AEI Tèxtils and UP-TEX, partners of EU-TEXTILE2030, participated in the conferences of Colombiamoda 2018

EU-TEXTILE2030 participated in the conferences held in parallel to the trade fair, in the Knowledge Pavilion. Josep Casamada, Project Manager from AEI Tèxtils, presented, within a forum of more than 1.000 experts, the conference: Sustainability and circular economy: an opportunity to increase the competiveness of the textile industry. The content of the conference reviewed the cluster and examples of circular economy applied by cluster members like Manufacturas Arpe or SEAQUALTM. The latter produces polyester yarns from recycled waste recovered from the marine depths, where ANTEX is one of the initiative promoters. Lastly, he presented different projects the cluster is working on within this field like the European projects MIDWOR-LIFE and LIFE-FALREX among others.

Afterwards, Karine Wallois from Up-Tex/Clubtex, presented the European project RETEX in which the cluster participates and which has as the objective to integrate the circular economy within the textile sector through recycling and ecodesign.

Complete presentations are available on:

Interview with Josep Casamada in the Youtube channel from UPB, co-organiser along with INEXMODA of the Knowledge Pavilion: