Cyndi Rhoades - Founder/CEO Worn Again
Cyndi is the Founder/CEO of Worn Again, a London-based innovation company in development of ‘circular’ recycling technology for end of use textiles. She founded Worn Again in 2005 and has led the company from its’ early days in upcycling to its’ current technology developments.
Over the years, Cyndi has worked on a series of ground-breaking products and projects with world leading designers and brands, including Virgin Atlantic, Eurostar and Virgin Balloon Flights. Most recently, the company has announced a collaborationwith H&M and Kering’s Sports and Lifestyles brand, Puma.
Cyndi will be presenting and engaging the audience in some of the key hurdles preventing the industry from achieving a circular resource model today and how these challenges might be overcome. After a short look at the history of textiles recycling, the presentation and discussions will explore some of the commercial benefits and real opportunities that a circular approach to sourcing and keeping non-rewearable textiles in circulation could bring for individual brands and the wider industry as a whole.
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