This week we talk to Ariel Muller and Martin Su about their collaboration on Circular Leap Asia, a project exploring what it would take for manufacturers to take the lead on circularity.
Over the last four months we’ve heard a lot about the challenges suppliers within the fashion supply chain face in terms of driving the sustainability agenda forward. But this week we focus on a new angle we haven’t talk about much before, and that’s mindset. How do we shift supplier mindset from simply executing a brand’s demands, to leading the conversation? And how do we do this in a way that doesn’t reduce the challenges to suppliers’ face to mindset alone?
Ariel is based in Singapore and is the Managing Director for Asia at Forum for the Future. Forum for the Future is a leading international non-profit working with business, government and civil society to solve complex sustainability challenges.
Martin is the Head of Sustainability for Yee Chain International. Yee Chain International is a manufacturer of high-quality performance fabrics and neoprene rubber foam for globally recognized footwear brands. Founded in 1997 in Taiwan, Yee Chain International now operates in Taiwan, China, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
Image from Forum for the Future
Photo Waldemar Brandt (left), Adam Borkowski (right)