Sophie Pignères on Sourcing and developing recycled materials

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10 sessions

48 Minutes

What's waiting for you

01 Introducing Sophie Pignères

Get to know Sophie Pignères, founder of WeTurn, and understand her vision for the future of textile recycling

02 What will you learn?

Sophie explains what she is going to teach you in this course

03 Understanding fashion's waste problem

Understand what textile waste is and why it is one of the fashion industry's biggest problems

04 Key challenges of textile recycling

Get step-by-step instructions on how to implement a recycling process within your company

05 The potentials of eco-design

Understand all the benefits of circular and closed loop projects for your brand and for the environment

06 Transparency is key

Sophie gives you her personal advice on how to choose the right recycling partners and why full traceability matters

07 Sourcing recyclable materials

Get to understand what kind of materials can be fully recycled and why you may want to avoid synthetic fibers

08 The process of eco design

But how to start? Get to know two possible ways for starting an eco-design project

09 Case study – LVMH

Sophie talks about her personal experience when working with luxury houses and how they realize circular projects

10 Conclusion

Sophie's plea for changing our point of view towards raw materials and our perception on waste

Sophie Pigneres

Sophie is founder of WeTurn, a company that provides eco-design and recycling solutions for the textile industry, aiming to mainstream the reuse of raw materials. The company has been incubated by LVMH's startup programme. WeTurn's closed loop projects guarantee 100% transparency & traceability and follow European labor and environmental standards, certified by Global Recycling Standards. By creating recycled yarn for luxury houses, such as Dior, WeTurn proves the high quality and applicability of recycled fabrics.

Your course

Sophie explains how to develop new yarn from unsold goods and textiles. By this way not only textile waste can be reduced, but also new value can be created from dead stock. She provides step by step instructions on how to implement closed loop projects and what to watch out for. Sophie talks about her personal view on raw materials and why the perception on waste and recycling needs to change radically.

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