OUR TEAMAnn Runnel,
Ann has been researching eco-innovation in the textile industry for 7 years to understand how great environmental ideas could be scaled up. She is driven by the question, how can global systems be developed in a way in which each single person on the planet can live in harmony with natural systems without feeling they have to make extra personal effort for it.
Shaikh Khalid Raihan, co-founder and strategic advisor on supply chains and the textile industry.
Having successfully set up international supply chains for globally reputed projects, Khalid was inspired by the idea behind Reverse Resources. As a co-founder of RR, it's now his dream to create a new global, inspiring and sustainable supply chain network for the textile industry. Aiming towards improved visibility, a diversely shared economy, reduced socio-environmental impacts, and of course, fulfilling the need for sustainability.
Nin Castle, design director & co-founder
Nin has been running her upcycled, design-led brand Goodone, since 2006. She has cooperated with several major fashion brands with upcycling and is actively involved in teaching, spreading her knowledge on use of leftover materials in design. She is now developing a toolkit for designers and brands showing how to remanufacture efficiently based on three concepts: invisible upcycling, visible upcycling and design-led upcycling.
Dea Oja, project coordinator
After setting up Ignite, a software development company, Reverse Resources is a new interesting challenge for her. "It is a truly world changing idea and I can use my experience to help us realise it", she says. Her role in the team is leading the software development and keeping an eye on the subcontracted programming work. As a true expert of agile project development methods, she is a role model for all with her super efficient methods of project management
Hemel Bhuiya, project manager in Bangladesh
Hemel has a 2-year experience from garment production in Bangladesh. By the mysterious co-incidence he ended up doing his master thesis in Estonia, looking further into the issue of textile waste in Bangladesh. After finishing his studies he joined RR and a week later started fieldwork for us in Dhaka. Another week later he shipped us the first sample of remanufactured product, a pair of trousers and is doing a great work in explaining the concept to the factories there since then. We can't be more happy to have him in the team.
Kadri Parikas, business analyst
Kadri has an extensive work experience from Swedbank, Skype, and Starship. So she is the most experienced start-uper in our team. She takes a look at things and just knows how to make it work. With the first two months in the team she made our minimum viable product work as wonders. And it's just a start.