Ahead of the unveiling of the Gen.T List 2021 this month, we're giving you a closer look at some of the List's previous sustainability heroes you should know about.
The environment and sustainability is an issue on many minds, with the field of work rightfully gaining more attention in the last decade for a number of reasons, such as tackling issues on soaring temperatures, rising sea levels and massive waste production.
Even the pandemic has affected the environment because of discarded masks and takeaway boxes. To counter this, sustainability practice is on the rise, from eco-conscious brands, products made from recycled items, to eco-friendly hotels. We're profiling five environment and sustainability leaders who are at the forefront, from reducing fashion waste to tackling plastic pollution, here's who you should know.
1. Sarah Garner
Sarah Garner is the founder of Retykle. As Asia's first and largest resale platform for buying and selling pre-loved children's fashion––with more than 2,000 designer brands with 50 to 90 per cent off children's fashion––it allows users not only to save a bundle but also to save the planet.
With more than 10 years in the fashion industry at brands such as Lane Crawford, LVMH and Richemont Group, she knows first-hand about fashion and how it contributes to waste production—the world's second-biggest polluter in fact. Garner is taking on the challenge of making fashion more sustainable, at the same time, giving a solution on what to do when your kids outgrow their clothes.