The BALI Chair releases its 2020-2023 Action Plan INNOVATING TO ACCELERATE THE TRANSITION OF THE TEXTILE SECTOR

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The BALI (Biarritz Lifestyle Active Industry)Chair is a teaching and research programme applied to the fashion and textile industry, whose objective is to support its players in the technological and usage disruptions to come.

Through its work, the Chair helps brands and companies to innovate in order to implement their CSR, eco-design, circularity and relocation of their industrial activities.

Tomorrow's fashion is being built today

The programme's three main lines of work, forged on common convictions, thus carry a strong ambition for the textile sector:

  • FOR CIRCULAR FASHION: Reinventing the manufacturing models of materials and clothing to meet the new regulatory constraints of the law against waste and for the circular economy.
  • FOR AN AGILE, REASONED AND APPROACHABLE MODE: Produce differently, on demand, locally and in an automated way, to develop Made in France.
  • FOR MORE TRANSPARENCY: Controlling your supply chain from A to Z to better inform an informed and committed consumer.
Innovation in the textile sector

We initiated this process three years ago with the members of the BALI Chair, aware that the environmental and technological shift in textiles requires a collective approach, based on academic research and industrial innovation.

 

Today we are proud to present our action plan to implement these transitions and contribute to inventing the fashion of tomorrow: reasoned and close.

 

This roadmap sets clear objectives for the Chair's actors, who are committed to a unique cooperation for the next 3 years.

Chloé Salmon-Legagneur

Head of the BALI Chair

Belharra at the heart of the textile industry's reflections for more transparency

Belharra, as the publisher of a supply chain management solution for the fashion and luxury sector, with e-SCM, has been involved for three years as a founding member of the BALI Chair.

Our ambition is to accompany the shift towards a more responsible industry. Participating in the work of the BALI Chair helps us to anticipate trends related to the sector's concerns and allows us to compare our experiences in a collective innovation dynamic.

We have therefore integrated the BALI Chair's Line of Reflection 3: "For more transparency" with the implementation of :

  • of a thesis " TOWARDS TOTAL TRACEABILITY OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN
  • Facilitation of the "INCREASED TRACEABILITY FOR MORE TRANSPARENCY"working group.

Industry players who have taken a lead in traceability will win the race for the trust of consumers, who are increasingly well informed and demanding. We have anticipated this transition by actively participating for the past four years in the discussions and work initiated by the BALI Chair. This collective approach allows us to co-construct the path of innovation and to share our contributions with the entire industry.

Patrick Bourg

Director of Operations at Belharra

The BALI Chair programme is based on 5 theses and 4 working groups to innovate and accelerate the transition of the sector.

Bali Chair 2020 2023 programme