GLOBAL EVENTS FOR FASHION PROFESSIONALS​

GLOBAL EVENTS FOR FASHION PROFESSIONALS​

The pitchs programme

Visit the Pitchs Area on the PV Hub – Hall 6 !

Tuesday 6 February

10:30 am – 10:55 am

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[Retraced] – Insights on EU & International Legislative Compliance: Why do fashion brands need to start collecting data now to protect their business?
Facing CSDDD, DPP, EUDR, Green Claims, Anti-Slavery acts around the world — how can you proactively stay ahead of upcoming challenges?

With Roman Houlbreque, Director of Partnership

11:00 am – 11:25 am

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[Adapta x IKKS] – How to combine profitability and eco-responsibility through the reuse of materials?
IKKS approached Adapta, a circular sourcing solution geared to minimising waste material, and leather in particular, for the launch of its new ‘It’ bag THE 1.
Discover how to build a desirable, sustainable and profitable collection.

With Chloé Quessard, Head of Accessories, Cobranding & Licensing / IKKS
Virginie Ducatillon, Founder / Adapta

11:30 am – 11:55 am

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[Leonhard Kurz] – Let Fashion shine!
As a world leading expert in thin-film technology, KURZ knows that the appearance of a decorated surface decides how customers perceive products. Discover the magical power of metallic textile decoration, get inspired and unleash your creativity by diving into the beautiful and impressing world of shine.

With Nicola Bauer, International Product Manager Textiles

12:00 pm – 12:25 pm

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[VSK TECH] – Introducing NAO Virtual Knitting Machine an industry-first Fabric Construction Developing Simulation Software
NAO software helps you originate endless new fabrics constructions in no time with the assurance that they can be developed in real life. NAO enhances fabric development possibilities satisfying industry’s diverse creative needs with special applications for single/double sided circular & jacquard knitting and compatibility with major industry circular knitting machines.

With Zheng Qi, Founder

12:30 pm – 12:55 pm

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[Crystalchain] – Steering your business without anticipating new risks: a strategy as uncertain as playing roulette
How can you reduce the impact of your supply chain, identify new growth drivers or meet new regulatory challenges without a real understanding of your processes? Solutions and testimonials from the textile & fashion sector.

With Augustin Firino Martell, Head of Fashion & Luxury

2:00 pm – 2:25 pm

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[Klauber Brothers] Embroideryland
This presentation will submerge your senses into a world of fantasy, richness and amazing  embroidery expressions. Laser cut innovations will blend with Artificial Intelligence images. 

With Meles Must, Creative Design Director

2:30 pm – 2:55 pm

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[SAB] Accessories Summer 2025, the comeback of the 90s!
For Spring-Summer 2025, we see a very strong influences of the 90s, combined with metal buttons, metal trimming and all the more sophisticated. Discover the season’s key pieces and add something different to your collections!

With Frank Rudolf, Key Account Manager North-Germany, Denmark, and a part of The Netherlands

3:00 pm – 3:25 pm

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[ECOCERT] Green Claims: how sustainable textile certifications could be a good tool to avoid greenwashing?
Most of European consumers take into account sustainability in their purchasing decision and many green claims are now used to promote the products without real clarity and may be sometimes misleading. We will take the opportunity during this Pitch to see how the certification could be a good tool to avoid greenwashing.

With Vincent DURET, Textile Business Unit Manager at ECOCERT GROUP

3:30 pm – 3:55 pm

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[CITEVE] Be@t: from Nature, in a Circular and Sustainable way, to People
The project be@t marks a new pace of change, enhancing the “Responsible Textiles from Portugal” brand in the international market. Its overall objective is the generation and consolidation of a truly innovative, sustainable and circular National Textile and Clothing Industry, by developing new textile products and materials that are traceable, of biological origin, renewable (including forest-derived materials, agro-industrial waste and alternative natural fibers) and with improved environmental credentials, without affecting their performance levels. Additionally, it pretends to develop advanced and sustainable production and finishing technologies and processes, and to explore innovative eco-design and eco-engineering approaches and new business models to ensure the circularity of all textile products generated in this structuring project. Finally, it aims to contribute to a culture of sustainability and responsible consumption by informing and involving consumers, textile chain actors, brands and other relevant stakeholders.

With António Braz Costa, General Manager

4:00 pm – 4:25 pm

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[RE&UP – SANKO] Revolutionising textile-to-textile recycling with RE&UP technologies 
Come and hear how RE&UP is enabling the fashion and textile industry to shift to circularity by reducing textile waste at scale. 

