Marco Ricchetti (1956), an economist, he is co-founder of Sustainability Lab, the first Italian social network on textile and fashion sustainability with over 1000 registered members, and member of the board of Blumine srl a sustainable fashion & rextile consulting company. He is currently consultant and advisor to the president at the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and of Pitti Immagine – the organizer of Pitti Uomo. He previously served for 10 years as economic research director at Federtessile the Italian Federation of the Textile and Fashion Industry.
He has published over 30 academic articles, books and chapters in books on fashion economics, sustainability and circular economy. The latest are: Chapter The Fashion System in Italy structural changes and professional profiles (with P. Volonté), in “White Book – Fashion Education in Italy” (by the Education Committee of the Fashion and Accessory Round Table at the Italian Ministry of Economic Development), Marsilio, 2018, Neomaterials in the Circular Economy: Fashion, Edizioni Ambiente 2017; Chapter Shifting, Perspectives on Sustainability Supply Chain Management in the Fashion Business, (with K.Khurana), in “Fashion Tales, Feeding the Imaginary”, Peter Lang, 2017; Two decades of sustainable supply chain management in the fashion business, an appraisal, Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, (with K.Khurana) 2016; The Beautiful and the Good, a view from Italy on sustainable fashion, (with M.L Frisa,) Marsilio, 2012.