José Vidal Royo, the visionary founder of Jeanología, has passed away at the age of 85. Known for his dedication to eco-friendly and sustainable textile solutions, José Vidal Royo, along with his nephew Enrique Silla, co-founded Jeanología in 1994.
José Vidal Royo’s journey in the textile industry began within the Tejidos Royo family business, where he played a pivotal role in its global expansion. However, it was his passion for environmental preservation and social equality that led him to establish Jeanología, a company dedicated to pioneering eco-friendly technologies in textiles.
His legacy extends beyond the business world. José Vidal Royo was deeply committed to improving the quality of life for those in need. He co-founded the Fondation Amigos de Rimkieta (FAR) alongside Juan Carlos Vázquez-Dodero, where they worked on transformative projects to uplift the lives of people in one of Burkina Faso’s most impoverished regions.
The passing of José Vidal Royo is a loss felt by both the textile industry and the global community dedicated to sustainability and positive change. His vision and dedication will continue to inspire future generations in the pursuit of a more environmentally conscious and equitable world.