There’s no innovation without creativity. Both must walk together in order to create new technologies and sustainable solutions for the fashion industry. In fact, 80% of the environmental footprint of textile is set in stone during the design process. And, that’s why we need a textile revolution. But how can we match truthful textile sourcing with conscious design? Learn from a pro.
Gustavo is a business journalist with more than 15 years of experience covering startups, technology and innovation. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Startups.com.br, a media outlet that follows the startups and venture capital scene in Brazil and Latin America. Prior to that, he was a reporter at Valor Econômico, the most prestigious business publication in Brazil, for almost 12 years. Gustavo holds a bachelor´s degree in Journalism from Universidade Mackenzie, a Marketing MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and a Financial Information and Capital Markets MBA from UBS/BM&FBovespa (now B3).
Borre Akkersdijk has been involved in textile development for over 12 years. He is working on the mission of bringing transparency to the industry and democratizing the supply chain. In 2015 he co-founded BYBORRE – an Amsterdam-based textile innovation studio working on the frontiers of scalable bespoke textile development and production.
What started with Borre questioning and rewiring the creative boundaries of circular knitting machines at production sites, grew into a company dedicated to rewiring everything in the production processes of knitted textiles. His studio in Amsterdam houses a knit lab and atelier, a curated library of yarns, and the latest industry innovations coming from a network of industry experts that are otherwise siloed off and inaccessible to most.
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