Linen Day Paris 2022

JUNE 9, 2022

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WELCOME TO THE LINEN PLANET !

The 1st Linen Day Paris. 
A day of immersion and gatherings to celebrate the virtuous, innovative and creative properties of European linen. A zero waste fibre, Made in Europe, which reveals an infinite creative potential, a true source of inspiration for creators and designers. 

Experts and major stakeholders will share their views on the fibre and linen, a material to think about tomorrow in order to leverage a change that is already underway, accelerate the sustainable transition in the fashion and lifestyle worlds and to open a dialogue with all the players within the textile industry. 

 Aimed at the European leaders of fashion, home decoration and lifestyle brands, but also at their spinning, weaving and knitting suppliers and opinion leaders.

PROGRAM

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Keynotes & Roundtables

3 Mazarium, 

75006 Paris 


 

The agenda
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8:15 a.m .
Welcome

9:00 am

OPENING 
Moderated by Fabrice Lundy, Business journalist, Radio Classique- Les Echos Le Parisien Group 

  •  Marie-Emmanuelle BELZUNG, Secretary General of CELC 
  •  Alain BARATON, Head Gardener at Domaine de Trianon – Château de Versailles 
  • Alexandre CAPPELLI, Deputy Director for the Environment for LVMH group 

 LINEN, A VERSATILE MATERIAL FOR INSPIRED DESIGNERS 

  •  Alexandra VAN HOUTTE, Founder of TAGWALK 

 LINEN, LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE 

  •  Ornella BIGNAMI, Founder of ELEMENTI MODA 
  •  Sabine LE CHATELIER SAUNIER, Design and Creation Consultant CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS IN THE POST-COVID WORLD 
  •  Mary Jane SHEA, Head of Innovation and CSR at IADS, International Association of Department Stores 
  •  Marine LEMAIRE, Global Client Partner META 

LINEN IS THE SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY OF TOMORROW 
Flax and linen in Europe, global leader in sustainable fibre production, are paving the way toward a virtuous and innovative economy for the future. Meet with an agro-creative sector, from the field to finished products, from local to global, through the viewpoint of experts and recent economic analyses. 

  • Philippe CHALMIN, Specialist in the raw materials market, Business journalist at BFM, Figaro, Le Monde 
  • Stéphane JEZEQUEL, Scientific Director ARVALIS, Institut du végétal 
  • Damien DURAND, Director of Economics at CELC  

11:00 a.m.
Break : 30'

11:30 a.m.

AN EXPANDING TEXTILE INDUSTRY 

  •  Alberto PACCANELLI, President of EURATEX 
  •  Dirk VANTYGHEM, Director General at EURATEX 
  •  Damien DURAND, Director of Economics at CELC 

ONE LAND, ONE EUROPEAN IDENTITY 
Hear from flax farmers, scutchers, a distributer, a spinner, a weaver, a composite reinforcement manufacturer 

  • Bart DEPOURCQ, Scutcher and Chair of CELC 
  • Bertrand GOMART, Flax farmer 
  • Pascal PREVOST, Flax farmer and scutcher, Chair of promotion at CELC 
  • Valentin DEPESTELE, Scutcher and composite reinforcement manufacturer, Depestele Group 
  • Olivier GUILLAUME, Spinner, CEO of Safilin 
  • Stefano ALBINI, Weaver, CEO of Cotonificio Albini 
  • Alex VANNESTE, Distributer, CEO of Jos Vanneste 

LINEN MEANS IMAGINATION 
Premier screening of the film MANIFESTE DU LIN 2022 « Le Lin en Mouvement »  

12:35 
Cocktail lunch


LINEN, THE SPRIT THE TIMES 
Moderated by Eve Chegaray, Journalist and Moderator 

As CSR pioneer, flax and linen are at the forefront of today’s new aspirations: new consumer expectations, brand commitments to sustainability, evolving international regulations. By shining a spotlight on the urgent need for change, the global pandemic accelerated transformation toward a new world. 

  •  Stefano BROWN Sustainable Development Manager for Loro Piana 
  •  Alice SOLDANO, Head of Solbiati collections for Loro Piana LINEN COMMITMENTS, FROM CERTIFICATIONS TO ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINTS 
  •  Julie PARISET, Director for CSR and Innovation at CELC Baptiste CARRERE PRADAL Coordinator for the technical secretariat, PEF Apparel & Footwear 
  • Julie VENARD, Project Manager for traceability and certification at CELC 
  •  Marie DEMAEGDT, Director for Textiles & CSR 

 A CONVERSATION WITH MARC’O POLO, A BRAND THAT CAPITALIZES ON ITS MASTER OF LINEN CERTIFICATE 

  • Simone SOMMER, Division Head for Sustainable Materials & Innovation at MARC O’POLO INTERNATIONAL GMBH 
  • Chantal MALINGREY, Director for Marketing & Communication at CELC 

LINEN MEANS FINE LIVING 
As a versatile material for inspired and committed designers, linen is at the heart of artistic imagination. The irregularities of linen make it unique, creating a powerful identity, both noble and modern, and adaptable to multiple uses. 

 FLAX, A FIBRE WITH REMARKABLE TECHNICAL PROPERTIES 

  •  Elizabeth DUCOTTET, CEO of THUASNE group 
  • Pierre POMIERS, CEO of NOTOX Hervé MUNCK, Founder and CEO of ARKETEX 

 LINEN, SOURCE OF INSPIRATION IN THE FASHION WORLD 
 Round table moderated by Pascal GAUTRAND, Expert in the fashion and textile sector with Made in Town 

  •  Désolina SUTER, Fashion Director at PREMIERE VISION 
  •  Guillaume GIBAULT, CEO of LE SLIP FRANÇAIS 

LINEN, SOURCE OF CREATIVITY IN THE WORLD OF DECORATION AND LIFESTYLE 
Round table moderated by Pierre LÉONFORTE, Journalist, author, consultant, Échos-Série Limitée, Beaux-Arts Magazine. Co-founder and editorial adviser for City Guides Louis Vuitton.  

Special Guest: Jean Philippe NUEL, International Architect and Designer CEO of Studio Jean Philippe Nuel Paris – New York 

  • Pierre BONNEFILLE French Artist, painter, designer and master of art 
  • Sarah HENRY, Director General, LA MANUFACTURE COGOLIN  

4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
Networking Cocktail

ABOUT CELC

France, Belgium, and the Netherlands account for 80% of production! It is the only European agro-industrial organisation to bring together and organise all stages of flax and hemp production and processing, encompassing 10,000 companies in 14 European countries; CELC is the leader of a sector of excellence within a globalised context. Its mission is grounded in the innovative and environmentally friendly qualities of its fibres, which are guaranteed by the traceability certificates EUROPEAN FLAX® and MASTERS OF LINEN® and promoted among professionals and consumers through the I LOVE LINEN marketing campaign.

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