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, a baby wardrobe solution offering curated sets of organic baby clothing essentials at each phase of the baby’s growth, which they can send back after use, and which UpChoose then resells them as “preloved” sets.
Founder of Make It Black. Implements the methodology of ZDHC’s (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) Screened Chemistry that Levi’s pioneered into the development of our closed loop garment overdye technology.
Founder of Reverse Resources, a Software-as-a-Service platform for garment factories and textile waste recyclers to trade and trace waste end-to-end.
CEO & Co-Founder of LimeLoop. Reinventing the way goods are sent and received via a full-circle shipper solution and sensor-driven platform.
Co-Founder & CEO of The R Collective, an upcycled fashion brand that rescues brands’ excess fabrics to create beautiful clothes designed by award-winning sustainable designers to raise funds for Redress
Co-Founder of Novabori, B2B company that works with brands to develop eco-friendly fabrics from recycled materials such as cotton, polyester, wool, acrylics.
Co-Founder of Circular Systems, a new materials startup developing innovative circular and regenerative technologies.
CEO of Chakr Innovation, a three-year old startup that developed a technology to capture particulate matter emissions from diesel generators and convert it into inks and paints.
Founder & CEO of GetKno. World’s first real-time transparency platform – for brands, factories and workers. We verify worker happiness and pay, and give workers a voice 24/7.
Founder & General Manager of Huston Textile Company. Family-owned and operated business since 2013, Huston Textile makes high-quality fabrics sourced from domestic sustainable, organic, and climate beneficial fibers.