Annie Gullingsrud is passionate about bringing balance back to the planet through a systems-based approach for fashion. In her advancement of Circular Fashion she has worked as sustainability director, strategist, consultant, writer and designer, for companies and organizations such as the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Gap Inc., and Pratibha Syntex, and alongside brands such as H&M, Eileen Fisher, Stella McCartney, Gap, Marks & Spencer and Mara Hoffman as the lead of the Fashion Positive membership.
This year, Annie has lead the development of the CircularID Standard through the Connect Fashion Initiative. Annie is a member of the Board of Directors of Goodwill San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties.
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.
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.