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Rachel Kollerup is a one-woman driven company operating fashion design, R&D and teaching. Since 2011, she has been devoted to investigating and documenting eco-friendly solutions, validated by her cooperation with environmentally science institutes. In addition, Rachel Kollerup has developed the teaching programme MAKE THAT CHANGE to share her knowledge with the public. How they work on circular economy From a two-way perspective, Rachel Kollerup works with circular economy. Firstly by researching life cycle assessments to document the impact of the materials. Secondly, by creating a contemporary design which is comfortable to wear and easy to care for. The work with well-fitted designs, tests of maintenance and the mechanical tests of appearance are factors to ensure durab ility. The sweaters at the exhibition are knitted from soft GOTS-certified merino wool and Oeko-Tex 100-certified hemp and made to last. If they get damaged, the company offers reparation service. When the sweaters reach the end of life, the yarn can be separated, and the fibres can be spun into new yarn. Alternatively, the fibres can be reused for winter clothing insulation using the technology from Advance Nonwoven A/S.