3rd networking workshop in Thessaloniki

On May 3rd, 2023 Gnosi Anaptixiaki NGO hosted the 3rd networking workshop entitled “Sustainability in Fashion”. The workshop was attended by business representatives of the clothing and textile sector, who had the opportunity to enhance their knowledge on issues related to the sustainability in fashion industry and attend the presentation of two case studies of businesses that introduced sustainable practices in their manufacturing processes.

The event was opened by Mr. Prodromos Vadratsikas, Project Manager at Gnosi Anaptixiaki NGO, who welcomed the participants and made a brief description of the CREATIVE HUB project and the content of the workshop.

Following the opening speech, Mr. Andreas Kalantzis, Country Manager at OETI – Institute for Ecology, Technology and Innovation presented the basic principles that describe the term “sustainability” in the fashion sector and introduced significant information regarding the sustainability certification and labelling in fashion products.

Next, Ms. Maria Karampa, Sustainability & Sourcing Manager at Athos Pallas P.C. presented their case study regarding the production of sustainable and traceable cotton and the introduction of innovative services in their production chain, that maintain sustainability and quality during their manufacturing process.

Lastly, Mr. Spiros Hortis, General Manager at Cotton Fashion S.A. made a presentation of the company’s current practices regarding the use of Greek cotton for the manufacturing of knitwear within the South-East region of Europe.

The workshop was completed by a discussion session where the participants had the opportunity to express their queries on the presented issues and further enhance the obtained knowledge.

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