Julia Company, Director General of IVACE, León Grau, President of AITEX, Vicente Blanes, Director General of AITEX and Pepe Serna, President of ATEVAL, awarded the prizes in the Second AITEX Business Awards in two categories: innovation and sustainability.
AITEX conducted the Second “AITEX Business Awards” with the aim of promoting, recognising and publicising the most exciting projects and initiatives by textile companies from all over Spain.
More than 21 companies presented their projects this time around, in the categories of Innovation and Sustainability. AITEX awarded a total of 30,000 euros: a first prize of 10,000 euros and a second prize of 5,000 in each category.
The winners of the AITEX 2019 Business Awards are:
- Cotoblau S.A.: First prize for Sustainability
The project consists of the application of a component called CO2pure that absorbs and eliminates excess CO2 in textile products.
- Manuel Revert y Cia S.A.: First prize for Innovation.
The LASER ON FABRIC project has developed a laser treatment, applicable to a range of fabrics, to create exciting new visual effects.
- Naturtex S.L.: Second prize for Innovation.
The project employs unusual materials such as steel and copper in new commercial textile structures.
- Coba Complements: Second prize for Sustainability.
The project uses textile waste to manufacture fashion accessories such as bags, shoulder bags and purses.