Nicole Bassett is the co-Founder of The Renewal Workshop, a company dedicated to industry-wide solutions for optimizing the value of resources invested in apparel. The Renewal Workshop partners with apparel brands to process their unsellable returns and excess inventory at its own state-of-the-art factory in Oregon, creating the category of Renewed Apparel. Prior, Nicole has applied her passion for environmental responsibility and human rights in consumer products. She has served in leadership roles in the Outdoor and Bicycle industries, as Director of Sustainability for prAna, Social Responsibility Manager at Patagonia and Head of Human Rights at Specialized Bicycles. Nicole has a noteworthy career leading the introduction of Fair Trade Apparel into the USA market, industry recognized for her work in championing and integrating social and environmental responsibility through businesses and supply chains as well as developing and implementing business strategy within apparel brands. Nicole received her Master’s in Environmental Studies with a focus on Business Strategy and Sustainability from York University in Toronto, Canada. She can also be found running and cycling with her husband and dogs.
Co-Founder, The Renewal Workshop