ACTE is the European Textile Collectivities Association established in 1991 to suit the opportunities of the new European paradigm of production and consumption. Specifically, ACTE negotiates with European institutions about industrial and commercial policies in TCL Industry as well as it promotes policies to improve the competitiveness of the sector (especially boosting creativity, innovation, professional exchanges and workshops). Finally, the network assists members in the transition to production models based on innovation and knowledge taking advantage of its huge territorial dimension that garantee the visibility of all its members: more than 100 in 2014!.
Lectra is the N°1 worldwide in integrated technology solutions for industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles, and composite materials. It accelerates and optimizes product design, development, and manufacturing processes for the fashion, automotive and furniture markets as well as a broad array of others such as aeronautics, marine and wind power.
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International relations of the City of Lodz
Technical coordinator of ACTE- Poland, Polish Presidency to the European Association of Textile Communities, which is a network of cities, aiming at development based on textile industry tradition (www.acte.net).
revealingly Future in Fashion Foundation
The long term mission of Future in Fashion Foundation is strengthening the role of Polish fashion on a national and international level.