The ETP team consists of twenty motivated and passionate professionals. Product managers, designers, the ETP Service Desk and project managers: they all have a story to tell. We enjoy giving you a glimpse behind the scenes so that you can get to know us better and see what motivates us.
We would like to introduce: Mirjam Kalse, management assistant/office manager.
I started working at ETP in December 2016. Before that, I was with McGregor Fashion Group, of which ETP was still a part in those days. During that time, I was often in contact with ETP, and I thought it would be a brilliant place to work. I left McGregor in April 2016, and after a short detour, I joined ETP as a management assistant. To me, ETP feels like stepping into a warm bath.
After ETP continued independently, my range of duties was expanded to include supporting, among others, Finance and HRM. I also look after fleet management and insurance matters. Since HRM is entirely new to me, I recently took up a training course. It's very useful, exciting and such a fantastic opportunity to continue my personal development.
Every workday brings something new, and this variety makes working at ETP so much fun.
ETP has a fun and motivated team. People complement each other, and that is precisely where ETP's strength lies.
Besides my job, I love reading, hiking in the Swiss mountains, city trips, spending time with my family and doing fun things with them (husband and two daughters aged 20 and 16) and family and friends.
The Fashion for Good Museum in Amsterdam has opened its doors at the end of 2018; about time for a visit! A real recommendation to anyone interested in the latest trends in sustainability and circularity in textiles. The museum was visited by a group of English primary school children as well during our stay, amazing! You cannot start learning about these topics young enough.
The world's first interactive museum for sustainable fashion and innovation is located at the Rokin. The three floors guide you through a journey of the past, present and future. The development of the fast growing fashion-industry and ‘fast fashion’ is exposed in the museum as well as ‘good fashion’ through innovation and impact. From newly-recycled- materials to innovative business models collected through various parts of the world, which have a new impact on the fashion-industry.
When entering the museum, you can take an RFID-bracelet. With this bracelet you collect commitments and badges that represent practical actions. Those actions can be turned into a personalised digital guide, a Good Fashion Action Plan, that you will take home. This plan can help you become a more conscious fashion customer. The museum e-mails your personal promises afterwards, as a good reminder!
All in all… Visiting the Fashion for Good Museum is definitely worth it. Quite a lot to think about..
‘Because doing good is not simply doing less bad; it is about creating technologies and systems that actively benefit us all.’
After a successful sales pitch presentation in the summer of 2018, ETP welcomed Vodafone Ziggo as a new customer. ETP designed a collection of shirts, blouses and cardigans for some 1,000 staff members in Vodafone's 165 stores in the Netherlands.
The designs have been tailored to Vodafone's corporate identity, and the style is suitable for a target group whose average age is below 30.
Staff members order their sets of corporate wear through a personal account at ETP's E@SYFIT® Webshop, and their orders will be distributed to the various Vodafone shops. The E@SYFIT® Webshop's ordering environment has been customized to Vodafone's particular brand, colour schemes, budgets, and sets of corporate wear.
The new corporate wear was introduced last January.
At the end of 2017, each Efteling staff member received a newly-designed set of corporate wear. This fantastic collection, which we are immensely proud of, was made in collaboration with both Efteling and Dutch designer Mattijs van Bergen. ETP also managed the collection's production and deliveries.
Staff members were asked to hand in their previous workwear - also an ETP production - which resulted in skip bins full of clothes! Efteling investigated sustainable solutions for recycling these used materials, and consequently joined forces with Utrecht-based company i-did. At i-did, the used clothes have been processed into a felt-like material, which was then made into gorgeous handbags. The handbags can be purchased at Efteling.
On 28 September, 2018, ETP management and Horizon Investments Group B.V. acquired the shares of Emergo Textile Projects B.V. (henceforth ETP) from Doniger Fashion Group B.V.
This recently acquired independency enables ETP to focus on producing beautiful collections, new opportunities, and important issues, including sustainability and innovation.