Education On-Demand

Functional Fabric Fair Portland – Fall 2021

How to Turn Trash into Treasure With Innovative Fabric Sourcing

Company: GOT BAG

Date: Thursday, Nov 18th

Time: 2:30 PM

GOT BAG saw the plastic pollution crisis as an opportunity to solve a global environmental problem through contemporary & creative product development by creating a fully vertical supply chain where GOT BAG transforms plastic recovered from its own ocean clean-up into yarn. The company creates unique bags, backpacks, and accessories with its innovative fabric made from 100% recycled ocean plastic. Each GOT BAG product is a sustainable, functional, and durable original that has recovered and recycled 9.9 pounds of plastic from our oceans, setting an example for the industry of what the future of fashion can look like.

Speaker: Matthias Paisdzior

Speaker Title:  Head of Operations & Finance

Speaker Bio: Born and raised in Germany, with a bachelor’s degree in Finance & Economic Sciences and a master’s degree in Management, Matthias worked as the Head of Operations & Finance for internationally operating companies across a wide range of industries before turning his passion for the outdoors and sustainability into his living and starting something completely new. Now he's leading GOT BAG’s North American business from beautiful Portland, Oregon. As a new dad, he’s trying to create an impact for a better future for his daughter by cleaning our oceans from plastic pollution, with innovative products made of 100 % recycled ocean plastic.