The Uniformer: Interview with Rossella De Angelis, Group Communication, CSR, and Circular Economy Director at Klopman International
In this enlightening episode of The Uniformer, host Rick Levine engages in a comprehensive discussion with Rossella De Angelis from Klopman International, a leading European textile company. Rossella, with her extensive experience in communication and marketing, delves into the significance of circular economy and sustainability in the textile industry.
Circular Economy Focus: Klopman International is dedicated to transitioning from a linear to a circular business model, emphasizing sustainability and responsible production.
Role and Experience: Rossella shares her journey at Klopman, highlighting her role in integrating sustainability with communication to ensure a clear understanding of their sustainable efforts.
Sustainability Efforts: The company is actively involved in sustainable practices, including Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of products, adherence to GRI standards, and anticipation of the CSRT directive requirements.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): The discussion covers the broad spectrum of CSR, including environmental, social, and governance aspects, and the European Union's stringent regulations on sustainability.
Innovative Recycling: Klopman is investing in recycling technologies, including a unique project in France for recycling multi-fiber garments into new fabrics, contributing to the circular economy.
Global Operations: The company's global presence, with factories and joint ventures across Europe and Asia, adds complexity to their CSR and sustainability initiatives.
Challenges and Future of Textile Recycling: The conversation touches on the challenges of recycling protective garments and the need for industry-wide cooperation in developing sustainable solutions.
Attracting Young Talent: Rossella emphasizes the importance of attracting young talent to the industry by demonstrating a serious commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.
Vision for the Industry: The episode concludes with a discussion on the future of the textile industry, focusing on sustainable practices, responsible design, and the potential for leading global change in sustainability.
This episode offers valuable insights into the evolving landscape of the textile industry, highlighting the crucial role of sustainability and circular economy in shaping its future.
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