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#11 Isaac Nichelson - CEO & Co-founder at Circular Systems S.P.C. (Social Purpose Corporation)

Season 1, Ep. 11

This week, we are meeting with Isaac Nichelson, he is the founder and CEO of Circular Systems S.P.C. (Social Purpose Corporation), and in this episode, we are talking about his company Circular System, how to talk about sustainability without doing greenwashing, how can the fashion industry accelarate its sustainable revolution and his biggest challenges for the coming years.

Circular Systems S.P.C. (Social Purpose Corporation) is a materials science company, focused on the development of innovative circular and regenerative technologies, transforming waste into valuable fiber, yarn, and textile fabrics for the fashion industry.

With their waste-to-fiber platforms Texloop and Agraloop, combined with our proprietary Orbital Composite Yarn technology, they offer break-through solutions for the most efficient management of textile/apparel and agricultural waste streams.

The Circular Systems, “Lightest Touch™” philosophy, defines their mission to retain the maximum amount of embedded energy in waste inputs— to create the highest-value outputs. They strive to achieve beyond zero-waste in order to achieve regenerative impacts for the benefit of people, planet, and industry. This is achieved through the most elegantly simple and efficient approaches to deconstruction, coupled with the most advanced new-materials strategies. 


00:51 Isaac presents himself and his company.

11:28 Why he decided to work in this industry and take this problem personally.

17:34 What does it means sustainability, the greenwashing.

18:50 How we have to talk about the problem with doing greenwashing.

21:02 Isaac tells us good advice on material/products and if it’s more expensive.

24:21 Does he work with a lot of big company.

25:24 How can the fashion industry accelarate its sustainable revolution.

26:58 Does the industy talk together to find solutions? 

28:44 The biggest challenge in the next years? 

29:48 What he wants to close the door to this industry, what he looks at to get inspired, the last pieces of clothes he bought, which personality he would like to listen to in this podcast.


We should talk about our impact, and we should talk about moving tour with generative impact as a high bar, as a goal. Zero impact is not gonna save us as spieces, it’s a very good milestone on the way to achieve beneficial impact. We need to start to talk about it in this industry in a new way.

The good news is that the industry is collaborating at the highest level. 

Over the next year, the biggest chalenge, is scaling as fast and humanely possible to meet the absolute massive volume that are required if we gonna really change things.


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