Saskia van Gendt

Saskia van Gendt
Head of Sustainability
An environmental scientist with over a decade of experience in sustainable manufacturing and design, Saskia van Gendt is head of sustainability at Rothy’s, a San Francisco-based company transforming sustainable materials into modern shoes and accessories. At Rothy’s, Saskia develops strategies to minimize the environmental impact that Rothy’s supply chain has on the environment, advancing Rothy’s sustainable innovations in materials, production and fulfillment and more. Prior to joining Rothy’s, Saskia worked as senior director of sustainability at Method, a brand renowned for their clean, sustainable, and effective cleaning products. At Method, Saskia implemented sustainability initiatives on the ground for the European business and at Method’s LEED-Platinum soap factory in Chicago. Saskia graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Environmental Science. She currently lives in Oakland and enjoys travel, yoga and vegetarian cooking.

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June 22
11:45 am12:15 pm
The call for sustainability in fashion has reached a fever pitch as consumers demand more transparency and responsibility from their clothing purchases. From new tech in on-demand manufacturing to the growing trend of reselling, some of the industry leaders pushing apparel into the future discuss how they are meeting the call for sustainability, reshaping the production process, and reimagining… Read more