Fashion sustainability specialist & troubleshooter at Circular Earth
My name is Rachel Kan and I have been working from within the fashion industry for 22 years as both a designer & design manager. I have always worked from within the supply chain, meeting with factories and working out critical paths, as well as with design teams to get the best product for each brand landed on time and on trend, helping to form the brand identity & persona.
I have seen with my own eyes how the industry harms the world and ethically degenerates people.
I am standing for a world of fashion with integrity and transparency. I started my sustainable journey 3 years ago. I could have easily set up another sustainable brand, but I felt that this was just adding unnecessary stuff to the equation. I started with creating events that bring together eco brands and other ways to be sustainable right now, along with talks and workshops. From this I then built in lecturing in sustainability and ethics in the business school at UCA.
From my background in the industry at large and my sustainable knowledge and contacts. I am now bringing them together to consult and coach brands on how to not only be sustainable with their choices – but in their integral action and how it will impact the planet, people and profit. Trouble shooting on sustainable choices and introducing bespoke action for each brand and idea.
I enjoy inspiring teams and people to move towards a sustainable future.
Mindset shift is happening before our very eyes & actually instead of framing things in terms of climate disaster I think looking at things from a proactive and intelligent transformation has a better prospect to evoke lasting change.
How do you transform your fashion business in a sustainable way, with integrity?