During our Exectly for Women event on Thursday, 13 October 2022, we were honored to have Julie Lietaer, CEO of European Spinning Group as guest speaker. The event took place at MoMu in Antwerp.

Our guests had the privilege of exploring “MIRROR MIRROR - Fashion & the psyche” a joint exhibition by MoMu and Museum Dr. Guislain in Ghent, which examines the connection between fashion, psychology, self-image and identity.

Julie is CEO and third generation of her family business European Spinning Group and since 2020 start-up entrepreneur of Ariadne Innovation. Julie is a Commercial Engineer from KU Leuven and holds a master’s degree in Financial Management from Vlerick Business School. She has several years of experience as a business consultant at Arthur D Little, and business analyst at Barco.

She is active as a board member of the Belgian textile federation Fedustria, VOKA West-Vlaanderen and various educational institutes in Belgium. She is a strong ambassador for sustainability and circular production in the world of textiles with a passion for linking creativity with technology.

European Spinning Group is a third-generation family-owned textile group with over 100 employees, located in Flanders.  

A high level of specialization, strong partnership focus, innovation drive and an organization built on strong values have enabled them to conquer a vast market covering Europe, North and South America, Africa and extending to Asia and Australia.

In 2020, she launched her own digital start-up Ariadne Innovation to bring together a diversified local ecosystem to tackle the problem of sustainability in her industry. Inspiration, information and connection are the drivers behind Ariadne, driven by new technology.

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