Manage episode 171711215 series 1081416
Nicole Bassett is the co-founder of The Renewal Workshop, a company dedicated to industry-wide solutions for optimizing the value of resources invested in apparel. After having received her Master’s in Environmental Studies with a focus on Business Strategy and Sustainability she then began to apply her passion for environmental responsibility and human rights in consumer products by serving in leadership roles as Director of Sustainability for prAna, Social Responsibility Manager at Patagonia and Head of Human Rights at Specialized Bicycles. Nicole then went on to help introduce Fair Trade Apparel into the USA market and is industry recognized for her work in championing and integrating social and environmental responsibility through businesses and supply chains.
Topics of this chat include: • Can businesses be circular? • Personal vs. tactical • Remanufacturing • The next generation • Intent • Supply chain • Renewing process • Textile recycling • Market needs • Secondary affects • Belly of the beast • Learning from the inside • Trouble with blended fibers • Building the need • Research and using contacts • Business vs. consumer