, I always wear the same dress to a speech’

New Ellie.Talks episode

Newds x Ellie.Connect use case


🎧 Ellie.Talks Podcast

In today’s dynamic world, the textile industry, like others, constantly evolves and innovates. Competition within it is fierce, with companies adopting cutting-edge trends, tech, and sustainability to stay ahead.

In this month’s podcast episode, Julie and Dirk Vantyghem, the Director General of Euratex, look at the complex subject of competitiveness and offer valuable insights into how to build a bright future for our industry.

Have you missed the episode? Listen to it now and get inspired!

🏆 Most popular podcast episodes on YouTube

Johan Verstraete, Picanol, the strength of always questioning what you do, no matter the size of the company.

Maurits Vandeputte, Valvan, Innovation, the fuel for your organization’s future.

8 tips to build strong partnerships.

For Christmas, unwrap the joy of Ellie’s Socks!

This year for Christmas, we give you the chance to spread joy and warmth to your clients, employees, and loved ones with Ellie’s socks! ✨ Made locally from old jeans, designed to last, and unisex, they’re the perfect gift for the end of the year! Don’t wait any longer to order, it’s a limited collection!

Meet Ellie

Don’t miss Ellie at the next events!

♻️ 14 Dec. Ellie will be participating in In’Days #1 at EuraMaterials (Tourcoing) for a day dedicated to recycling in the textile industry (in French).

👩🏻‍💻 21 Dec. – 16:00. Connect with Ellie info session: Discover how Ellie and the ecosystem can help you.

What happened behind the scenes?

21-23 Nov. As part of the RegioGreenTex project, we traveled to Iași in Romania for the Clusters meet Regions event. We discussed the importance of networking and European collaboration.

29 Nov. We joined the Sustainability Forum ‘Shaping sustainable living, together’ organized by Beaulieu International Group. The event featured talks on circular economy, diverse sustainability topics, and workshops on inclusive practices, guiding us toward a brighter future.

30 Nov. We set up the custom SCIRT x Ellie.Boutique at #FashionTalks23 organized by Flanders DC in Antwerp.

Still not part of the Ellie.Connect ecosystem? Join now!


Wishing you a great day.

Team Ellie