Eva Kruse is the Group SVP, Brand and Impact at PANGAIA, a direct-to-consumer materials science company on a mission to save the environment through breakthrough innovations for everyday lifestyle products.
PANGAIA functions as a global collective of scientists, designers, thinkers and creators from all backgrounds and walks of life, driven by purpose and powered by science – designing a better future.
Eva Kruse has been a pioneer by spearheading the movement towards a more responsible fashion industry for more than a decade, as the founder and CEO of Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) – the non-profit organisation behind the renowned landmark event Copenhagen Fashion Summit. Her mission the past many years has been to guide and mobilise industry leaders in taking bold and urgent action on sustainability. Under Kruse’s leadership, GFA has also accelerated the industry’s transition towards a more circular fashion system through its 2020 Commitment and policy work, as well as setting the benchmark on measuring and reporting on industry progress with Pulse of The Fashion Industry Report and industry guidance with the Fashion CEO Agenda. Previously, Kruse also co-founded Danish Fashion Institute along with Copenhagen Fashion Week in 2005. The fashion week in Copenhagen is now Scandinavia’s largest fashion event and was one of the first fashion weeks in the world to arrange an open programme with fashion events for the public.
Through working with the fashion industry’s leading brands, United Nations, European Commission and many international foundations, Kruse strives to drive awareness and action on sustainability with the aim to safeguard the future of our planet. As a globally recognised voice in sustainability and keynote speaker at conferences across the world including TEDx Talk, Kruse holds the Human Rights Prize from the French Embassy, and a Royal Order of Chivalry from the Danish Monarchy.