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Sustainable School Uniforms

Sustainable School Uniforms

Kapes is a closed loop, tech-enabled, e-commerce company with a social mission, providing sustainable school uniforms that help to make the world a better place. Kapes was born from wanting to find a way to fight the climate crisis and revolutionise the school uniform market at the same time.

From day-to-day schoolwear to sportswear, swimwear and accessories, Kapes’ extensive range of sustainably certified products will have students ready for all school activities.

Research shows that a uniform can reduce school absenteeism by 62% among those that can’t afford one. So for every child that Kapes sell a uniform to, Kapes provides a free uniform for a child in need in a developing country.

Emma graduated with distinction from Rhodes University with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Biochemistry. Since graduating, she has worked in the education sector throughout Asia.

She has experience in Nature-based Solutions for Disaster and Climate Resilience, SDG-Academy. In Emma’s spare time she wrote for an environmental think-tank, covering topics ranging from sustainable diets and lifestyles to biodiversity loss and conservation initiatives. Through her work at Metanoia, Emma is fulfilling a lifelong ambition of working in sustainability for education. She is currently working on applied sustainability audits in schools with the aim of helping them become net-zero institutions.

Her areas of interest include sustainability education, biodiversity loss, sustainable diets, and plastic pollution.

Kiran is an Environment and Sustainability masters graduate from Monash University, Australia. As a former digital marketer, she has experience in project management, campaign execution and brand development for multiple start-up companies.

Through Metanoia, she has applied her knowledge in sustainability communications and stakeholder engagement to drive behaviour change and whole school engagement within schools across Asia. Kiran also brings waste expertise to the team from auditing, reporting and providing innovative and circular solutions. Outside of work, Kiran likes to engage in environmental activism; from working with non-profits to reduce plastic pollution, to advocating for animal rights.

Her passion lies in water sanitation and sustainable agricultural practices.