Webinar: Collaboration in Circular Textiles and Apparel Sector between Turkey and the Netherlands

09 juni
9 juni 2022
13:00 tot 16:30


So much to talk about, let's have a kickoff for Turkish-Dutch collaboration in Circular Textiles on June 9th, 2022, 13:00 – 16:30 (CET), 14:00 – 17:30 (TRT), representatives of Governments of Turkey and the Netherlands, together with colleagues from trade and industry associations MODINT, İHKİB and IAF will discuss Turkish - Netherlands future collaborations in Circular Textiles. We will cover:

  • The EU GreenDeal and the Textile Sector, the Turkish Green Deal Action Plan;
  • Developing Innovation Capacity and sectoral collaboration in the context of the EPR and waste management, policies on Textile Waste and the Circular Economy;
  • Developing Turkey’s recycling and sorting capacity;
  • Key existing Dutch Turkish projects as best practices we can build upon.

Full Program
1. Opening Session (14:00-14:30 TRT / 13:00-13:30 CET)
   Welcome Speech 
   Mustafa GÜLTEPE, President of the Ready-to-Wear Clothing and Apparel Exporters' Association (İHKİB) 

Keynote Speeches 

  • Mustafa Tuzcu, TR Vice Minister of Trade (video message)
  • Vivianne Heijnen, NL Minister for the Environment (video message)

2. Green Deal and the Textile Sector (14:30-15:00 TRT / 13:30-14:00 CET)

  • European Green Deal and presentation main findings of report on “Defining Circularity of the Turkish Textile Industry Report” Helene Rekkers, Economic Counsellor, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands 
  • Turkish Green Deal Action Plan and work related to the European Green Deal Bahar GÜÇLÜ, Deputy Director General, TR Ministry of Trade  

3. Developing Innovation Capacity and sectoral collaboration in the context of the EPR and waste management (15:00-15:30 TRT / 14:00-14:30 CET)

  • Opportunity and challenges, Perspectives for Circularity in Textiles from the Extended Producer Resposibility, Peter Koppert, Innovation and Sustainability Manager, MODINT 
  • Towards a More Sustainable Turkish Apparel Industry, Jale Tunçel, Vice President IHKIB 

4. Policies on Textile Waste and the Circular Economy (15:30-16:00 TRT / 14:30-15:00 CET)

  • Sadiye Bilgic Karabulut, Head of Zero Waste & Waste Treatment Department, TR Ministry of Environment, Infrastructure and Climate Change 
  • Arnoud Passenier, Strategic advisor Circular Economy, NL Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management 

5. Developing Türkiye’s recycling and sorting capacity, determining urgent needs and seeking for areas of cooperation by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eren Öner
    (Uşak University – Faculty of Engineering – Department of Textile Engineering) (16:00-16:15 TRT / 15:00-15:15 CET)

6. Presentation of some of the key existing NL-TR cooperation as best practices (16:15-17:15 TRT / 15:15-16:15 CET)

  • Suleyman Kocasert (shareholder of SaXcell BV and owner of Modeko in Denizli/Turkey) will represent SaXcell BV
  • Jaap Rijnsdorp will represent Schijvens and speak together with Zafer Kaplan of Gama Recycle  AS.
  • Hans Bon of Wieland Textiles will be talking about Textiles2Textiles together with Romain Narcy of Ereks-Blue Matters
  • Kipaş Holding working with PVH Corp. is to be confirmed.

More to come…

7. Closing remarks (17:15-17:30 TRT / 16:15-16:30 CET)

  • Jale Tunçel, Vice President IHKIB 
  • Peter Koppert, MODINT

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