OUR TEAMAnn Runnel,
Ann has been researching eco-innovation in the textile industry for 7 years to understand how great environmental ideas could be scaled up. She is driven by the question, how can global systems be developed in a way in which each single person on the planet can live in harmony with natural systems without feeling they have to make extra personal effort for it.
Anderson Lee, lead of commercialization
As a visionary and active participant of sustainable innovation in textile industry on global scale, Anderson is a true initiator of circular economy in fashion. He is the chairman of the Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium (SFBC) in Hong Kong, a board member in Sustainable Apparel Coalition (developing the Higg Index), committee member in HKSAR Innovation and Technology Commission and in Fashion Industry Training Advisory Committee in Education Bureau, HK Qualifications Framework. He has also been for 5 year the international judge of for the EcoChic Design Award by Redress, the lead initiative of upcycling design in Hong Kong.
Nin Castle, remanufacturing design lead
Nin has been running her upcycled, design-led brand Goodone, since 2006. She has cooperated with several major fashion brands with upcycling and is actively involved in teaching, spreading her knowledge on use of leftover materials in design. She is now developing a toolkit for designers and brands showing how to remanufacture efficiently based on three concepts: invisible upcycling, visible upcycling and design-led upcycling.
Dea Oja, software development lead
After setting up Ignite, a software development company, Reverse Resources is a new interesting challenge for her. "It is a truly world changing idea and I can use my experience to help us realise it", she says. Her role in the team is leading the software development and keeping an eye on the subcontracted programming work. As a true expert of agile project development methods, she is a role model for all with her super efficient methods of project management
Hemel Bhuiya, project manager in Bangladesh
Contact: +880 17 2028 1780
Hemel has a 2-year experience from garment production in Bangladesh. By the mysterious co-incidence he ended up doing his master thesis in Estonia, looking further into the issue of textile waste in Bangladesh. After finishing his studies he joined RR and a week later started fieldwork for us in Dhaka. Another week later he shipped us the first sample of remanufactured product, a pair of trousers and is doing a great work in explaining the concept to the factories there since then. We can't be more happy to have him in the team.
Asse Sauga, blockchain expert
Asse has been involved in blockchain projects since 2014 and is one of the top experts of these matters in Estonia. He has joined our team to help us draw a roadmap towards an open platform for virtual traceability of fabrics with a distributed ledger data system behind it. For us blockchain does not mean simply a nice flashy keyword, but a technology that can help fashion industry solve some major problems throughout the supply chains.
Kadri Parikas, business analyst
Kadri has an extensive work experience from Swedbank, Skype, and Starship. So she is the most experienced start-uper in our team. She takes a look at things and just knows how to make it work. With the first two months in the team she made our minimum viable product work as wonders. And it's just a start.