Frank Michel

Executive Director
ZDHC Foundation

Frank Michel is a decisive and determined leader with more than 20 years of experience leading multi-stakeholder initiatives focused on chemical compliance and sustainability within the fast-moving consumer goods industry (FMCG).

He is Executive Director of The ZDHC Foundation, a multi-stakeholder initiative on a mission to phase out hazardous chemicals in the global textile and footwear value-chain, and author of Detoxing the Fashion Industry, For Dummies — the first book to trace the history of chemicals in fashion, while crucially, pointing to new solutions.

Under Frank’s leadership, The ZDHC Foundation has grown a multi-stakeholder initiative of more than 160 contributors and expanded its geographical reach from headquarters in Amsterdam/Europe with offices now in Shanghai/China, Mumbai/India, Portland/U.S. and Milan/Italy.

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Now Is the Time to Detox the Fashion Industry — Here's How to Do It
Now Is the Time to Detox the Fashion Industry — Here's How to Do It

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / ZDHC Foundation Executive Director Frank Michel outlines why now is the time for the industry to stick to its sustainability commitments, and offers the industry a free tool to start detoxing. - 2 years ago

Why Sustainable Chemistry Is Key to the Success of a Circular Fashion Industry
Why Sustainable Chemistry Is Key to the Success of a Circular Fashion Industry

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Earlier this year, the Global Fashion Agenda released the CEO Agenda for the fashion industry, which highlights the “efficient use of chemicals, water and energy” as a core priority for immediate implementation. However, while chemical management is listed high on this agenda, time and again, the importance of this topic is not reflected in key conferences and events. - 4 years ago

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