CFE’s Irene-Marie Seelig Wins LCFxKering Award



CFE sends massive congratulations to Irene-Marie Seelig on her win at the 2016 Kering Award for Sustainable Fashion with Stella McCartney. The LCFxKering award reflects the importance of sustainability and social consciousness working with talent who merge these passions to create a sustainable future for the fashion industry. Irene’s exciting project Mushroom Skin, winner of the award for Innovation, focusses on the development of a biodegradable and renewable vegetarian mushroom leather viable for the luxury fashion market.

Irene, who completed an MA in Fashion Entrepreneurship and Innovation with LCF, worked with CFE from October 2015 up until her win on a paid internship supporting the team with Marketing and Fashion Tech.

“The Kering Award curriculum and mentorship programme, was an invaluable experience as sustainability is deeply rooted in my professional and personal life and provided a platform where I could explore my ideas in developing a circular material to be an alternative for non-leathers and leathers. With much gratitude, I feel honored to be selected as one of the recipients for the Kering Award 2016 with Stella McCartney.” – Irene-Marie Seelig

Congratulations Irene!

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