WHY US

ABOUT US

V&V FOUNDERS, VICTORIA & VANESSA

 

We believe that by working together we can improve the fashion and jewellery sectors to the benefit of all in the supply chain.  Having met and worked together at the Fairtrade Foundation, we have a shared vision and passion for what sustainability in the fashion & jewellery sectors means. We have over 15yrs hands on, commercial experience – from designing and manufacturing product for leading brands, to developing the strategies behind key certification and traceability tools used by businesses to source responsible materials.  We have visited mines, cotton fields and factories across the world; and have supported businesses of all sizes to improve their sourcing practices, drive sales and more effectively communicate with their customers.  

Our commercial background means we understand our clients and speak the same language.  We can help you decode the jargon that surrounds sustainability and develop practical ways to improve your business.

 

Vanessa Brain

As one of the founders of V&V, Vanessa brings together a wealth of commercial fashion and sustainability experience.  She is a specialist in sustainable materials, global sourcing, certification and traceability systems for the fashion and textiles sector.

Victoria Waugh

With over 15 years in the fashion, textile, and jewellery sectors, Victoria supports companies to define and implement sustainability strategies; and to source and produce responsibly. 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

 

Harriet Lamb, CBE

Victoria & Vanessa were valued members of the Fairtrade Foundation, leading multi- stakeholder projects to build sustainable markets for Fairtrade cotton and gold. They are both skilled team-players experienced at working across the commercial and NGO sectors to drive change and deliver positive impact for producers

Sonia Menezes, Clogau

Victoria was able to manage our expectations, working alongside our brand and supply chain teams and keeping our directors informed of each step in the process in a timely and concise manner.  It's a pleasure to work with someone with the amount of dedication that Victoria has, coupled with a great skill set that matches the needs of a fast growing and fast moving business

Tim Wilson, Historic Futures

Vanessa helped shape our sales strategy and worked very effectively to explore the market for our innovative supply-chain visibility product.  Her expert knowledge of the textiles sector was invaluable in the successful management of complex projects, across multiple tiers of the supply chain.

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