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The CLIMAFIX Summit is India’s largest climate startup summit, organized by EAI & Energy Consortium – IIT Madras. Abhilash Subramanyam of ReWill shares his thoughts on Low Carbon Materials at CLIMAFIX Summit 2022, Nov 25 & 26, 2022, at the IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai.

The session was moderated by Narendra Bhandari, Sea Fund

Other panel participants were:

Sivakumar Muthusamy and Gnanapragasam Singaravel – Ariviya (Watch their presentation – here)

Suthagar S – Arola (Watch their presentation – here)

Vikram Bakaraju – Surya Sakthi (Watch their presentation – here)

Solomon Jones – Terracarb (Watch their presentation – here)

Prasad Gangavkar – LUXSOLI Energy  (Watch their presentation – here

In the dynamic world of fashion, where trends evolve rapidly and consumer demands drive production, Abhilash Subramanyam, the founder of ReWill, emerges as a catalyst for change. As a student of engineering at Gita, Abhilash recognized a pressing issue within the industry: its significant contribution to global pollution. Determined to address this challenge, he embarked on a mission to revolutionize fashion through sustainable practices.

The Challenge:

The fashion industry, renowned for its innovation and creativity, has long faced sustainability concerns. With rapid production cycles and a focus on profit margins, environmental impact often takes a backseat. Abhilash identified this imbalance and sought to address it through ReWill’s innovative approach

The Solution:

At the core of ReWill’s philosophy lies the ethos of ethical fashion. By repurposing and reusing materials, particularly denim, ReWill mitigates waste and reduces environmental harm. This commitment to sustainability is not merely a concept but a significant solution to a pressing global issue.

Operational Impact:

ReWill’s initiatives translate theory into practice. Through projects like the denim drive, where old garments are transformed into stylish jackets, significant environmental and economic benefits are realized. With estimated costs and revenues indicating financial viability, the environmental savings in terms of water and carbon dioxide emissions underscore the efficacy of ReWill’s approach.

Social Responsibility:

Beyond financial metrics, ReWill prioritizes social impact. By providing fair employment opportunities to individuals within the community, ReWill fosters economic empowerment and social cohesion. This emphasis on equitable practices aligns with ReWill’s overarching commitment to ethical conduct.

Future Prospects:

Looking ahead, ReWill envisions a future where sustainability is synonymous with fashion. Plans for an integrated platform to facilitate consumer-tailor interaction signal ReWill’s ambition to scale its impact and catalyze industry-wide change. Collaborations with local communities and indigenous artisans underscore ReWill’s commitment to inclusive and sustainable growth.

Championing Ethical Practices:

In a sector often characterized by excess and disregard for environmental consequences, ReWill stands as a beacon of ethical conduct. Abhilash’s leadership and the team’s unwavering dedication exemplify a commitment to responsible entrepreneurship and environmental stewardship.

In the journey of fashion’s growth, ReWill stands out as a leader in making clothes in a way that’s good for the Earth and people. By mixing new ideas with care for the environment, Abhilash Subramanyam and ReWill give us hope for a future where fashion not only looks great but also helps our planet and communities.

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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.

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