055. Manufactured x Transformers Foundation: Marzia Lanfranchi and Andrew Olah on Putting Supplier Voices at the Center of the Sustainable Fashion Story

In this episode, Andrew Olah and Marzia Lanfranchi of Transformers Foundation, share what they think is missing from the sustainable fashion story, and why they think supplier voices should be at its center. [...]
08 Jun 2021
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055. Manufactured x Transformers Foundation: Marzia Lanfranchi and Andrew Olah on Putting Supplier Voices at the Center of the Sustainable Fashion Story
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This is part one of our conversation with Marzia Lanfranchi and Andrew Olah. Both of them wear many different hats… and it’s their work at Transformers Foundation that brings them together.

Transformers Foundation is the unified voice representing the denim industry and its ideas for positive change. It was founded to provide a thus-far missing platform to the jeans and denim supply chain, and a central point of contact for consumers, brands, NGOs, and media who want to learn more about ethics and sustainable innovation in the industry.

In this episode, Andrew and Marzia share how they each ended up in the fashion industry and what motivates them to keep going. This takes us into narratives: they are both quite passionate about what they think is missing from the sustainable fashion story, and why they think supplier voices should be at its center.

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Transformers Foundation is the unified voice representing the denim industry and its ideas for positive change. It was founded to provide a thus-far missing platform to the jeans and denim supply chain, and a central point of contact for consumers, brands, NGOs, and media who want to learn more about ethics and sustainable innovation in the industry. For more on Transformers Foundation’s work follow along on LinkedIn or Instagram.

Three resources from Transformers we recommend checking out:

1)  Their annual report “Ending Unethical Brand and Retailer Behavior” (this is also where you’ll find more info on the Ethical Denim Council).

2)  The Eight Ethical Principles.

3)  The TRUTH series – a free resources that brings in top experts from around the world to investigate the FACTS and bring the TRUTH to the table.

Find out more about Kingpins, the tradeshow for the denim industry Andrew launched.

Did you know Marzia is also founder of Cotton Diaries? We ❤ it.

Jessie Li

Photo by Lan Deng

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