Design & Circular Systems lead
In her advancement of Circular Fashion Annie has worked as sustainability director, consultant, writer and designer, from companies and organizations such as the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Gap Inc., to Pratibha Syntex factory in India. Annie has also provided sustainability education to companies through the Swedish fashion and textile organization TEKO and Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Annie has served the the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, as the Director of the globally focused Fashion Positive initiative, and currently leads their Plus Membership collaborative. Annie is the author of Fashion Fibers: Designing for Sustainability, released in early 2017 by Bloomsbury New York.
Annie has an MS in Marketing Communications from Johnson & Wales University and a BFA in Fashion Design from California College of the Arts. Fall 2018, Annie will be returning to her alma mater, California College of the Arts, as a professor of the Ecology of Clothing class.
Safe Chemistry Lead
Amanda Cattermole leads Cattermole Consulting Inc., a consultancy focused on sustainability, the circular economy and chemical management. Amanda is an advocate for the adoption of safer chemicals and products made in cleaner supply chains.
She has expertise in Business Strategy, Product Development, Global Innovation, Research and Development, and Sustainability.
She works with universities, trade associations, stakeholder collaborations and chemical companies to develop and implement strategies related to green chemistry, and is an advocate in seeking safer alternatives to chemicals of concern.
Amanda holds a Bachelors degree in Color Chemistry from Leeds University and a Masters degree in Textile Chemistry from UC Davis and is on the board of the University California Berkeley Green Chemistry Department.
Timo Rissanen, PhD, FRSA
Timo Rissanen a Finnish-born, Australian-trained fashion designer and researcher. He is the Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Sustainability at Parsons School of Design, The New School, in New York. He trained as a fashion designer at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), where he completed a practice-based PhD on zero waste fashion design in 2013. He has co-published two books on fashion and sustainability, Shaping Sustainable Fashion with Alison Gwilt in 2011 and Zero Waste Fashion Design with Holly McQuillan in 2016.
We will work together to identify present steps that will take us toward a future vision of circular fashion. We will walk together, and we'll help you find others we can walk with.