Engineer of change
Chemical engineer turned entrepreneur, founder of Kleiderly
“It did not make sense to me that we use so many natural resources and energy to produce [clothes] and ship them halfway around the world to then send them to landfill or incineration two years later. I thought there must be something else we can do about this.”
Chemical engineer and Forbes 30 under 30 shortlister Alina Bassi was shocked in realising how large our problem with textile waste is. She decided to fuel change herself and founded Kleiderly, an award-winning venture that transforms textile waste into a brand new plastic alternative. Alina is an advocate for women in STEM and a founding member of Founderland, an initiative supporting women of colour founders to raise investment.