Ellie.Talks Podcast

Your insight in the world of textiles & fashion​

Get an instant boost of inspiration and fresh perspectives on a variety of topics related to sustainability, digitalization, and collaboration in the textiles and fashion industry.

EP7: Alexandra Deraeve, HOGENT, Hemp as a driver for circularity in fashion

In many industrialised countries, there is renewed interest in hemp as sustainable textile fibre from a perspective of bio-renewability, circularity, and local (European) cultivation. The range of hemp products in textile and fashion is expanding.

However, the origin of commercially available hemp products is not always transparent and often involves Asian imports. The revival of locally harvested hemp fibres is still being held back by the fact that no homogeneous fibre quality can be guaranteed.

With the projects Eigen Kweek and Hemp4all, HOGENT wants to tackle the problems and support the revival of hemp as a circular driver for the textile and fashion industry.

During this Ellie.Talk Tex, expert Alexandra Deraeve of HOGENT talks about the projects set-up, the findings, and perspectives for the future.

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EP6: Marloes Evers, EE Labels, Sustainable through Generations

For this episode, we welcome Marloes Evers from EE Labels, Van Engelen & Evers BV, a 121-year-old company that shares insights on 3D weaving, digital labels, sustainable packaging, and thinking beyond generations!

Starting from a focus on labels, EE labels grew into a company that thinks beyond generations, not only for themselves but also for their customers.

Today, they focus on offering future-proof solutions like 3D weaving and going digital with your labels to the most sustainable choices in packaging. All with minimum impact on the environment, protecting it for the benefit of the next generations. A future-proof concept based on sharing knowledge, collaborating, and innovation in the production process.

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EP5: Rosanne van der Meer, N.I.O., Fashion on Demand

For this Ellie.Talks’s episode, we’ve invited Rosanne van der Meer, from New Industrial Order – N.I.O., to talk about Fashion on Demand.

Rosanne is the founder of New Industrial Order, a laboratory for fashion on demand, with the mission to create a circular system for order-made fashion.

During her Talk, Rosanne inspires you with the story of the New Industrial Order, and their vision for the future of the industry, which will be fully personalised, sustainable, and local: fashion on demand in local ecosystems for 3D Knitting.

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EP14: 8 tips to build strong partnerships

Transforming your organization you do not do alone, you need strong partnerships to be successful and to make a real impact.

Ellie.Connect, Ellie’s digital platform, has the mission to unite the industry into 1 ecosystem for change. Ellie.Connect should be the starting point for whoever is looking for connections, inspiration, and information while transforming the organization. It’s your starting point to build partnerships.

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EP13: Wouter De Broeck, Alsico, Circularity in workwear, how to take a leap forward by just doing

In the thirteenth episode of the Ellie.Talks’ podcast, your host Julie Lietaer chats with Wouter De Broeck, Sustainability & Communications Manager at Alsico, a producer of workwear and protective wear. 

In this episode, you’ll deepen your overall understanding of the workwear industry, get insights into the challenges faced, and even more, discover how you can leap forward by taking action and learning by doing.

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EP12: Jolien Roedolf, Herw!n, Social economy as a driver for circularity

In this episode, Julie chats with Jolien Roedolf, a business developer for social and circular entrepreneurship at Herw!n, the sector federation for the social economy. From her role, Jolien is always looking for new ways of collaboration to work towards more circularity.

They deep dive into the topic from the view of social economy and discuss how this can be a driver for circularity. You can expect a fresh view on the topic of circularity, a lot of good book recommendations, and concrete tips on how you start by defining a vision with an action plan and act on this.

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