OUR TEAMAnn Runnel, founder & CEO
Ann has been researching eco-innovation in the textile industry for 9 years to understand how great environmental ideas could be scaled up. With her background in economics, she is driven by the question how can circular economy be set up profitably and efficiently on global scale.
Nin Castle, co-founder, remanufacturing & recycling design lead
Nin ran her upcycled, design-led brand Goodone for 8 years. Already then cooperated with several major fashion brands with upcycling and has been actively involved in teaching, spreading her knowledge on use of leftover materials in design. She has developed a method of remanufacturing - using leftover fabric bits in mass-production efficiently. She is passionately working towards building efficient system for production waste recycling for brands to have better materials to work with.
Dea Lasting, co-founder, 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
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.
Aleksandr Zhuikov, CTO
Aleks has software development experience since 2007, from working with various teams, incl. team lead in Transferwise. He joined RR team in August 2018 and brought along amazingly fast and reactive development speed and great expertise how to build a software system that clients really want to use.
Hemel Bhuiya, project manager in Bangladesh
Hemel had 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 has been doing fieldwork for RR in Dhaka.
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 RR 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.
Ron Bloemers, advisor
Ron has more than 20 years of full circle experience with the global cleantech industry, from the level of early stage cleantech startups, all the way up, to the top management level of large international corporations on a global playing field. For 12 years he served in McKinsey & Company and was one of the energetic forces behind starting the Climate Launchpad and Climate KIC Acceleration programmes. Since the very beginning of RR he has been helping us with amazing mentorship.