ITMA 2015 Sustainable Innovation Award Winners

ITMA 2015 is over. Many latest development in textile and apparel machines in different processes are displayed in this exhibition.

ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award was part of this exhibition. The winners were announced on 12 November at the ITMA 2015 Gala Dinner in Milan.

Industry Excellence Award

A recognition to textile and garment manufacturers who have leveraged on technological innovations to advance business sustainability that benefit people, planet and profit.
Winner: Levi Strauss & Co.
Innovation: NoStone® by Tonello

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Research & Innovation Excellence Award

An acknowledgement of outstanding achievements in textile and garment related post-graduate research.
Winner: Jan Vincent Jordan
Master's Thesis: Development and assembly of a test bench for the analysis of magnetic weft insertion
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Here is the 4 finalist of the ITMA 2015 Sustainable Innovation Awards in two categories - Industry excellence award and Research & Innovation Excellence Award.

Industry excellence award
1. Berto Industria Tessile SRL (Innovation: Matex® Eco Applicator by Monforts matex_eco_applicator)
2. Gebrüder Otto GmbH & Co. KG (Innovation: spinitsystems® by Mayer & Cie)

Research & Innovation Excellence Award.
1. Jenifer Schneidereit (Master's Thesis: Sustainable Water Use in Textile Wet Processing)
2. Moniruddoza Ashir ( Master's Thesis: Development of hybrid woven structures for lightweight applications)

PS: Next ITMA 2019 will be held on 20-26 June at Barcelona, Spain

Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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