Get closer to the action than ever before


3 DAYS of training course & Round Table Debate from August 30th to September 1st, 2017 – Biarritz.


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Take the opportunity to discover the Cristobal Balenciaga Museoa

On DAY 2

You will have the chance to discover the “Cristobal Balenciaga Museoa”.

A guided tour is organized  for 1 hour then you will carry on your training course on eco-conception in this amazing place.

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Starting today ! we are opening the registration

You have until Friday 23rd of june to register for this Textile SummerCamps organized by CETI.

3 days – A training course and round table debate that makes discovering and reinforcing Circular economy and eco-conception solutions.

The numbers of places are limited  to 20 participants, so don’t wait any longer and register now.

Prices – for 2500 euros excl VAT.

Take a look to the programme

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New dates for the TEXTILE SUMMERCAMPS – Let’s go to PARIS


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Don’t miss the chance to meet WOLFORD

During this summerCamps, Andreas Röhrich, Director of Product Development and Research/ Textile Sourcing – Wolford AG, will share his experience with us on making a sustainable collection.


A graduate in textile and garment engineering at the Hoehere Technische Lehranstalt in Dornbirn,  Andreas is the Director of Product Development and Textile Sourcing at Wolford AG, where he has started his carrier back in 1989 and has, over the years,  covered various position in the Products and Knitting departments, gathering an unquestionable knowledge of all production phases.

During his carrier with Wolford he has strongly contributed to expand the company’s  innovatory DNA creating some of the most iconic and widely recognize Wolford signature pieces such as the StarckNude –  in collaboration with Philippe Starck, the first glued tights or the  unique system that allows the elastic waist band to be adjusted to the wearers` needs.

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For the Textile Summercamps 2017 programmation, the CETI welcomes the referent of Circular Economy & Waste in the French National Railway Company (SNCF), Michel Lopez, to share its experience during the first day of the training course: “CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY & SUSTAINABLE FASHION”, wednesday 30th, August 2017.
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Dear friends,

3 DAYS training course and round table debate from August 30th to September 1st – Biarritz, an exceptional destination in the heart of the Basque Country, right at a cultural crossroad.

Sustainability is a major challenge for the european textile and clothing industry. The reuse, recycling and upcycling have a really big game to play in this field.

CETI’s legitimacy is already illustrated by ambitious goals :

  • Developping new products based on bio-polymers
  • Enhancing alternatives ressources
  • Creating new fibers from recycled raw materials in football sporting goods, a research project « Sport Infinity »realized in the context of the H2020 European Commission.

CETI remains abreast of societal chalenge of environmental footprints by giving access to a unique place to promote and emphasize eco-design projects which are both ecologically supportable and economically durable for all user or future textile user markets. To go further in its strategy and as a disruptive textile innovation and applied research center, CETI is now building an innovative technological platform for inventing and developping post-consumers short fibers recycled (cotton & polyester/cotton).

This is the essence of the creation of our Textile Summercamps Edition 2017. “The metamorphosis of textiles for an environmentally sustainable future
During 3 days, we will share with you the following topics: Circular economy in the textile industry / Sustainable Fashion – Eco-design & Collaborative Design  – Fashioning Fibres
Take this opportunity to meet our VIP guest: Michel LOPEZ, Sustainable Development Direction – SNCF, France and Andreas RÖHRICH, Head of R&D – WOLFORD, Austria.

To register now click here

Hope to meet you there


Pascal Denizart, CEO, CETI

CETI – European Centre of Innovative Textiles
41 rue des Métissages – CS40303 – 59335 Tourcoing Cedex France
Phone : +33 362726100 – Mail :


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Textile Summercamp 2017 !

From 30 august  to 01 september 2017 – Biarritz

CETI & ESTIA are pleased to present the new Edition 2017  – “The metamorphosis of textiles for an environmentally sustainable future”
An english speaking summercamp dedicated to professionnals: CEO – Sustainable & Innovation Managers – Product Managers – Marketing Directors.

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Textile Summercamps – Biarritz –
From August 30th to September 1st, 2017 

The metamorphosis of textiles for an environmentally sustainable future

DAY 1 (Wednesday 30th August)

10h00-18h00 Training course


Key points about Sustainable Fashion:
• What does it mean? It’s the moment?
• Circular Economy vs. Linear Economy (review of what they saw the day before).
• “Scale” Concept when we talk about sustainability.

NEW TYPES OF CONSUMERS: Responsible consumer/ Early adopter consumer/ Prosumer consumer/ Guilty-free consumer

New Markets, New Ideas: Diversity, Creativity, Small business Entrepreneurs with great ideas.
• Sustainable Materials and Processes
• Certifications and Standards that assure us “clean” productions.
• Packaging, logistics and retail.
• Pedagogy for a Consumption and Sustainable use of clothing.
• Innovative Materials

Big brands and their sustainable strategies

VIP Interview/ Sustainable strategies and projects by Michel Lopez – SNCF, France

The role of sustainable processes and materials for this emerging new industry.
Fabrics Workshop with real material from different suppliers:
Key concepts applied to each subject to understand their greater or lesser sustainability.

DAY 2 (Thursday 31st August)

10h00-11h00 – Guided tour of BALENCIAGA museum

11h00-17h00 – Training course

How to reduce the impact of your products and develop them with your community by Juliette Vauthier – CETI & Thibault Liebenguth –  Agence Innovation Responsable (AIR)

  • Sustainability & CSR basics
  • Eco-design overview: Definition and product lifecycle approach
  • Collaborative design: concept and illustration for the textile industry

VIP Interview/ Andreas RÖHRICH, Director Product. Development WOLFORD, Austria

DAY 3 (Friday 1st September)

09h30-12h00 Training course:

By Pascal Denizart, CEO – CETI

  • Fibres vs environment – Mix and match
  • Solutions to increase sustainability
  • Recycling, Upcycling and re-engineering – New process and technology
  • Alternative ressources – Back to the roots & local production

VIP Interview

12h30-14h00 Lunch

14h30-16h30 Round table DEBATE “THE GREEN WAY”


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ESTIA: Institute of technology


Higher education establishment, authorised to award Engineering Diplomas and member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.

ESTIA – Technopole Izarbel
92, allée Théodore Monod
F 64210 BIDART – Côte Basque
+33 (0)5 59 43 84 00 –

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