OUR TEAM ASSOCIATES
The combined experience of the many.
Rachel Sheila Kan
Our Founder and Lead Consultant
Rachel has been a designer & design manager in the commercial fashion industry for over 2 decades. She has been working within sustainability for the last 7. She also lectures on sustainability and ethics in business at university. Her down to earth relateable style is always welcomed, It's often said that her get the job done attitude is refreshing in our industry. She has a background in multi product over all with niche knowledge in kidswear. Rachel has recently been working within Circular Earth and her collaborative ''The Ecosystem Incubator'' ( which received a commended award at the Drapers sustainable fashion awards) focusing on circularity, longevity, reporting, using waste, whole systems thinking and regenerative and new economic practice.Find out more about Rachel Sheila Kan, her speaking, books, her regenerative projects and more.
Sustainable Circularity Expert
Ken Alston has been in Sustainability and Circularity for longer than the word Circularity has existed. Working with the originators of the Cradle to Cradle book and teaching and implementing corporate sustainability worldwide.He has been a consultant lead on large corporate projects in many different industries and understands the complexities of circularity and how to implement them. We are proud to have him join us as one of our advisors and associates. The trusted Authority on Circularity in corporate sustainability.
Circular Economy Project Assistant
Aya joins us whilst she studies for her PHD in Circular Fashion at Cranfield university. We are looking forward to working with her within our Real Circularity program and beyond
Associate ConsultantFootwear Specialist
A energetic, dynamic and innovative entrepreneur with over 16 years’ management experience in the sustainable footwear industry. Developing her own brand BBoheme through the years give her a unique take on building a brand as well as a product.Alicia is passionate advocate of sustainability and ethics within fashion and footwear production, she understands where business actions can make a difference to the sustainability and ethical agenda, yet also understands where compromise has to be made for the success of the business.
Associate in Circular Garment Technology
Claudia has 20 years’ experience as a garment technologist for several brands in London such as
Burberry and Fred Perry. She is passionate about innovation and the circular economy in the
fashion industry. Whether this is disrupting traditional production systems or engineering fit
and quality to reduce waste in pre and post production. Her passion and desired to change
the industry led her to complete her certification in circular economy and sustainability
strategies from Cambridge judge business school in 2022. She now is the author of a blog
called sample studio where she talks about product development and her experience in the
industry. She is also a consultant in the area of technical product development.
SIMON HEDLEY FCA BFP
Strategic Business Advisor
Simon Hedley comes in to Circular Earth as our strategic business advisor.With decades in finance, joint ventures, web development, building brands and working with entrepreneurs. We work with Simon and his collaborative teams at We Design Brands and The Joint Venture Company to offer a full service from sustainability to success.
MICHELLE TURNER (NEE LUK)
Associate Design Consultant
Bags and Womenswear
With 2 decades in the design space with a focus on bags, womenswear and an eye for fine detail - Michelle joins us as an associate in sustainable development, design and brand dev with sustainability at its heart. Working with us on applying her expert knowledge and application with our circular focus. A fluent speaker of Cantonese helps with the translation of sustainable development if you have links in this area.
Our Current Interns
Credit to the new Interns and thanks for being a part of the Circular Earth team