#46 Hao Ding, Business and Marketing Manager of Covation Biomaterials (Bio-based Fibers Company)
What if fossil-based fabrics were not necessary anymore? Imagine the impact it would have on the planet. At Covation Biomaterials, business manager Hao Ding is acting to make this outcome happen. The company produces bio-based polymers. They’ve developed different products that cover the textile, cosmetic and home industries. Using natural resources like starch and plant-based solutions, the technologies are ticking every box of sustainability, without forgetting high performance and quality characteristics.
If sustainability is at the core of the company’s strategy, it’s because Covation is aiming to engage a conversation with customers, brands, stakeholders and generally, every player related to the supply chain in order to propose an alternative to fossil-fueled polyester fabrics.
In this episode, Hao explains the process, the goals of the company, and his willingness to contribute in a positive way to our industry. You will learn all about the sourcing of the raw materials and certifications.
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CONTENT TO FIND YOUR WAY IN THE EPISODE
0:58 : Hao presents himself
3:03 : What is his job?
4:00 : Introduction of his company
5:40 : What’s a biopolymer?
8:08 : What's the impact of bio polymers?
10:00 : What does sustainable fashion mean to him
10:55 : Are all their products sustainable?
11:20 : What’s his favorite product?
12:12: Where do they source the raw materials?
13:34 : Why did he dedicate his career to sustainability?
15:00 : The core strategy of Covation biomaterial
17:20 : What are the KPIs is he looking at?
18:45 : The certifications they have
20:30 : Their upcoming goals
21:25 : The biggest challenges for the fashion industry
23:25 : How can the fashion industry accelerate its fashion revolution?
24:50 : What’s his advice to young designers?
28:38 : What does he want to close the door to in our industry?
28:56 : What does he look at to get inspired?
29:42 : What is the last piece of clothes he bought?
30:08 : Who would he like to listen to in this podcast?
“If we are able to convince the consumer to use more bio-based solutions, we can actually make a big impact regarding the carbon footprint.”
“The plant stores the carbons in its body. We can turn these carbons into monomers or polymers meaning we don’t depend on the fossil based and we don’t bring extra carbons into the environment anymore. At that point, it is very sustainable.”
“We are committed to continuously improving in terms of social and environmental impact.”
“Try to have a holistic view before you make any decision. Think through each step of the supply chain, and also try to think a bit deeper: what could be the impact?”
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