INNOVATEXT is 65 years old - Anniversary celebration in the Textile Museum


On December 17, 2014 INNOVATEXT organized a big ceremony to celebrate its 65th anniversary in the Goldberger Textile Collection hosted by the Textile Museum. The beautifully renovated museum has created an excellent environment for the event where the leaders of Hungarian textile-, clothing and textile cleaning companies, manufacturers of basic material and finished goods, trading companies, secondary and higher education institutions, professional affiliations and the trade press took part. The almost 100 participants were welcomed by Dr. Lívia KOKAS Palicska as new CEO on board of INNOVATEXT and by Dr. Pál Pataki retired Director-General. The owner of the Institute Dr. Stefan Mecheels and also the director of the internationally well known HOHENSTEIN Group congratulated to the Institut on this special event as well. After Prof. Dr. Mecheels’s speech, Jörg Diekmann marketing director of HOHENSTEIN Group presented the services of the Group. Dr. Pál Pataki recalled the beginnings of the Institute and the changes in the past. The current activities and objectives were presented by Dr. Lívia KOKAS Palicska, who highlighted the new elements of OEKO-TEX certification system, the advantages of certification Sustainable Textile Production (STeP), "MADE IN GREEN" (MIG) trademarks and also the MySteP database.