We are a force for change, a movement for sustainable fashion

We are a non-profit organisation supporting brands, micro-businesses, professionals and students who want to integrate sustainability practices within their activities and education.


We support brands, designers, students, micro-businesses and professionals in developing
sustainability practices necessary for their organisation or educational path. We facilitate synergies and partnerships.

Since 2018, we have developed and shared good practices in responsible fashion through research, innovation, and dialogue with institutions, becoming one of the leading voices in the sector in Italy and abroad.

Our activities

Responsible fashion, transparency throughout the supply chain, sustainable materials. You can’t find the information you are looking for? That’s what we’re here for!

Supporting micro-businesses

We provide in-depth reports, updated information through our magazine, we offer customized training opportunities and consultations through our rén community. Furthermore, we create networking opportunities and industry round tables at our physical and online events.

We have collaborated with

Meidea, CLASS, Eco-Age, Orange Fiber, Berto, Tonello, Officina +39, Gruppo Kering, Rifò Lab, Freitag, Supply Compass, Stayi, Gaia Segattini, Dienpi, Medulla, Lampo.

Public sector and intergovernmental organizations

We put our knowledge at the service of the public sector by giving recommendations and consultations at a national and international level. We provide training and participate in institutional debates to accelerate legislation for sustainability.

We have collaborated with

the European Research Council Executive Agency (EU department), FAO, UN Focal Point for Climate Change, WIPO, Italian Senate of the Republic, Circular Economy Club, Eco Intelligent Growth.

Academic sector and research

We work with universities and higher education institutions, committed to researching and developing solutions to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable fashion. We provide contents and services at a reduced price to ensure access to students and researchers.

We have collaborated with

Out of Fashion, IED Turin and SUMAS.

Our history

We met during the ‘Out of Fashion’ masterclass in 2017. By the end of the training path we had become aware of two main aspects that helped us lay the foundation for our project: there was a lack of networking opportunities and a scarcity of knowledge regarding sustainability in fashion. Furthermore, the vast majority of contents on the topic were exclusively available in English, which made it difficult to openly have access to detailed and updated information

As a result, In April 2018, the non-profit rén collective was registered as an association for social advancement.

See our By-laws (ITA)

Our activities started with translations of various articles from English to Italian, which made information equally available to the Italian public.

On our website, we publish reports on a wide range of topics revolving around mindful living and responsible production. Through our social media platforms we focus on expanding our community through transparent and informative communication.

In time our team has grown and has welcomed professionals from diverse backgrounds and a wide variety of skill sets such as: legal, design, product, development, marketing, communication, supply chain and digital design.

We live in different countries, therefore we perceive global change and the evolution of fashion with an international perspective.


Francesca Mitolo
Fashion Designer, teeshare Owner
rén: President
Nicoletta Stecca
Circular Fashion Consultant and Designer
rén: Vice-President, Strategist, Circular fashion expert
Stefano Brizzi
Web developer and Graphic Designer
rén: Co-Founder
Sara Cavagnero
IP Lawyer, PhD researcher, IP & sustainability in Fashion
rén: Content coordinator in Legal and sustainability area
Karen Modeo
Creative Director Studioak
rén: Co-Founder, Textile Colorist

Valerie Tonolli
Digital Designer and Creative Director
rén: Co-Founder

Lorenza Vacchetto
Fashion Assistant, Pattern Maker and Image Consultant
rén: Co-Founder, Editor in Chief and Content Creator
Federica Bertolani
Senior Sustainability Consultant
rén: Certifications expert and contributor on sustainability contents

Eleonora Gavino
Beauty Product/Project Manager
rén: Beauty expert

Ilenia Ghità
Fashion and Graphic Designer
rén: Writer and Content Creator
Manuela De Sanctis
Marketing consultant and Social Media Manager
rén: Contributor
Alessandra Ciarnò
Sustainability Officer
rén: Supply chain specialist and accessories production expert
Livia Caliopi Biro
Founder and Social Media Manager Inspiration eco
rén: Social Media Editor, Writer and Content Creator
Maddalena Rapuano
Fashion Designer
rén: Illustrator and graphic designer
Matteo Bonavitacola
Advisor on impact marketing
rén: Campaign Strategist
Giorgia Medici
Fashion Designer
rèn: Graphic Designer, sustainable knitwear expert
Giuditta Vinai
Junior Project Manager China Center (Poli Torino)
rén: Contributor
PhD Researcher European University Institute
rén: Contributor

Irene Maddio
Sales and Marketing Manager
rén: Contributor, columnist

Collaboration is one of the essential values of the rén collective.
Open, inclusive, diverse, pluralist, participatory, our community provides network opportunities to anyone.

Join our community

People make the dif-fer- rén-ce. Would you like to become part of our team as a partner or contributor? Contact us!

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