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Worn Again is supported by a strong board of directors from fashion retail, communications, academia, and entrepreneurship.

The Board

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Jamie Burdett

Jamie Burdett became a partner in Worn Again in 2008, and was integral to the strategic direction of the company, helping to grow corporate partnerships, sales and the closed loop systems approach. After beginning his career in recruitment, he moved into advertising, starting at the pioneering cause-related marketing company, Good Business, before moving to St Lukeʼs during their reign as advertising company of the year. He was a creative in their innovation department looking at ways to leverage brand values through a social and environmental lens. Whilst there, he was headhunted by a leading European family to help found one of the worldʼs first ethical venture capital companies. After successfully pitching and winning the initial funds from the family trust, he ran the London office and was responsible for finding new business opportunities and project managing investments. In 2008, Jamie returned to the heart of Londonʼs sustainability arena working in carbon literacy before meeting Cyndi and joining Worn Again. He is now concentrating on running a global sustainability and innovation practice for the advertising company McCann Erickson, though is still a very active board member and major shareholder contributing daily to strategic direction, business development and in opportunity finding. Jamie has been an RSA and D&AD judge and lives with his wife and two children in Sevenoaks.


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Galahad Clark

A passionate environmentalist, and increasingly fanatic barefoot runner, Galahad is a seventh generation shoemaker from the Clark’s shoe family where he grew up immersed in a world that honoured tradition and pushed boundaries of design innovation. In 2003, after returning to the UK from university in the States, Galahad took over the running of Terra Plana, an independent footwear company and set about transforming the fortunes of the brand.

Galahad also launched the iconic shoe brand United Nude with Dutch architect Rem D. Koolhaas (nephew of his famous namesake). Galahad remains a 40% owner of United Nude and is an active non-executive board member. Outside of work, Galahad continues to spread the barefoot message and recently completed the 2009 New York Marathon barefoot. He lives in London and has two children with partner Bayarma.


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Craig Cohon

Chairman

Craig Cohon is Vice Chairman of Cirque du Soleil Russia. Prior to this he spent 8 years owning and running his own international development strategic advisor firm that built businesses in India and Africa. This included a modern clean energy enterprise with BP for rural Indian women.

Previously Craig had a 14-year executive-level career at Coca-Cola Company. He started their operations in Soviet Union in 1990 and lived in Moscow for 4 years. He ran marketing in Northern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and was the Coca-Cola brand director worldwide. He served as director of Learning Strategy for three years and in 2000 served as deputy division president for the Northwest Europe Division.

In 1993, Cohon received an Honorary Doctorate of Economics from Moscow International University. In 2000, the World Economic Forum named him “A Global Leader for Tomorrow.” Cohon earned his BA in liberal arts at the University of Western Ontario. Craig is an avid international traveler and investor and Chairman of Worn Again in London and serves on many charitable boards. He has two great children. He splits his time between Moscow, Stockholm, Montreal and London.


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Kate Goldsworthy

Dr Kate Goldsworthy began working with Worn Again in 2011, after discovering a shared passion for all things circular.

She is a lead academic with the University of the Arts London, based at the Textile Futures Research Centre (TFRC). Having worked since 1999 as a textile designer, consultant and researcher, her core interests are design for cyclability, new finishing and production technologies and material innovation. Her approach is design-led, always placing the ‘prototype’ at the centre of her research, and collaborative, often across disciplines in both industry and scientific fields. She has contributed to international publications and conferences on the subject of sustainable design, technology and the role of the designer in facilitating change in the textile industry. Her design work has been exhibited at the Science Museum, the ICA and Crafts Council, (London), the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (USA), and the Audax Textile Museum (Tilburg).

Kate completed her PhD project ‘Laser-finishing: a new process for designing recyclability in synthetic textiles’ in 2012, which re-imagined the way we might manufacture and re-manufacture textiles with a focus on ‘life-cycle design’. She continues to develop strategies for reducing textile waste and environmental impacts, proposing more sustainable production systems for the textile industry, and pioneering design solutions for the recycling and reuse of polyesters.

http://www.kategoldsworthy.co.uk/

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Cyndi Rhoades

Founder, Closed loop Executive Officer

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Nick Ryan


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Partners

Worn Again is working with TWI on its technology development and collaborating with industry development partners. Look out for breaking news in 2014.