Re:newcell Management. The people involved in re:newcell have a range of experiences within the cellulosic industry from an academic to entrepreneurial perspective.
Through the combination of these experiences, the "man-power" within the business covers many areas and therefore strengthens the company as a whole. Board of Directors David Schelin - ChairmanDavid has a background working with Business Development for large and small companies within various industry sectors such as Ericsson. David was the CEO for Ragn-Sells, which is a Swedish recycling company and has therefore previous knowledge in developing recycling businesses. David holds a M.Sc. from Chalmers University of Technology. Per Aniansson – Board Member Per has a background in having CFO and CEO positions in various growth companies and has been active in more than 18 years within venture capital businesses and investment organisations. Professor Mikael Lindström – Board Member Dean, School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at KTH.
Textile recycling under way - Mistra. In their report (in Swedish only) on textile recycling, emphasising technical opportunities and challenges (Textilåtervinning – Tekniska möjligheter och utmaningar), the researchers draw the conclusion that materials recovery can yield substantial environmental gains.
This presupposes, however, that processes are optimised, that hazardous chemicals found in textiles can be managed and that replacing virgin with recycled fibre is feasible. To achieve efficient recycling in Sweden, volumes of textile waste collected must increase. But new techniques are also needed. Sorting must, for example, be done down to molecular level, which requires highly advanced technology. This is because high fibre quality is crucial if recycling is to be worthwhile. Based on information collected and life-cycle analyses performed, the research team have carried out an advanced assessment of future technical and environmental challenges posed by, and the potential for, textile recycling in the future. INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to IKEA's Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard. With a collection of catalogs that some say is even more widely distributed than the Bible, IKEA is one of the most influential brands in the world.
The Swedish furniture company's universal appeal and established customer base give it a powerful platform to spread its numerous sustainability initiatives to a global audience, but it has also been criticized for its sometimes shoddily constructed wares and promotion of a "fast furniture" mentality. We recently spoke with Steve Howard, IKEA's Chief Sustainability Officer, to see how the global brand reconciles these two conflicting approaches and what its next green steps will be.
Why does IKEA care about sustainability? Kind of a hard question… Steve Howard: I’m going to give you a slightly long answer, if that’s okay. We have a lamp called the Vidja lamp and there was a design challenge there. Obviously no one’s perfect – we’re a good company, with good people doing good things for good reasons overall. Steve Howard: Yes. Right. Sustainability. Future Fashion. Sustainable fashionTotally Stockholm. With an academic background in fashion and sustainability, Karin Sundin has a slightly different view of the clothing industry.
Often criticised for its seasonal approach and disposable attitude, the fashion business is starting to realise that it has a part to play in the future of our planet – thanks, in part, to people like Karin. She says there is an enormous amount of work to do in the field, and having completed her thesis in 2011 she continues to study the subject. Sundin feels her thesis touched just the tip of the iceberg, and right now she is running a project through Stockholm City about recycling textiles and trying to find ways to work with them in the future.
We asked her a few questions about her research. How did you get the idea for the thesis? What was your conclusion? Do you think that recycling of clothes will grow as an issue? Do you personally recycle clothes and in what way? For example, give clothes to a friend or turn an old skirt into a top. What inspires you? CSR & Human Resources - Wellmade - Improving working conditions in your clothing supply chain. As CSR staff you can serve as a resource for your colleagues throughout the company, helping them to understand the impact of their choices on workers.
WellMade is designed to help you in that role. Human Resources staff are increasingly being asked to consider issues related to supply chain employees who are not directly employed by your company. WellMade has resources to help you in that role. CSR specialists can support staff in many ways. And other staff can support CSR specialists. Climbing the ladder to living wages Download Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Download Factory checklist for CSR managers Download. The Sustainable Fashion Academy.