dr. KA (Kim) Poldner

dr. KA (Kim) Poldner


Kim is Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship & Organization and founder of the Circular Fashion Lab. Kim obtained her PhD at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland: for her PhD project she longitudinally studied 58 sustainable entrepreneurs in the fashion industry. Her research interests evolve at the crossroads of entrepreneurship, aesthetics and sustainability and she has written award winning case studies on sustainable fashion pioneers such as Veja and Osklen.

Kim teaches the course Circular Entrepreneurship: Co-creating the circular economy and supervises MSc thesis projects on this topic.

The Circular Fashion Lab brings designers and companies together with researchers and students to answer pressing questions in fashion supply chains. Kim is specifically interested in developing the business case for circular fashion. For more information: www.wur.nl/circularfashion

Before she embarked on an academic career, Kim was founder of the first eco fashion store in The Netherlands in 2005 and founder of online platform Eco Fashion World. Her green wardrobe, including her up cycled wedding dress, was exhibited during the exhibition Wear I Am in 2017.