Rui Fontoura

Fiber & Materials Strategy Lead for Cotton and Crops, Textile Exchange

Rui Fontoura is the Fiber & Materials Strategy Lead for Cotton and Crops. He is developing and implementing a Climate+ based industry road map for sustainable cotton and other fiber crops, incorporating ambitious direction-of-travel goals. Prior to joining Textile Exchange, Rui worked at Burberry, where he led the company’s adoption of organic cotton from strategy conception to operational implementation across the business. Before that, he held various manufacturing and corporate level positions in the fashion industry across the globe, addressing the supply chain from raw materials to finished product, focusing on product innovation and global sourcing.