Meet the experts

Once again, hard data is backing up the point that sustainability is mission-critical in the fashion industry. A new McKinsey & Company report indicates that EU consumers have already changed their behavior to achieve sustainability goals – even more since the COVID-19 crisis. To help you accelerate or start your sustainability journey, CIFF has teamed up with four of Denmark’s leading experts. See their biographies below.

All experts will be present at Elevated Order Days by CIFF, August 9 – 12th, answering questions and guiding you on the journey towards a green transition.

Book a meeting with our sustainability experts HERE!


Else Skjold is Associate Professor, PhD in Design and Sustainability at the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Design School, Denmark. She holds an MA in Culture and Communication from the University of Copenhagen (2003) and a PhD from Copenhagen Business School and Design School Kolding (2014).

Since her PhD she has conducted research in collaboration with a line of DK based SME’s within the fashion- and textiles sector, with a particular focus on strategic design development and communication based on organizational thinking and deep user studies (wardrobe studies). Within the latter years she has worked with debated and wicked areas such as fur and ethnic entrepreneurship, and currently works with a cross-sectional project on circularity within the framework of DK innovation network Lifestyle & Design Cluster. In her daily work she teaches on the MA Strategic Design and Entrepreneurship (KADK+CBS) and is newly appointed Head of the MA Fashion, Clothing and Textiles: New Landscapes for Change, at the KADK.

Book a meeting with Else if you would like to know more about strategic design, communication, wardrobe studies, fur and/or ethnic entrepreneurship.


Thomas Nissen was raised in scenic surroundings in north Funen in Denmark and today lives in Copenhagen with his life partner and their two boys. He is an international experienced leader in branded and premium fashion apparel with over 20 years’ commercial experience in wholesale strategy, sales, business planning, management, and team development. Driven by values, helping, and serving companies to succeed and reach their full growth potential, by balancing purpose and profits to create positive change for the future.

He is the founder of Save agency, a value and network-based fashion consultancy working in the intersection between sustainability and strategy. Its mission is to help fashion clients become fit to write their future, by aligning strategy processes, sustainability knowledge and innovation to help them create new visions and achieve a more sustainable business. He is a volunteer and member of Plastic Change a Danish environmental organization working hard to break the exponential growth of plastic pollution on a global scale.

He is the former CEO and partner of Tight holding ApS (Fiveunits, 2nd One, Plain units) a designer pants holding company, consisting of three individual brands headquartered in Denmark with international distribution in 15 markets.

Book a meeting with Thomas if you would like to know more about strategy, sales, business planning and development and/or team development.


Suzi Christoffersen is an expert in sustainable and innovative materials in the fashion and textile industry. She has worked closely with many Scandinavian brands and textile companies as a consultant on incorporating sustainability into their existing businesses.

Through several years in the industry, Suzi has built a vast knowledge of the environmental challenges in the industry. This combination has given her a unique insight into the environmental innovations and business opportunities that lie within sustainability.

Book a meeting with Suzi if you would like to know more about sustainable and innovative materials, material strategy and/or business development.


Marie Busck, Head of CSR & Sustainability at Dansk Fashion & Textile (DM&T), has worked with CSR and sustainability for more than 15 years in leading human rights institutions, civil society and international businesses.

She has deep knowledge of international standards on sustainability and responsible business conduct as well as extensive experience from applying in practice. She focuses on issues, such as developing and deploying sustainability strategies, environment and human rights due diligence, responsible supply chain management, and transparency.

Her area of expertise also covers the vast amount of product eco-labels, such as GOTS, GRS and Oekotex etc., as well as the many certification schemes, such as BSCI, SA 8000 and Sedex that exist within the textile industry.

Book a meeting with Marie if you would like to know more about human rights, eco-labels, due diligence, supply chain management and/or transparency.

Book a meeting with our sustainability experts HERE!