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Julie Lietaer

Entrepreneur in Residence

CEO of European Spinning Group and founder of Ariadne Innovation, Julie advocates for a more sustainable textile industry

After gaining several years of business experience at Arthur D Little and Barco, Julie Lietaer set up her own company, Ariadne Innovation, which offers digital solutions to help fashion and textile organisations become more sustainable. She is also CEO of her family’s business, European Spinning Group – an active member of the textile industry.

Julie is an ambassador for sustainable textiles and a member of various boards and networks. She is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Vlerick Entrepreneurship Academy.

Who am I?

  • Member of iGMO at Vlerick Business School
  • Masters in Financial Management at Vlerick Business School
  • Master in Commercial Engineering at KU Leuven

My expertise



Sustainable textiles and fashion

Innovation in textiles

Business model and ecosystem innovation

Circular economy

Personal development in family business

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