The Jury

Measure of Caires

Passionate about innovation for good and the world of startups, Léa specializes in coaching impact startups. In charge of Look Forward, Showroomprivé's free coaching program, she follows about fifteen committed entrepreneurs every year


An economist by training (Paris Dauphine) and a graduate of the Collège des Hautes Etudes de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable (Centrale/Agro Paris Tech), Thomas has extensive experience in the reflection and implementation of strategic sustainable approaches, which he acquired in his capacity as Director of Sustainable Development at Vinci, PPR and SFR.

He also created the SFR Foundation for Equal Opportunity, of which he was the first administrator and one of the co-founders and administrators of the Collège des Directeurs du Développement Durable. Finally, he has entrepreneurial experience, having founded his own firm Imagin'able in 2008, which focuses on positive innovation strategies and approaches. In 2021, Thomas joins Frédéric Rodriguez to join the R3 Group - an ecosystem of independent entities with complementary expertise to bridge the gap between economy and ecology. It is at this moment that Imagin/able becomes R3 Imagin/able, within the R3 Group.


Claire Vasile is head of Entrepreneurs for Good at KissKissBank. She detects, trains and supports entrepreneurs proposing a new impact product in their crowdfunding campaign. Claire has accompanied hundreds of innovative projects in incubators, with a 360° expertise on the entrepreneurial process


Pierre Schmidtgall is co-founder and investment director of, the leading social and environmental impact investment platform in Europe. He has 7 years of experience in financing and supporting responsible companies and sits on many boards of startups and SMEs, particularly in the textile sector. Pierre is a graduate of Edhec and the University of Mannheim.


Julie is a senior consultant at UTOPIES, an independent consulting agency specializing in sustainable development strategies. For several years, she has been helping the textile industry transform itself.


He graduated from the University of Artois in 1981 with a degree in civil engineering and began his career as a project manager in a building and public works company. In 1983, he joined the French Agency for Energy Management (AFME). In 1992, whenADEME was created, he became head of the Development, Buildings and Transport unit within the Nord-Pas de Calais Regional Directorate. He was appointed Regional Director of ADEME Nord-Pas de Calais on July 17, 1998 and then appointed Regional Director of ADEME Hauts-de-France on January 1, 2016.

de Schryver

Niki de Schryver, founder of COSH! is incredibly motivated to accelerate the transition to a more eco-friendly, circular and ethical fashion industry by empowering consumers, brands as well as local boutiques through her COSH! platform. Niki has 15 years of experience in production and strategic consulting for luxury fashion brands (such as Bruno Pieters Antwerp and NEHERA Prague). She created the first 100% transparent company Honest by bruno Pieters in 2010. She then guided several companies in their digital transformation and gained experience in e-commerce.

Two powerful foundations, on which she built COSH! Small, local SMEs and fashion entrepreneurs are increasingly overshadowed by the false sustainability claims of large fashion retailers. The COSH! online platform makes conscious shopping easier for consumers while providing visibility to genuine local and sustainable boutiques. On COSH! consumers can easily find sustainable fashion items that fit their style and budget in eco-friendly stores. COSH! vets brands with precision and has a thorough methodology for selecting fair trade and circular brands. The platform recently received the European DigiCirc award and funding for its new sustainability algorithm for local stores.


Maximilien Schrub is a PhD in Process Engineering and his work focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to garment life prediction. He joined the Fairly Made team in 2021 as Methodology Manager. Fairly Made is a hyper-growth green tech startup created to improve the impact of the textile industry, enabling fashion brands to measure the environmental and social impact of their products in order to find more responsible solutions.


Economic development manager forUITH, Christelle PERZ is a graduate of the French Institute of Fashion. Initially a product manager for luxury ready-to-wear brands, her career path then led her to work for the French textile-clothing industry, joining the UITH in 2020, working since then on the development and promotion of the textile and clothing industry in the Hauts-de-France region.


Malika BOHEM, has been working at the European Metropolis of Lille since 2014 within the economic development pole where she was in charge of the economic strategies, SSE and employment department for 4 years. For the past 2 years, she has been working with the Deputy Director General on the definition of public policy support axes in favor of new economic models, in particular the circular economy. Previously, she managed the development of the SSE within the city of Lille for 4 years.


Stéphane Castelein, an economist at the European Metropolis of Lille, at the Economic Development and Employment Pole, has been in charge of innovation support files in the textile and materials sectors for 16 years.


