Managing a responsible and traceable product line
In different developing countries there is the next generation of qualified artisans still having some of the rarest skills and traditions to create exceptional fashion products including beautiful handcraft knowledge. However there is a threat to these skills and crafts being lost, I adapt these skills in a commercially appealing way while respecting the objective to be 100% traceable and responsible during the whole supply chain. By managing a product line for the Swiss NGO Kam For Sud, I collaborate by creating jobs and return benefits to Nepal for their different projects.
Reducing waste by creating new business models
Good Brand Guru is both a network for collaboration among professionals and a source of expertise and practical insights for brands on how to embed the good into retail. Through workshops and curated events we bring together professionals from the sustainability and fashion retail worlds to inspire positive action grounded in business realities. We seek to make sustainability accessible and practical for brands that want to embed more Good into their business.
For me, it is important to know exactly where all the materials come from and how it affects our planet. I believe that the Environmental Proﬁt & Loss account is important to make better sustainable business decisions and I am an advocate of the Higg Index, the self-assessment tool which empowers and helps brands to measure their environmental, social and labor impacts and identifies areas for improvement where needed. I believe in new business models as the Circular Economy helping to decrease waste and I contribute with creative solutions to sustainability challenges and help so to support a responsible change.
Contribution to improved livelihood of herder households in Mongolia
I contribute to the improved livelihood of herder households of Mongolia and the sustainable management of rangeland through streamlining local traceability and quality standards of livestock products with international requirements and opening new marketing opportunities for better value and income.
Searching for the right certification of high luxury fibers, collaboration on the best in class traceability of the supply chain and setting the framework for international quality standards.
I work with NGO’s, fashion schools and textile brands, coordinating projects, organizing workshops to create awareness and understanding about the today textile industry. How to become ethically and socially minded and be able to integrate sustainable management in the supply chain starting at the bottom line.
NOMAD NOOS, close the circle.
The Nomad noos yarn line extends to the far-off places we love most, starting with the Mongolian country. We partner with nomadic herders from Mongolia, having mixed herds of yak, camel, sheep and goat herds. We purchase directly from them the most precious fibers which are sent for washing and carding to a processing factory in the main city of the country,
Once we obtained the highest quality our fibers are sent to Nepal. Where we continue our journey in Kathmandu with a group of 5 highly skilled women who are hand spinning our yarns. Hand spinning brings a consistent income for our team in Kathmandu on a daily base and creates a better life for our women and their families.
EACH PURCHASE MADE IS THE START OF SOMETHING GREAT
Nomad Noos was founded with the goal of investing in the nomad and yarn maker communities with which we work. As we grow, we will invest a percentage of our profits in programs that directly benefit our partners. We aim to take our customer on that journey as we explore our partner communities' needs
Our next step is to go circular! And we invite our customer to return us their left over yarns and knitted garments they do not want anymore, to make new yarns out of it!