Saskia van Gendt is head of sustainability at Rothy’s, a global lifestyle brand best known for creating stylish, comfortable shoes from recycled plastic water bottles. As an environmental scientist with 15 years of experience in sustainable manufacturing and design, Saskia develops strategies to reduce Rothy’s footprint and advance innovations in materials and production.
Prior to joining Rothy’s, Saskia worked as senior director of sustainability at Method, a brand renowned for its plant-based and design-led cleaning products. At Method, Saskia implemented sustainability initiatives for the European business and at Method’s soap factory in Chicago. Saskia started her career working at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) office in San Francisco, focused on pioneering approaches to Zero Waste.