Regional Councillor in charge of the Circular Economy, Hauts-de-France Region Deputy Mayor of Valenciennes "The Circular Economy is a key objective of the transition to a new economic model that reconciles economic and environmental issues.


Elisa Yavchitz directs Les Canaux, an association that supports an economy committed to the environment and solidarity and assists citizens, companies and local authorities in implementing projects in favor of the social and solidarity economy, the circular economy, territorial development and social innovation. In particular, the association has developed the ESS 2024 platform to enable SSE companies to win contracts related to the Olympic and Paralympic Games with Paris 2024. Previously, she worked at the World Health Organization, the Ministry of Health, and spent 12 years advising organizations on change management. She was also the economic advisor to the Mayor of Paris.


Trained in Innovation Management, passionate about the world of "Made in France" consumer goods and after more than 20 years of experience in marketing strategy and innovation management, Hélène joined Refashion to work with the eco-organization to meet the environmental challenges that make the issues of the Textile Sector even more exciting today. The environmental impact of the Textile Sector is today undeniable. Within the framework of the missions Refashion, it is by the sensitizing, the formation, the accompaniment of the actors of the Branch that will be able to be drawn the new diagram of a Textile and Shoes economy 100% circular. Ecodesign, responsible consumption, recycling innovation and much more are the pillars to build the bases of a new sustainable Sector.


Ludovic GROUSSET is Deputy Director General in charge of Economic Development and Employment at the European Metropolis of Lille. He has worked for 20 years in the field of economic development and attractiveness in various local authorities as well as in France Urbaine, the association representing the major French inter-municipalities, of which MEL is an active member. "The circular economy is an essential lever for moving our economy towards more sober and virtuous models, its development is a strategic priority for MEL."

Jury for the selection of finalists

The members of the pre-selection jury will carefully analyze the applications to choose the finalists of the European Circular Fashion Awards - 2nd edition.


Co-founder & CEO of CrushON, the circular fashion platform, and the President of the Circular Fashion Federation. In parallel to his commitment to circular fashion, Maxime teaches growth marketing and impact strategies at ESSEC Business School, CentraleSupélec and Sciences Po Paris. Before launching CrushON, Maxime worked for the World Bank in Washington as a tax policy consultant.


Annick Jehanne has held product and marketing management positions in major fashion groups for the past 30 years, before creating a distance learning fashion company. She co-pilots the Fashion Green Hub association created in 2015 (350 fashion and textile companies involved) and its two Third-Party Places PLATEAU FERTILE in Roubaix and Paris. She divides her time between Paris, Roubaix and Saint Etienne.


Pascal Denizart joined the European Center for Innovative Textiles (CETI) in June 2014. He has more than 40 years of experience in the Textile, Fashion, Retail and Luxury sector and associated business processes (Spinning, nonwovens, weaving, knitting, finishing and garment making). Capitalizing on his experience as a textile engineer, he previously worked for the Institut Français du Textile et de l'Habillement (IFTH), the French textile and clothing institute...

where he was head of marketing and business development, implementing enterprise solutions to accelerate innovation in the field of advanced textiles. He was also a member of the AGILE corporate team (ORACLE), and of the LECTRA management team leading the PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) business unit. Pascal Denizart was also Associate Professor at the University of Strasbourg, teaching Environmental Marketing and Product Development methodologies.


Anne Perwuelz is co-founder of the Tex&Care Chair and a specialist in the surface thermodynamics of polymers and fibers in textile environments. For 15 years, she has been involved in a transversal research axis on sustainable textiles within the GEMTEX laboratory. In this context, she has participated in many regional and international collaborative projects,

She has supervised 10 doctoral theses focused on reducing the environmental impact of the textile industry and has written some thirty scientific articles. She is also a University Professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles.


Jeanne Meillier is specialized in the circular economy and the promotion of local natural fibers in Hauts de France. She has a master's degree in management and a background in textiles. She has a very good vision of the textile industry, thanks to her experience as marketing manager of a fiber brand (Meryl Fiber), as product manager in the textile and clothing sector (Chargeurs), and as a network coordinator within the CLUBTEX technical textiles club. She is now in charge of business at Euramaterials


François Humbert joinedADEME in 2018 after 10 years of experience in Extended Producer Responsibility consulting. He is a circular economy engineer, specializing in channels & material recovery.


