As a 90th-anniversary special project, we bring you articles featuring special interviews with stakeholders in the US, Indonesia, India, and Italy. What are the societal issues we are facing now in the COVID-19 pandemic? What can sustainability really role in the fashion industry and what should the industry aim for in the future? What do you expect from Bemberg™ for further development of the textile business? You’ll find answers to these and more.
Ms. La Rhea Pepper
CEO, Textile Exchange
The CEO and a co-founder of Textile Exchange, an NPO that aims to reduce the environmental impact from the global textile industry.
She is also a fifth-generation farmer and the co-founder of two successful organic cotton businesses.
Mr. Bambang Sumardiyono
As a position to guide the craftspeople of native “Batik” costumes in Indonesia, he strives to popularize Batik culture and techniques not only in Indonesia but also worldwide.
Ms. Shoko Noda
Resident Representative, UNDP India
After obtaining a B.A. and an M.A. in Political Science from Keio University in Japan, she worked at Mitsubishi Research Institute Inc., and then joined UNDP as a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) in 1998. After engaging in development activities in nine countries in Asia, Europe, North America and Africa, she took up a responsibility of UNDP Resident Representative in India in 2019.
Mr. Sergio Tamborini
President, Sistema Moda Italia(SMI)
CEO, RATTI SPA
president of SMI, an organization formed by textile and apparel companies in Italy.
After graduating from the University of Milan, he worked for many years at the Marzotto Group, a leading Italian fabric manufacturer. He is actually CEO of Ratti S.p.A. group.