Each year, the Collaboratory focuses on a different sustainability challenge facing the apparel industry. The focus of the second class is climate change. Fellows come together for a three-day Workshop Weekend at LS&Co.’s Eureka Innovation Lab and have the opportunity to apply for up to $50,000 in funding to pursue bold solutions to reduce their organization’s, or the apparel industry’s, climate impact.
Fellows are passionate about doing the right thing for people and the planet.
They are curious, determined and values-driven. Open to new ideas and eager to learn. Excited to build a community of like-minded individuals. Committed to act on what they learn through the LS&Co. Collaboratory.
We have selected leaders who have inventive, tangible solutions for reducing the climate impact of the apparel industry in one of four areas: raw materials, product design, manufacturing or consumer use.
Founder & CEO of UpChoose, an online platform designing sustainable consumption services, starting with a baby wardrobe solution.
Founder of Make It Black, a bespoke service that collaborates with brands to transform deadstock clothing into new by making it black.
Founder of Reverse Resources, a data platform for garment factories that allows them to share production leftover information with next best users.
CEO & Co-Founder of LimeLoop, a full-circle shipper solution and sensor-driven platform.
Co-Founder of Novabori, working to develop eco-friendly fabrics from recycled materials such as cotton, polyester, wool, acrylics.
Co-Founder of VEJA, a sustainable shoe brand using organic, agro-ecological and fair trade cotton, wild Amazon rubber and recycled plastic bottles.
Co-Founder of Circular Systems, a new materials startup developing innovative circular and regenerative technologies.
CEO of Chakr Innovation, a technology to capture particulate matter emissions from diesel generators and convert it into inks and paints.
Founder & CEO of Knowlabel, a smart devices company providing real-time data on ethical and sustainable practices across supply chains.