Isabelle Robert, co-founder of the Tex&Care Chair, is a Senior Lecturer in Management Sciences at the IAE LUSM, University of Lille and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris I - Panthéon - Sorbonne. After structuring her research activities around two axes: responsible consumption and the social responsibility of organizations, her work today focuses on sustainable business models and their ecosystems, mainly in the textile and food sectors.


Michiel Scheffer, who comes from a family of textile entrepreneurs, became interested in this sector during his geography studies. His doctoral thesis dealt with the relocation of the textile/clothing sector in four European countries, including France. From 1991 to 2000, he worked for the Dutch Federation of Clothing Industries, which he represented at EURATEX. He is also a lecturer at fashion schools in Amsterdam (AMFI), Paris (IFM) and later a professor in textile economics and management in Saxion (NL).

He founded his own consulting firm in 2000 and until 2015 set up consortia of companies, researchers and regions in the textile sector. Elected Regional Councillor and later Vice President of the Region of Gelderland, he applies his learning to regional economic policy, also at the European Committee of the Regions. Resuming his consulting activity in 2019, he sets up a sustainable textile program at Wageningen University.


Philippe Suisse is in charge of the "circular economy" project within the Third Industrial Revolution Department of the Hauts-de-France Region. A chemist by training, his various scientific and technical professional experiences in the public (University of Lille) and private (Séché Environnement, Schneider Electric) sectors have led him to take an interest in research issues, particularly in the field of materials. He has been working for several years on innovation issues related to the life cycle of materials and sustainable production and for the last two years on the issue of the circular economy of plastics.


Catherine Dauriac is President of the NGO Fashion Revolution France, a textile expert, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Hummade dedicated to Free Fashion and recently author of the book "Fashion" published on April 14 by Tana in the collection Fake or Not. Her work embraces all issues related to the textile industry, from workers' rights to a living wage to innovations that will allow the textile industry to progress for more transparency, traceability, social and environmental justice.


Stéphane Castelein, an economist at the European Metropolis of Lille, at the Economic Development and Employment Pole, has been in charge of innovation support files in the textile and materials sectors for 16 years.


Nolwenn Touboulic is in charge of textiles atADEME, particularly in terms of recycling and eco-design. She is involved at the national level, particularly in supporting innovation, in studies of sectors, and in partnerships with stakeholders, in conjunction with the various ADEME teams (communication, consumption, bioeconomy, EPR sectors, etc.), to reduce the environmental and social impacts of the textile industry. It is also involved in the recycling of paper/cardboard and wood.


Christelle Demaretz is in charge of the "Circular Economy" project within the Third Industrial Revolution Department of the Hauts-de-France Region. For more than 10 years, she has been interested in eco-design, life cycle thinking, and new economic models. She has been working for almost 2 years on the transition to a circular economy in the textile and clothing industry. Before joining the Hauts-de-France Region, she carried out various missions as a project manager in different organizations such as Cd2e, Aéroport de Paris, Renault or the CNRS.


Malika BOHEM, has been working at the European Metropolis of Lille since 2014 within the economic development pole where she was in charge of the economic strategies, SSE and employment department for 4 years. For the past 2 years, she has been working with the Deputy Director General on the definition of public policy support axes in favor of new economic models, in particular the circular economy. Previously, she managed the development of the SSE within the city of Lille for 4 years.


Adèle Routhiau is a textile engineer and responsible for eco-design at the eco-organization Refashion. In September 2020, she launched the Eco design platform, a free resource center accessible to all to help textile and footwear brands meet the challenge of eco-design. Every month, it runs "Eco-design meetings", awareness-raising webinars and support workshops for players in the sector.


Victoire Satto is co-founder of The Good Goods, the first media and agency dedicated to responsible fashion. She is also the host of the podcast ON(WARD) FASHION

De Muelenaere

Guy De Muelenaere is representative of the Walloon wing of Fedustria, the Belgian federation of the textile, wood and furniture industry. With a degree in Public and International Affairs, his areas of specialization within the federation and in the service of companies were initially those of the environment and energy, and have gradually expanded to include other matters within the scope of regional policy.

Mr. De Muelenaere is a director in a number of associations related to the sectors' activities and is present in various employer bodies. In his activities, he pays special attention to the transition of companies to a circular economy.