Katharine Hamnett, London's Well-Known Fashion Activist, Wants to End Brexit

Katharine Hamnett, the legendary British designer, is known for communicating her ethical business philosophy through over-sized t-shirts. Her iconic slogan t-shirts have always symbolized a fight for change using the power of fashion. You may recognize some of her contributions including ‘Choose Life’, ‘Stay Alive in 85’, ‘Make Poverty History’, ‘Stop and Think’, and ‘Save the Sea’.

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QMILK - The Material of the Future

Anke Domaske, a German entrepreneur, developed a patented-technique to create fibers from milk proteins.  Her solution to create sustainable textile fibers from wasted milk was inspired by her step-father’s life-threatening diagnosis to cancer. Her quest began seven years ago when she was unable to find hypoallergenic clothing needed to protect his vulnerable immune system. The result was QMILK, a company specializing in milk-based fibers. 

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Virtual Sourcing Trip: TORAY International America, Inc. (TIAM)

TORAY International America, Inc. was founded by Yunosuke Yasukawa in 1926 under the name Toyo Rayon Co. The company began operations importing rayon yarn from Courtaulds PLC of the U.K. for sale in Japan and Mitsui.  Toray was a pioneer in rayon yarn spinning and the first Japanese company to domestically manufacture rayon at scale

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Virtual Sourcing Trip: Nova Kaeru

Nova Kaeru is an exotic Brazilian bio-leathers tannery, specialzied in tanning fish, ostiches and caiman leathers. They are located about 90km frmo the city of Rio de Janeiro in the beautiful mountainous region of Bemposta. Their fiscal structure is unparalled in the exotic leahter sector in Brazil, offering industrial-scale production with craftmanship and personailzed finish. 

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