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Amanda Cattermole

Amanda Cattermole

Chemical Management (eg. REACH) Consultant

Bench Accredited

References


Lauren Heine

Executive Director, Northwest Green Chemistry

“I hired Amanda and Cattermole Consulting to assist with strategic development of a product claims strategy. She did a fabulous job interviewing key stakeholders, mapping out options and distilling many ideas into a clear and pragmatic strategy. I would strongly recommend working with Amanda. She is hard working and will not rest until results hit the mark.”

Primark

Charles Dickinson, Environmental and Sustainability at Primark stores.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with Amanda for the past few years now and in that time I have known Amanda to be a well-grounded and down to earth business partner and colleague. She is an expert in her field, pragmatic and a realist who seems to grasp ideas holistically whilst still taking note to the more acute details. I found this to be incredibly valuable in working with her in the area of Chemistry and its relation with fabrics and retail/wholesale whilst we faced the challenges within ZDHC. Amanda is a hard worker and value creator in the truest sense”

Coyuchi

Eileen Mockus, President and CEO

Amanda has provided factual and thorough information about textile processing for Coyuchi. She carefully listened to the questions we had and created thoughtful responses interpreting fairly technical information into understandable knowledge for everyone at Coyuchi, and our customers.”

Work Experience


Founder and CEO

Cattermole Consulting Inc.

(June 2014 - Present)

We help companies develop a chemicals management programs to actively manage chemicals in products and supply chains.

Projects include: Developed business plan for GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals.

Authored a report on the implications of green chemistry in textile supply chains. Provided a gap analysis on the ZDHC and Greenpeace MRSL for ZDHC.

Managed a project to evaluate the Interstate Chemicals Clearing House (IC2) Alternative Assessment Guide for Washington State. Provided feedback to improve function and usability of guide.

Co-leader for the Cancer Free Economy (CFE) initiative.

Developed strategic plan for the “Demand for safer Chemicals” work-stream.


Director R&D

Levi Strauss and Co.

(January 2011 - March 2014)

Embedded sustainability into all product development activities. Managed R&D process to ensure technologies and product concepts were developed prior to Go-to-Market timelines. Constantly researched new technologies, materials and tools to populate a pipeline of innovation.

Developed and implemented a chemical management vision, including guiding principles and clear definitions.

Educated stakeholders and set a corporate path and communication strategy towards managing and using safer chemicals.

Provided clarity and direction to the Innovation and Design functions by creating a 5-year road map that integrated corporate sustainability goals into product design.

Led multi-stakeholder work stream in ZDHC collaboration. Developed and published a framework to prioritize and phase out of hazardous chemicals used in the apparel and footwear supply chains.

Minimized company risk and avoided green washing by guiding and partnering with legal department to ensure data was available to substantiate consumer claims.

Increased awareness of sustainability into product creation by researching, educating and implementing sustainable tools into product development activities.

Managed complete phase out and replacement of perfluorinated chemicals in over 2 million products to adhere to a public commitment to detoxify the supply chain.


Director Business Development and Innovation

Levi Strauss and Co.

(January 2009 - January 2011)

Supported company “breakthrough” initiatives by facilitating global launch of products.

Led a cross-functional team to rationalize regional products into a global product line. Resulted in consistency of product, branding, and messaging to the consumer.

Technical lead for Levi’s® Commuter™ apparel. Resulted in creation of sub brand totaling 5MM units and continued research and adoption of performance denim.


Director Technical Projects Global Innovation

Levi Strauss and Co.

(January 2001 - January 2009)

Developed and used a stage-gated innovation process to research and develop brand concepts for global company. Organized and facilitated ideation sessions and rapid prototyping. Used Zeitgeist and focus groups to identify and implement innovation platforms to guide company design direction.


Education & Qualifications


University California, Davis

M.S. Textile Chemistry

(1987 - 1989)

Leeds University

B.Sc. Colour Chemistry

(1984 - 1987)

About Amanda Cattermole

Amanda Cattermole leads Cattermole Consulting Inc., and has over 25 years experience in product development, innovation and sustainability. She is an advocate for the adoption of safer chemicals and works with clients to develop and implement sustainability strategies that minimize company risk and result in safer consumer products. Amanda works with companies, NGO’s and multi-stakeholder groups to drive sustainability initiatives throughout organizations. She has built innovation processes, facilitated workshops, managed projects and developed chemical management programs for her clients. She has a degree in Chemistry and a Masters degree in Textile Chemistry.



Specialisms

Chemical Management

Policy & Compliance


Skills & Expertise

Chemical Alternative Assessments
Chemical Regulations
Innovation Processes
Project management
Textile Eco-labels and Standards

Current Location

San Francisco


Locations Considered

USA & Europe





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