Co-creation and the revival of the local textile sector
FaKtory Infini aims to stimulate co-creation between local start-ups and established businesses in the field of sustainable textile production. In addition, the event will involve the entire chain –from raw materials suppliers via textile manufacturers to brands and retailers – in order to stimulate collaboration on new sustainability projects. Positive stories of existing innovations from the sustainable textile industry will also be shared with the general public. For instance, visitors will discover how the West Flemish European Spinning Group (ESG) plays an essential role in HNST’s production activity. The sustainable jeans label processes end-of-life jeans into fibres which ESG then spins into high-quality denim yarn for making new jeans.
FaKtory Infini is the brainchild of Niki De Schryver, Piet Verhoeve and Julie Lietaer. Niki is the founder of COSH, a digital tool that makes sustainable online shopping easier. Piet is CEO of Hangar K, a co-creation hub in Kortrijk for start-ups, growing businesses and established companies. Julie represents the third generation involved in the European Spinning Group, a Flemish family-run SME active in the production and distribution of textile yarn.
Initiators Niki, Piet and Julie talk about their expectations:
We’re inviting exhibitors, consultants and visitors from the entire chain to brainstorm, engage in circular innovation and set up surprising new partnerships together. We hope this will lead to many inspiring encounters and some great cross-fertilisation for existing and new sustainability projects.
FaKtory Infini will take place at the co-creation hub Hangar K, Nelson Mandelaplein 2, Kortrijk. The programme is as follows: Thursday 6/12 VIP event and opening night for press and sponsors, Friday 7/12 b2b event, Saturday 8/12 and Sunday 9/12 open to the public all day. For more information and the full programme, go to www.faktoryinfini.be.
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