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Charlotte Downes Jackson

Working for VF in Stabio, Switzerland, Charlie is the Global lead for Innovation, Materials & Sustainability for Timberland Apparel. The team are focussed on embedding better practices within the design and development process; from Sourcing materials to designing for Circularity and utilising digital assets to reduce prototype and sample production. 

Currently working on scaling Timberloop Poly, which involves using post-consumer garments and manufacturing waste, we can close the loop and reuse the polyester fibres again and again. Also developing two cotton projects in India, working with farmers on their transition to adopting regenerative farming methods. Focused on problem solving the new challenges our industry is facing.

With over 25 years in the industry working in London for the likes of Paul Smith and Fred Perry. Charlie now lives permanently in Italy and enjoys exploring the country, the cuisine and culture.