We believe in the balance through equity and quality, because we think that quality goes over quantity and that equity goes beyond equality. A method of systemic and culturally engaged approach. From yesterday to present, we are happy to follow our values with imperfection & involvement.
We commit to strike the balance of sustainability and business, of physical and digital and of local and global.
We also agree to carefully select and to neatly audit projects and suppliers, we are collaborating.
We will exclusively work on ethical and meaningful projects avoiding as much as possible the waste and useless transportation, and promoting equity through work conditions and culture. That’s why we passed the certification for fashion and sustainability : understanding luxury fashion in a changing world by London college of fashion & Kering, as well as we are trained Bleaders from Blab™ France. Finally our founder is involved in projects for UN by UNEP (United Nation Environment Programme) as an observer and The waves of changes as a volunteer speaker.
We call ourselves a cultural broker, as a sign up to be your intermediary and put our experience to assist our customers and partners in building communities and sustainable networks. Thus, we are member of Trend Atelier community as visionary member, en mode climat, Impact France & seaweed coalition
We are the first generation to really understand how humans are causing irrevocable damage to the planet, this can feel like an overwhelming responsibility in business and finding ways to support sustainability could be intricate. Although we cannot accurately predict the future, we can shape it through our values and actions.
” Every element of fashion comes from nature and fashion is a compelling component of contemporary culture. But how much do we actually know about what we are saying through the clothes that we wear? “
Dilys Williams. Sustainable fashion director UAL, London
“In order to position a company for an exponential future, leaders must adopt three orientations: look beyond, look around, and look within.”
“Design is how it works, sourcing is how fabric falls, both are intimately linked to body so to nature”
Aude Penouty is a fashion expert & a cultural broker with more than 15 years experience as a fashion designer. She has worked on 3 different continents, Europe (in Paris and Milan), America (New York) and Asia (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam). Newly based in Europe, she has collaborated with international well known actors of the fashion industry like lingerie brands, sourcing companies, agent or trends offices.
In 2014, she founded a fashion design & consulting office in Vietnam. Entada Textile is closely linked to South East Asia where most of the customer’s products are manufactured. Relocated to France in 2019, Entada Textile works with its local consultant network both in Asia, in South West Africa and in Europe.
In 2019, she is taking a sustainable & fashion online course from the London college of fashion.
In 2022, she became a #BLEADER from Bcorporation™. It means, I’ve been acknowledged by Bcorp™ as a sustainability expert, in my case for fashion, to support companies willing to apply for a #bcorp certification. In 2023 I was invited as an observer at the United Nation Environment Program (UNEP) to participate in Circular and Chemical projects for Textile. She is also a Circular Economy Fresque manager to train teams about circularity.
In 2023, she was invited at the United Nation- UNEP, to follow up one program about circular fashion & sustainable fashion. She attends all meetings and makes suggestions for improving the United nation report and suggestions to the industry. So Entada Textile is now involved as an observer for textile industry and econscious fashion, collaborating with United nation environnement program and Global fashion agenda.
As a creative I’m an eternal hopeful hunter and I sharpen her curiosity through music, unexpected book list, fashion rambles, and through her craving for dance & travels. She also plays the fool for love of good food, doing color & texture research in visiting the best pastry chef in the world.
Very enthusiastic about new technologies and the blue economy, I’m up with IT tools such as 3D Clo Optitex and closely follow the French Tech community. In 2023, I started a collaboration with Lectra™.
Picture by the talented Olivia Marty
My moto & catch phrases are:
” Patience and lengh are better than rage and strengh “
Jean De La Fontaine, The lion and the rat fable.
“If you think that adventure is dangerous, try routine it’s fatal”
” May your choices reflecting your hopes and not your fears ”
PS: for the curious person who wonders where the name. Entada Textile is coming from. Well, Entada is a tropical plant which gives big pods and seeds in the shape of a heart. It mainly grows in Asia and Africa, two continents where the founder lived. And it is nicknamed ” the african dream herb”