21: Saskia van Gendt, Head of Sustainability at Rothy’s: Why Circular is now in fashion.

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Saskia van Gendt is an environmental scientist and the first Head of Sustainability at Rothy’s, the San Francisco-based, direct-to-consumer fashion company. Rothy’s items are made from 100% recycled plastic water bottles and post-consumer recycled materials. Saskia oversees their initiatives to use more reusable materials, design products that eliminate waste, and advance their goal of making the brand – and fashion industry at large – ever more circular to better serve our planet and future.

Saskia van Gendt

Saskia is an environmental scientist with over a decade of experience in sustainable manufacturing and design, Saskia is the Head of Sustainability at Rothy’s, a San Francisco-based company transforming environmentally-friendly materials into timeless essentials for everyday wear. At Rothy’s, Saskia develops strategies to minimize the environmental impact that Rothy’s supply chain has on the environment, advancing Rothy’s sustainable innovations in materials, production, fulfillment, and more. Prior to joining Rothy’s, Saskia worked as the Senior Director of Sustainability at method, a brand renowned for their sustainable, clean, and effective cleaning products. At method, Saskia implemented sustainability initiatives on the ground for the European business and at method’s LEED-Platinum soap factory in Chicago.
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