Tell us a bit about yourself and the story behind Alpine Group.
I have spent the last 15 years focused on helping brands design and manufacture textiles more responsibly. This work has included initiatives around fibers, water reduction technologies, and advanced manufacturing. Today as Head of Innovation for Alpine Group I partner with many of the most exciting innovators between biotech, green chemistry, and automation to support R&D and expedite the commercialization of lower impact technologies. Once tested and proven we work to connect the dots and loop in the right brands to scale the technologies. It’s all about bringing new innovations to life, getting them into brands, and focusing on incremental increases to reduce impact.