Create actual sustainable products that sell

The only training you need to take responsibility and improve your environmental impact

Calculate your product footprint step by step

The only training you need to take responsibility and improve your environmental impact in fashion’s supply chain.

We need sustainable solutions that everybody loves. Sustainable products and services should be of high quality, highly desirable, and convenient—all in one. Through clever innovation, you can add value and, at the same time, reduce the environmental burden. The key challenge here is the ratio of low environmental impact with a high value of the product.

In other words, we need a new norm for sustainability. Highly transparent, fact-checked, measured, compared, and calculated. Our industry can do much better. We need a radical change, and we are here to help you to make it happen.  

Rethink Rebels Academy

What are we going to do?

In this masterclass, we develop an environmental footprint in 3 modules. In our sustainable strategy masterclass, you have learned that a sound plan of action can lead to more profit, but how do you create a sustainable product that will sell well, too?

Here you will learn all of that and more. You get to understand what a footprint is and WHY you should care. You discover how to calculate a footprint and communicate this by inspirational examples from the fashion industry.

What do you get?

  • Our proven step-by-step plan
  • Concrete footprint tool and resources
  • Useful calculation templates for dummies
  • Practical exercises
  • A membership to the online community and group forum
  • A group forum to ask questions and get feedback
  • Co-participants who share their creativity and help you along

Why should you start to measure impact?

  • to use evidence-based metrics
  • to have a base level of your current environmental impact
  • to set realistic goals, targets & KPIs
  • to avoid and lower negative impacts
  • to communicate transparently about your sustainable efforts
  • to generate trust with your customers
  • to avoid greenwashing

What you will learn from this masterclass

Week 1
What is a footprint, and why care

✔ The urge for credible data
✔ Stop greenwashing
✔ Understand Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
✔ International regulation and guidelines
✔ Carbon cycle explained

What to expect:

5 videos by Rachel and Natascha

Week 2
How to calculate a footprint

✔ Product Environmental Footprint explained
✔ Set your goal and scope
✔ Open source database material
✔ Fashion industry example of an LCA

What to expect:

4 videos by Rachel and Natascha

1 template Footprint measurement

Week 3
How to communicate your product footprint

✔ Importance of public communication
✔ Create your company footprint
✔ Greenhouse Gas protocol & GRI reporting
✔ Make your company footprint
✔ GRI reporting

What to expect:

4 videos by Rachel and Natascha

1 roadmap to measure your company footprint

 

 

Week 4
LIVE Event: Calculate it yourself

✔ Analyse your product and production process
✔ Develop your own environmental footprint
✔ Make informed material and energy decisions
✔ Communicate your product footprint
✔ Q&A with Rachel & Natascha

What to expect:

1 LIVE event by Rachel & Natascha

Professionals who did this course

Juliana Marques

The Footprint masterclass enabled me to understand what a footprint is and how to measure the life cycle of products in an easy way. The course is really practical because of the exercises that support the theory and the tools. On a daily basis I develop new products, and to develop new products on basis of their environmental impact was an eye-opener to me. It helps me to communicate the sustainable benefits of a product, make more informed decisions, and chose more sustainable materials instead: because it's measurable now.

Juliana Marques
Category Manager
PF Concept
Kevin Zomerdijk

We didn’t know anything about LCA, but this course is a great experience and satisfied our needs for structured and easy-to-digest knowledge. There are great examples that explained the theory in real practice and information is explained step by step. Now we know the definition of an LCA, how to perform an LCA and how to judge the outcome. The training is both very professional and personal. Our eyes are opened after this amazing course and we are able to serve and inform our customers in a better way.

Kevin Zomerdijk
Product Director
Xindao

Meet Rachel and Natascha

LCA experts Rachel Cannegieter & Natascha van der Velden

Rachel is head rebel, consultant & coach. Rachel has over 20 years of professional experience in the fasion industry in different roles such as buyer, product manager, and salesmanager. She has worked with 50+ brands from at least 10 different countries by setting up sustainable strategies with a pragmatic approach. She holds a master degree in change management and is an LCA expert. She’s also a teacher at Amsterdam Fashion Institute and Amsterdam Fashion College. Her goal is to make the fashion industry circular together with you.

