Resortecs’ Advisory board

Resortecs’ board of advisors brings insight from academic research, brand experience, IP law, sorting and recycling expertise. Together they guide the Resortecs founding team with scaling up its revolutionary sytem.

Christine goulay

Head of sustainable innovation Kering

“Resortecs represents an exciting solution for garment recycling at scale. Resortecs® thread will allow for easy disassembly of garments at an industrial level – something that the fashion sector is critically lacking. It is an important piece of the larger textile recycling infrastructure.  I am excited and honored to be part of the Resortecs® advisory board. With my experience working at the intersection of fashion, sustainability, entrepreneurship and innovation, I hope to be able to provide input and guidance to the Resortecs® team while also engaging other stakeholders in the promise of this solution.“

As Head of Sustainable Innovation at Kering, Christine focuses on identifying and supporting innovations that can fast track a transition to a sustainable and circular apparel industry.  Prior to this role, Christine worked on Kering’s sustainable sourcing strategy. Before Kering, she worked in INSEAD’s Entrepreneurship Centre, focusing on incorporating impact into traditional business models. She has startup experience managing the socially conscious apparel brand, Edun Live (founded by Ali Hewson and Bono) and also practiced corporate law in the venture capital and private equity sectors. Christine attended Harvard University, has a JD from Boston College Law School, and holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Professor Rebecca Earley

Co-director Center of the Centre for Circular Design /University of the Arts London

” I love the Resortecs® vision of a new material innovation driving a whole system change. They were quick to realise that bringing a new material to market is one thing, but enabling industry to properly use it is another thing altogether. They have a great concept, have a lot to offer, but a large mountain to climb! I want to help them in any way I can really – as they perfectly represent the next generation of thinkers and doers who will be the ones that will make the industry circular.”

Becky runs a small studio called B.Earley and is also Professor of Sustainable Fashion Textile Design and the cofounder/director of the Centre for Circular Design at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London. Since around 1999 she has been evolving design strategies for fashion textiles and the circular economy, mostly through textile practice and workshop facilitation. In 2007 Rebecca was nominated as a Morgan Stanley Great Briton for her contribution to sustainable fashion textiles in the UK. Currently she is working with organisations to embed sustainable and circular design research within corporate cultures; at companies like H&M, Filippa K, VF Corporation and John Lewis.

Mattias Jonsson

Trudvang partners – former CEO Renewcell

“Genius, fearlessness and opportunity! That is what Resortecs® represents to me. I like the people behind resortecs, they do spectacular things in times when it’s really needed and if I can help them to succeed, nothing could please me more.”

Mattias is passionate about two things in business life: Digitalisation and Green Technology, over the last 20 years he has participated in more than five IT endeavours as an investor, board member or in operative management. Mattias like the pace and the pulse of the IT industry.  Easy deployable products, opportunities for international scaling and constant global competition are all reasons for the thrill. Green Technology is in his opinion the key element for safeguarding the future of the planet and human life as we know it. Mattias is involved in several innovative disrupting green tech companies; Cortus Energy (gasification of biomass), Biosorbe (biobased arbsorbent of oil and hydrocarbon in water and air), re:newcell (recycling of cotton waste into dissolving pulp) and now Resortecs®. All those companies are doing a great job nudging the world in the right direction.

Bernard Gravez

founder and president of IFORI, a boutique law firm specialized in intellectual property, ICT & privacy law.

” Resortecs® is nothing less but a born global and a gamechanger in the confection industry. I’ve a tremendous respect for the vision and the drive of the persons behind this company. As a founder, Cédric is a real entrepreneur who has not only the ability to create and to see the potential environmental impact of his invention but, more importantly, also has the right managerial and people skills to organize the capital and to bring the right talent & knowledge together to turn his invention into a commercially viable innovation that deserves every support.”

Bernard (°1970) holds a Master’s degree in law (KUL) and a Master after Master in intellectual property law (KUL). He is founder and president of the board of directors of IFORI, a boutique law firm specialized in intellectual property, ICT & privacy law, located in Ghent & Brussels (Tervuren).
 
Bernard has a vast experience in setting up IP protection & valorization strategies and has been an in-house legal counsel and strategic advisor in many innovation driven start-ups and scale-ups in a broad range of industries, including ICT, packaging & textiles.