With Andreas Dorner, General Manager, RE&UP-A SANKO HOLDING COMPANY

Wednesday 7 February

10:30 am – 10:55 am

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[Fairly Made®] Brands, suppliers and traceability: how can we work better together?
A successful traceability project requires fluid communication between all the players in the fashion industry. To ensure greater transparency, collaboration between brands and factories is essential. Fairly Made® is dedicating a session to suppliers already integrated into its platform, to help them learn how to exploit the potential of its solution.

With Maël Sannie, Product Manager

11:00 am – 11:55 am

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[Heuritech] AI and Fashion: Fade or Fate
Heuritech offers AI-powered insights that leverage market & consumer data to quantify and predict what people wear for the largest apparel companies worldwide.
For what? To help fashion, luxury and sportswear companies produce only what market demands and reduce amount of unsold products.

With Julie Pont, Creative & Fashion Director

11:30 am – 11:55 am

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[Artistic Milliners] Sow, Grow, Sew: Weaving the change with Artmill’s sustainable initiatives
An introduction to Artmill and their environmentally responsible initiatives.

With Naima Barnes, Artmill – VP of Sales –  Woven Fabrics

12:00 pm – 12:25 pm

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[Kasturi Cotton] Kasturi Cotton, the mark of fine cotton from India!
‘Kasturi Cotton Bharat’ marks India’s foray in providing complete end-to-end traceability and transparency solutions using Blockchain technology across the cotton textile value chain to deliver softer, stronger and purer cotton. Kasturi Cotton conforms to global standards of quality with an assurance of its Indian origin.

With Siddhartha Rajagopal, Executive Director / Texprocil

12:30 pm – 12:55 pm

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[PaperTale] Traceability for Social Compliance & Social Good
Beyond the hype of blockchain technology, a system that envisions an industry built on a foundation of ethical principles encourages a culture of social and environmental responsibility and enables it to shape the future meaningfully.

With Bilal Bhatti, CEO

2:00 pm – 2:25 pm

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[PrimaLoft] PrimaLoft – Leading Sustainable Down-Alternative Insulation
PrimaLoft patented the first synthetic microfiber for apparel in the 1980’s and has since become the leading brand for high-performing sustainable down-alternative insulation. Learn why nearly 1.000 outdoor and fashion brands like adidas, Nike, Burberry, and Stone Island trust PrimaLoft.

With Leonardo Loro, Sales Leader Europe

2:30 pm – 2:55 pm

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[Mühlmeier] The future trends of bras, bust support & innovative bra cups
Anatomically adapted, innovative & eco optimized bra cups are the base for future bras and women’s outerwear. Combined with individual design options and the full focus on comfort are the current key of seamless bonded products and the definition of the future bust support. Next to the classic fields of lingerie, swim and sportswear, that are touched, bridal, evening and woman’s outer wear are in focus.

With Julian Muehlmeier, Product Management, Communications & Business Development

3:00 pm – 3:25 pm

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[CELYS™] The Sustainable Future of Polyester: CELYS™ Compostable Fibre
Global consumers demand a more sustainable future for fashion – fabrics and textiles that no longer pollute the environment with micro-plastics, and textile wastes are efficiently recycled to help with a closed-loop T2T circularity. See how CELYS™ compostable polyester makes this future possible.

With Helen Weng, Global Sales Director

3:30 pm – 3:55 pm

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[Birla Cellulose x Renewcell] Circular Solutions from Birla Cellulose & Renewcell
Next generation materials – Recycled viscose : Liva Reviva made with Circulose.

With Sucharu Uppal, Joint President – Brands and Retail, Birla Cellulose
Jenny Fredricsdotter, Circular Business Director, Renewcell

4:00 pm – 4:25 pm

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[Gruppo Mastrotto] Leather: the discovery of a circular, sustainable, long-lasting material
Gruppo Mastrotto presents how it is possible to enhance a by-product and create sustainable tanning and finishing processes, significantly contributing to a circular economy.

With Stefania Federigi, Area Sales Manager – Footwear & Leather Goods for France

4:30 pm – 4:55 pm

15-min pitch + 10-min Q&A session. In English 🇬🇧

[ISKO] Casual Line by ISKO – The ultimate premium experience
Come and hear about the latest collection of ISKO: Casual Line – A unique, versatile and innovative woven fabric collection that will inspire everything from everyday looks right through to luxury. Made with renewable resources and recycled materials, combining elegance with sustainability.

With Mirela Slowik, Category Lead

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