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Bob Kenney

Leigh Mapledoram

Nicole Bassett

Stacy Flynn


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Program Area Manager, Sustainable Textiles, WRAP UK MapledoramProgram Area Manager, Sustainable Textiles, WRAP UK<div class="ExternalClass29C9AB0AEAEB4506B92E1FFAE003FF65"><p>Leigh is WRAP’s Programme Area Manager for Sustainable Textiles which incorporates the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) and the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP). </p><p>Leigh joined WRAP in 2011 and has worked on a number of diverse areas such as resource efficiency in the Facilities Management sector and in the public sector, resource efficient business models, and the sustainable procurement of services. In August 2014, he became responsible for WRAP’s work on sustainable textiles which focusses on the reduction of carbon, water and waste footprints of clothing.</p><p>Since becoming involved in SCAP, he has seen the membership of SCAP grow to over 50% of the UK market by volume and value and has reported significant progress in moving towards the SCAP 2020 targets for carbon, water and waste footprint reductions. In addition, he is involved in the ECAP project, which is a significant step in being able to make environmental improvements in the European clothing sector.</p><p>Leigh holds an MA in Natural Sciences and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining WRAP, he worked for an environmental consultancy for 15 years working on a broad range of UK Government funded projects.</p></div>, Leigh MapledoramGP0|#208e7052-ad84-4a0c-b707-d9ef6dece23b;L0|#0208e7052-ad84-4a0c-b707-d9ef6dece23b|Leigh Mapledoram;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#60aa0f51-dfde-4d32-80ae-abcb14c61cdbTextilesLeigh Mapledoram
Senior Manager of Industry Integrity, Textile Exchange GillSenior Manager of Industry Integrity, Textile Exchange<div class="ExternalClassDCCD3E8F43C449538DB9463168DF78A2"><p>Ashley Gill has been with Textile Exchange since 2010. She works in the Industry Integrity Team to develop and manage the TE-owned standards and to align the industry in the development of leading standards related to sustainability. Ashley leads the International Working Groups for the recycled standards (RCS and GRS) and the Responsible Down Standard. She works closely with brands in their journey towards sustainability, by providing support across a number of topics. She has spoken frequently on topics of raw material strategy, verification of materials, and other issues. </p></div>, Ashley GillGP0|#1ad38ed9-629b-422f-972f-c320d4a2a6ba;L0|#01ad38ed9-629b-422f-972f-c320d4a2a6ba|Ashley Gill;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#60aa0f51-dfde-4d32-80ae-abcb14c61cdbTextilesAshley Gill
Founder and President, Eco Fashion Week LarocheFounder and President, Eco Fashion Week<div class="ExternalClass9A9566E863904CDB816CDA889F59C159"><p>​<span lang="EN-US">Myriam Laroche is the founder and president of Eco Fashion Week (EFW), international sustainable fashion event. After 15 years in the Fashion industry at various capacities, she changed her path to find ways in which to develop a less wasteful, and more responsible Apparel & Textile industry in all aspects including design, manufacturing, distribution and consumption. Since 2010, she has brought to life, 12 seasons of Eco Fashion Week in Vancouver and Seattle and Toronto. Laroche has also provided mentorship for the Forum For Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) and for Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business in Circular Economy. Myriam continues to find ways in which we can improve the industry, and currently works with La Maison Simons in building their transparency plan and eco-library. In addition, she continues to work on solutions to create a healthier Apparel & Textile Industry with brands like Value Village/Savers and Leverage Lab.</span></p></div>, Myriam LarocheGP0|#10e8e780-e575-48c1-87da-d6d068a3eab8;L0|#010e8e780-e575-48c1-87da-d6d068a3eab8|Myriam Laroche;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#60aa0f51-dfde-4d32-80ae-abcb14c61cdbTextilesMyriamLaroche
Co-Founder and CEO, Evrnu FlynnCo-Founder and CEO, Evrnu <div class="ExternalClass155C16A182844858A8345C6F53D2F91B"><p>​Stacy is a textile and apparel specialist with an MBA in Sustainable Systems and a BS in Textile Development and Marketing. Over the past 20 years she developed a diverse background working with both start-ups and large multi-national corporations. She is a global systems specialist with an intimate understanding of global textile and apparel supply chains. Throughout her career, Stacy has developed several large scale programs from concept to in-store implementation and deployed micro programs for start-ups. She specializes in materials reuse to reduce waste and the negative environmental impact of fabrics and garments. She is a future-state visionary who is not confined by current reality limitations when a global imperative must be met. Stacy believes and lives by the notion that the ideas and intentional actions of a single individual have the power to change the world for the better.</p></div>, Stacy FlynnGP0|#f81c6b49-424e-45a0-94b8-dab6c986cb14;L0|#0f81c6b49-424e-45a0-94b8-dab6c986cb14|Stacy Flynn;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#60aa0f51-dfde-4d32-80ae-abcb14c61cdbTextilesStacyFlynn
Co-Founder, The Renewal Workshop BassettCo-Founder, The Renewal Workshop<div class="ExternalClass146F3589C58E4948B400519C3B2D9579"><p>Nicole is the Co-Founder of The Renewal Workshop, a company dedicated to industry-wide solutions for optimizing the value of resources invested in apparel. Prior, Nicole has applied her passion for environmental responsibility and human rights in consumer products. She has served in leadership roles in the Outdoor and Bicycle industries, as Director of Sustainability for prAna, Social Responsibility Manager at Patagonia and Head of Human Rights at Specialized Bicycles. Nicole received her Master’s in Environmental Studies with a focus on Business Strategy and Sustainability from York University in Toronto, Canada. </p></div>, Nicole BassettGP0|#531206e2-36ef-46ef-81b6-98a2d72a24d7;L0|#0531206e2-36ef-46ef-81b6-98a2d72a24d7|Nicole Bassett;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#60aa0f51-dfde-4d32-80ae-abcb14c61cdbTextilesNicoleBassett
Recycling Development Officer, Nova Scotia Government KenneyRecycling Development Officer, Nova Scotia Government<div class="ExternalClass64DFFAC38EC44C7A862B813FF87BD257"><p>​Bob has worked for the past 18 years for Nova Scotia Environment in the resource management group.  Bob's current work is focused on supporting new and existing waste diversion businesses and municipal diversion programs to enhance their efficiency, scale and value added outputs to increase waste diversion and green jobs. Coordinating research and development projects in the private, public and academic sectors for waste materials that are challenging to effectively and efficiently collect and recycle.</p></div>, Bob KenneyGP0|#84e885bb-836b-461d-89b1-ee7f291a7de1;L0|#084e885bb-836b-461d-89b1-ee7f291a7de1|Bob Kenney;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#60aa0f51-dfde-4d32-80ae-abcb14c61cdbTextilesBobKenney