TBIS 2021-Symposium program
Workshop 2: SMDTex: Sustainability Management and Design for Textiles – A European Joint Doctorate Training Program

Funded by European Erasmus Mundus Program,

Chaired by Prof. Xianyi Zeng / ENSAIT


Audiences will have the opportunities to learn about the latest technological innovation results obtained from this project and how to develop your business with new sustainable materials and innovative design and management solutions.


The SMDTex workshop is to formally and openly disseminate the results of the SMDTex project to fashion-related companies and their global partners and exploit future collaboration and development opportunities in an internationally recognized conference to generate higher social impact. It will be organized in following 4 sessions:

Session 1: Risk/safety and resilience in the textile value chain;

Session 2: Organizational solutions for sustainable consumption and supply chain management;

Session 3: Sustainable material development;

Session 4: Sustainable product design and quality management. 


The consortium of this doctorate programme is composed of five textile universities in Europe and Asia, including 1) ENSAIT (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles) from France; 2) University of Boras from Sweden; 3) Technical University of Iasi from Romania; 4) Politecnico di Torino from Italy; 5) Soochow University from China




Funded by European Erasmus Mundus Program, the SMDTex joint doctorate program aims at training PhD students from Europe and other parts of the world by carrying out international research cooperation on sustainable development oriented textile management and textile design. The research activities of this project will enable to optimize the existing production organization of textile enterprises, the worldwide textile/clothing supply chain, the transaction and design of textile products, with respect to the criteria of environment, society and human factors. New organizational solutions will be proposed to the related textile/clothing companies.