Workshop "Ecodesign in the textile sector"

Submitted by Ariadna Detrell on 28 May 2018

On May 22nd, the technical textile cluster of Catalonia, AEI TÈXTILS, along with LEITAT – Technological Center, organized the workshop “Eco-design in the textile sector”.

This workshop, held in LEITAT facilities in Terrassa and framed within the ECODISTEX project with the support from  MIDWOR-LIFE project, attracted in 15 representatives from companies in the textile sector and other organizations.  

The first talk of the workshop, presented by Mireia Cañellas from the Sustainability and Territory department from the Generalitat de Catalunya, introduced the potential of circularity within the textile sector and the European project CirCE, where her department within the Generalitat de Catalunya participate as a partner.

Marta Escamilla, responsible of the Sustainability division of LEITAT, followed with a presentation on eco-design, introducing the methodology, tools and resources for its implementation in the companies of the sector.

After the break, Joan Pera, manager of Manufactures ARPE, member of the AEI Tèxtils, introduced  the practices related to circular economy its company is performing during the lasts years.

Next, Ariadna Detrell, cluster manager of AEI Tèxtils, presented the MIDWOR-LIFE project and its preliminary results. This project aims to mitigate the environmental impact of chemical products in textile finishing processes to provide liquid repellency by analyzing their sustainable alternatives.

Aina Garriga from Femmefleur SCCL was next presenting its product Cocoro, a new reusable panties designed for the menstruation which allow substitution of current contention methods (sanitary napkins or tampons) preventing waste generation.

After the presentations, LEITAT animated a work session with all the participants with the aim to set on practice the eco-design methodology and the tools in a textile product. The attendees also shared their impressions, hesitations, experiences and opinions about the workshop topic.

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