Who bring expertise

Anne Laure Pedegert

Co-Funder UPCYBOM. Trained as a designer Anne Laure covered most of the position in the textile industry during her carrier. She has worked for big European groups as well as for tiny brands. For 11 years in Bangladesh, she is now the Managing director of Fashion Theory a trading company.

Fashion theory is focusing on designer brands. The satisfaction of their needs in terms of quantities often pushed the team to purchase leftovers fabrics. Travelling impossible, factories not accessible, the pandemic pushed this idea of an Upcycling Platform to be able to keep going with their work.

After 25 years of conventional work in fashion, Anne Laure is now giving priority to sustainable and responsible projects.

Ghislain Henno

Co-Founder UPCYBOM. Strong of 14 years’ experience in the textile industry. Ghislain started his career in Hong-Kong in 2007 where he oversaw the production for different brands in Europe via a trading company. Ghislain moved to Bangladesh in 2015 to be country manager for a French renowned lingerie company before moving to Tally Weijl. As Head of Global Sourcing for Tally Weijl, a fast fashion company for young women, with 40 million pcs produced, Ghislain was travelling very frequently to more than 9 countries where they have operations.

During all those years travelling in the textile producing countries, Ghislain could not unnoticed the waste produced by the textile industry but more importantly the unused stocks, leftovers … discarded with high potential to be used.

Investor / Partner

Who bring technology

Cedric Dijon

French IT Entrepreneur, Cédric started his journey as Web developer before going into Digital Marketing. Based in the middle of the Indian Silicon Valley in Bangalore since 10 years, he founded Skills Agency an IT Outsourcing company specialized in building online platform for the most popular digital agencies and brands in the world.

Aware of the impact of waste produced by the textile industry, he immediately detected the positive impact of UPCYBOM and become an active partner, providing IT resources and digital marketing expertise.