In recognition for her continued work toward sustainable business practices and supporting the growth of the overall textile business, Annabelle Hutter (photo, center) has been announced as the winner of this year’s coveted Rising Star award.
The sustainability advocate and Creative Director of Säntis Textiles, Singapore, Hutter was presented the award at the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference on November 16, 2021.
The Rising Star award is presented to individuals that have shown initiative, excellent leadership skills, and ongoing action toward sustainable practices in the textile industry. Combined with studying at STF in Zurich/Switzerland, since joining the business in 2020, Hutter has made her mark on the business by implementing new working practices, adopting a clear marketing direction, and setting out a concise strategy ready to take Säntis Textiles forward. A Swiss company headquartered in Singapore, Säntis Textiles specialize in fiber, yarn and fabric development for the global market and is a key player in the sustainable textile industry.
Held both virtually and in-person for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference hosted changemakers, trailblazer and peers from around the globe, with the aim of driving impact and create efficiencies for the wider textile industry. Through a series of Round Table discussions and keynote presentations, the conference united leaders from across the industry to tackle urgent climate action on textile fiber and materials.