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.
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.