Solutions for a more sustainable textiles & fashion industry.

Inform, inspire & connect.

Ariadne believes that the future of the textile & fashion industry focuses on 3 pillars:


Each pillar is associated with social and individual challenges.
By means of a close and open cooperation and by offering the right digital technologies Ariadne wants to support you to make this shift possible.

Origin of the name comes from the Greek methodology. As in the mythology, Ariadne offers innovative solutions, maybe even textile products to navigate your way out of the labyrinth of sustainable solutions. You can count on Ariadne's expertise, creativity and dedication for this.

Ariadne wants to inform, inspire and connect you on your way to a more sustainable textile & textiles industry.

To help you find solutions for your sustainability challenges in textiles & fashion

there is Ellie.

Ellie is your digital companion who will listen to your needs and challenges, in order to find the most appropriate digital solution.

Today, she offers you Ellie.Connect, online ecosystem where you can connect and interact with others in the world of sustainable textiles & fashion.

Ellie also provides you with the Ellie.Boutique as part of marketing tools to bring your products to the market.

And with Ellie.Create, she offers you the one-on-one support of the Ariadne Team to find the connections and solutions you've been searching for your sustainability journey. 

If your challenge still can't be solved, Ellie will look for a way to help you.

Whether it is as a chatbot, a question bar, an interactive voice, a virtual assistant, an expert...

No matter in which form, Ellie will support you along your way.

We are Ellie.

Julie Lietaer

Founder of Ariadne Innovation. Co-Ceo European Spinning Group. Ambassador for sustainable textiles. Julie is a Commercial Engineer by education, and holds a Master's degree in Financial Management from Vlerick Business School. She has several years of experience as a business consultant at Arthur D Little, and business analyst at Barco. Julie's expertise lies in knowledge of fibers and sustainable yarns, as well as in circular product development project.

Florence Lootens

Florence is responsible for operations & Business Development at Ariadne Innovation. Florence holds a master's degree in business economics, with an extended master program in finance at CUF, Beijing. Florence’s experience lies in fashion for retail markets and working in and with innovative businesses. She has a major interest in new digital tools and technologies. She joined ESG as a business analyst and has been an active contributor to the #hackyourjeans eco-system and corresponding projects from the start.