Welcome to the latest episode of our Podcast series "In Conversation" where we bring you inspiring stories, retail insights and conversation from fashion's most influential business leaders.
Esther Verburg is the Executive Vice President of Sustainable Business and Innovation at Tommy Hilfiger and PVH Europe. Having had an extensive career in sustainable fashion, her knowledge about circularity and innovation is unrivalled.
She started her sustainability journey at MADE-BY, a non-profit organisation focused on making sustainable fashion common practice. Co-building the organisation from scratch, she pioneered sustainable strategies, supply chain management and communications.
After starting her own company, combining consultancy on sustainability strategy for corporates and strategy for social entrepreneurs, she joined PVH in 2014. In her role at Tommy Hilfiger and PVH Europe, Esther is responsible for the sustainability strategy and program. The program has become a driver of brand purpose and value, setting and performing against ambitious targets.
In this episode of the ‘In Conversation’ podcast, Esther talks to, Tom Shearsmith, Senior News and Features Writer at TheIndustry.fashion, about her super-sustainable career, the appeal of Tommy Hilfiger to consumers, how the brands sustainability and circularity plan is implemented, and the future for sustainable innovation.
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