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Gozde

Bio (50 words about you) Gozde Taskin founded Rakha, sustainable women’s wear brand, in 2011. She then created the award-winning charity, Rakha PEOPLE, which develops closed-loop circular economy networks that reduce waste and help train women from disadvantaged communities in garment making. Gozde did her studies in Fashion, Sustainable Fashion, and Fashion Business.

Languages: English, Italian, and Turkish

Mentorship strength
Design | Entrepreneurship | Supply Chain | Materials | Sourcing | Manufacturing

Gozde Taskin tells CEC about her background
“My academic background is in Fashion, with further education on Sustainable Fashion and Fashion Business Management. Through these courses, I developed management skills and a clear understanding of sustainability in the fashion supply chain. On completing my studies, I was inspired to apply this knowledge to real-life challenges. and that is how I started my sustainable fashion business.

Having worked and studied in a variety of fields in the Fashion industry I came to the conclusion that there is a great amount of work that can be done to address social and environmental issues in our industry. Therefore I decided to specialise in sustainability and applying circularity to the fashion industry. I founded Rakha in 2011, a sustainable women’s wear brand based in London. The company creates guilt-free fashion.

For me, the social, environmental and economic impacts of fashion are critical considerations for the industry. I have a keen interest in developing newly sustainable supply chain infrastructures focused on reducing waste. While seeking to find better and more innovative ways to do business.”

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Greatest challenges when implementing circularity
My main challenges since I founded Rakha in 2011have been facing the daily trials of an entrepreneur. Since most of the sustainable brands I was bumping into looked boring and overpriced, I spent years in developing and trying to apply a closed-loop circular economy model to the brand, while trying to make the end garments affordable and cool at the same time.

Best tip for a circular startup
Be very hands-on and know your supply chain really well.
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