Biobased alternative materials in textile

While the world is rapidly heading towards a circular economy, the bioeconomy is gaining traction. This Community develops activities and products using alternative biobased materials in the textile industry. The subject is transdisciplinary and includes various levels of understanding: culture, material innovation, industrial manufacturing processes, inter-industry symbiosis, design practices, impact analysis, B2B relationships, consumer attitudes. To cover these levels, four key activities are planned:

  • Educational project with Ananas Anam company, (maker of Pinatex® – an innovative natural textile made from waste pineapple leaf fibre): 10 weeks to develop a product proposition with a team of students in design, management and engineering;
  • Interdisciplinary research seminar with researchers, professionals and students to aimed to build an industry-oriented research community;
  • Prospection for exchange or double degree opportunities between the Master in Fashion & materials of Université PSL and other EELISA members;
  • Prospection for the development of a one-week course.

What are the key goals of your EELISA Community for 2022?

interdisciplinarity; disruptive design methods; creative innovation; collaborative research; research by practice.


What kind of Community Engagement are you looking for?

research projects; training needs, facilities for experimentation; connected manufacturer laboratories.


What kind of people/stakeholders are you looking for?

science and engineering students; scholars; designers; professional partners.


What (type of) activities are you offering to Community participants? Please name up to 5 keywords.

educational interdisciplinary project; research; double degree.




EELISA Community member institutions & members‘ names:

Depeyre Colette, Université Paris-Dauphine – PSL (EnaMoMa) Richter Darja, Ecole des arts décoratifs & Université PSL (EnaMoMa) Wilhelm Pascaline, Université PSL (EnaMoMa) Dalmasso Cédric, Mines Paristech – PSL.


Further links: (Master in Fashion & materials of Université PSL).