Lauren Degenstein (she/her) is Team Lead of the Lamination Department at Davey Textile Solutions (DTS), an Edmonton-based manufacturer of flame resistant, high-reflective materials. She is also involved in DTS’ development of lyocell fibre from Alberta-grown hemp and leads the DTS Sustainability team which is currently focused on the company’s net-zero emission and waste reduction strategies. In 2021, Lauren completed a Master of Science in Clothing and Textiles from the University of Alberta where her research focused on product stewardship within the clothing and textile industry. Her other research interests include sustainable behaviour related to clothing practices and addressing the environmental impacts of the fashion industry through circularity and systems change. Lauren’s passion for textile sustainability and waste reduction has also led to her role as Textile and Fashion Expert with the non-profit organization, Waste Free Edmonton.