Isaac Nichelson is a creative leader and entrepreneur with 25 years of textile and apparel industry experience. He is known for propelling cutting-edge product and market innovation in the realms of sustainability and circular resource efficiency. He is the current CEO and co-founder of Circular Systems SPC.
Isaac Nichelson Biography
Having worked with brands like Global Hemp Group Inc., The House of Marley, and Hilaturas Ferre, Isaac Nichelson possesses comprehensive fashion industry experience. A knowledge base that extends from raw materials production and apparel/accessory/footwear design and manufacture, all the way through branding, marketing and leadership of fashion and textile companies.
As one of the pioneers to promote sustainable textiles and fashion, California Apparel News named him “Eco-Johnny Appleseed” in 2007.
Isaac has founded a few eco-friendly and sustainable companies in the past, including Livity Outernational, the world's first stylistically relevant eco-lifestyle brand, and Sustainable Source Studios, the world’s premier eco-fashion agency.
He is presently the CEO of Circular Systems SPC, which he founded in 2017. Circular Systems is a Social Purpose Company providing the world's leading technologies transforming waste-to-value in the textile and fashion industries.
Circular Systems SPC received the prestigious Global Change Award in March 2018, for the Company’s Agraloop technology that converts crop waste into high value materials suitable for textiles. The award was issued by H&M Foundation.
With over 20 years of focus on sustainability in fashion, Isaac is regarded as a thought leader in the space. He works as an active contributor to industry think tanks and reports, including as a contributor to the groundbreaking 2017 Report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation "Lets Make Fashion Circular". Isaac is also a member of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship, the Levi's Collaboratory, and the Textile Exchange.
As a speaker, Isaac also has been engaged in events like Global Recycling Forum, San Francisco 2015, Moving Beyond Sustainability Keynote, Amsterdam Holland, February 2020, to name a few.
Read Isaac's full biography on https://www.openbusinesscouncil.org/wiki/isaac-nichelson
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