Maria José Carvalho

With a degree in textile engineering and more than 30 years of experience in the textile and clothing sector. Senior project manager at the Portuguese Textile Cluster, since 2021. Between 1994 and 2019 worked in CITEVE – Technology Centre, developing activities related with consulting, training and R&D+I, at national and international levels. From 2018 to 2019, was responsible for the development of the sustainability and circular economy agenda, for the textile and clothing sector and has the technical responsibility on the iTechStyle Green Circle – sustainability showcase initiative. From January 2020 to February 2021 joined CITEVE CERTIFICAÇÃO company, a certification body of CE mark, GOTS and TE labels, as the Company Manager. The previous experience included issues related with environmental aspects, namely resources consumption and pollution in the textile sector, BAT implementation, life cycle assessment (LCA) studies, implementation of sustainability strategies in textile and clothing industries, REACH, CLP and BPR Regulations specialist and also lead auditor of STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification. She is also expert in several working groups, such as the European Technical Group for the review of BREF Textile, the manufacturing and extractive industry thematic group of the Portuguese coalition for green growth, the European initiative REGIOTEX, the Green Textile Club coordination group of the Portuguese Textile Cluster and EU green public procurement Technical Group for textiles products and services.

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Project n°101056303 – Advancing industrial digital and green innovations in the advanced textile industry through innovation in learning and training.

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