Natascha is LCA rebel, independent researcher, lecturer, reviewer & consultant. Natascha holds a PhD from the Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering with an expertise in textiles and fashion. She worked at first as a (business/product) manager and later as a (PhD and post-doc) researcher with many different companies, institutes and educations in varying roles and interdisciplinary environments. Her goal is to enlarge self-empowerment of designers, makers and users of textiles and fashion and to bridge the gap between science and practice. 

With this masterclass, you’ll become an environmental impact leader and transform your role in the fashion industry.

 

Create Actual Sustainable products

What’s included?

  • 1 LIVE day – closing
  • 3 modules WHAT, WHY and HOW al about Product Footprint
  • Unique resources
  • A membership to the online community and group forum
  • A group forum to ask questions and get feedback
  • Co-participants who share their creativity and help you along

FAQ

I am not sure if I am a rebel or a changemaker? (Click to hide)

You are more than welcome in our diverse group – we like it that way. You are unique, and we embrace you just the way you are. It’s simply sufficient that you are committed to a positive impact.

Do I need specific skills to take part in this masterclass? (Click to show)

No specific skills are necessary. This course is for anyone who would like to learn about environmental impact, product, and company footprint and how to make more informed sustainable decisions. It is beneficial to understand the fashion industry and its supply chain, but if you don’t have a clue—don’t worry—we got you covered!

Can I do this masterclass at my own pace? (Click to show)

There are no strict set times to complete your homework 😉 However, you will get the most out of this class if you plan and schedule your training times in your agenda and really do them.

How is this product delivered (Click to show)

We want to get you started implementing. That’s why, right after you sign up, you will receive access, along with the videos, tools and downloads, with a unique login and password just for you. We like to update the content with the latest findings when needed, so this online approach allows you to access this information from any computer around the world at any time. The entire course is hosted on its own password­-protected website, and you’ll receive a few emails to keep you on track.

What if I’m not tech savvy… can I still implement this product? (Click to show)

While the masterclass is delivered online, it has a very simple layout, which requires very little tech understanding. We also have an amazing support team to help you out if anything comes up along the way.

When does this Masterclass start? (Click to show)

This program can start right after your purchase! You will gain knowledge, learn skills and break patterns that will make sense and give you purpose at your work and in your life.

When are modules released? (Click to show)

Each week’s module is released on a weekly basis.

How much time do I need to dedicate to completing the masterclass? (Click to hide)

Between 2-6 hours a week—it’s entirely up to you.

How long do I have access to the masterclass? (Click to show)

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have access as long as this masterclass is online. 

What if I don't like this masterclass or it doesn't get the results I wanted? (Click to show)

Based on our existing members who have already joined and started to become Rebel, we think you are going to love what we’ve created­! But of course, we realize it can’t be a perfect fit for everyone. At RethinkRebels, we believe you should only pay for the things that get you results. So, if you go through the entire masterclass, do all the exercises and experiments, and within 60 days, you have not made any steps, we will refund the whole course.

Simply put, we believe in what we created here at RethinkRebels. But we cannot do the work for you. We’ve done our part to design and continually improve this program that we know will give you the tools. We have done this for tens of hundreds of people! But… your unique answers need to come from you.

Having said that, if you put in the work and go through the process, we are confident you will become a rebel and calculate your own or your Product Footprint. But if for any reason you don’t gain value from this program, shoot us an email at: info@rethinkrebels.com, and we will provide you with personal support and/or refund your purchase.

Are there language requirements? (Click to show)

All masterclasses and recommended reading are conducted in Dutch and English. The video lectures are in English and have the option to slow down, speed up, pause or replay when needed.

What are your terms and conditions? (Click to show)

You can click here to be redirected to our terms and conditions page for details.

Who shoud I contact if I have any additional questions? (Click to show)

If your question wasn’t answered, please contact info@rethinkrebels.com.

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