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ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award

 
 

ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award


The ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award was created by CEMATEX to recognise the collaborative efforts by the global textile industry to advance business sustainability through innovative solutions, and promote outstanding research related to the industry.

The Award comprises two categories: an Industry Excellence Award for textile and garment manufacturers; and a Research & Innovation Excellence Award, open to Master’s degree students.


Industry Excellence Award

The award recognises textile and garment manufacturers who have leveraged on technological innovations to advance business sustainability that benefit people, planet and profit.

ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award was held in conjunction with ITMA 2019. Candiani SpA received the ITMA Industry Excellence Award. Its innovative product, Candiani Re-Gen is a ‘circular denim’ fabric created from regenerated and recycled raw materials. The other finalists were Levi Strauss & Co and Lee. 

Winner

Candiani SpA
Nominated by: Lenzing AG
Innovation: Candiani Re-Gen: Creating Circular Denim

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Nominated for the award by ITMA 2019 exhibitor Lenzing Ag, Candiani SpA received the trophy from CEMATEX president Mr Fritz P. Mayer, at a presentation ceremony. 


Finalists

Levi Strauss & CO
Nominated by: Jeanologia S.L
Innovation: FLX Customization Studio

Lee
Nominated by: Tonello S.R.L.
Innovation: All-in-One System

Judges

Research & Innovation Excellence Award – Master's

The Award recognises outstanding achievements in textile and garment related post-graduate research. The ITMA Research & Innovation (R&I) Excellence Award for Master’s students of R&I Pavilion exhibiting institutions is won by Mathias Zidda, Institut Für Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen University for his thesis: Development of a gear driven 3D rotational braiding machine and its control concept.

Winner

Mathias Zidda
Nominated by: Institut Für Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen University
Thesis: Development of a gear driven 3D rotational braiding machine and its control concept

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Mathias Zidda is winner of  ITMA Research & Innovation (R&I) Excellence Award for Master’s for his thesis: Development of a gear driven 3D rotational braiding machine and its control concept. 


First runner up:

Sarika Sunil Borikar
Nominated by: D.K.T.E. Society’s Textile & Engineering Institute
Thesis: Sanitary Napkin: A Greener Approach

Second runner up:
Pamela Massaccesi
Nominated by: Universidad De Buenos Aires
Thesis: TUTTI – Reusable Food Wrapping

Judges