Chiara Puppi - director
Chiara moved to Edinburgh in 2012 from Italy, where she learned to sew from her mother who is a passionate seamstress. She started as a project coordinator with the Welcoming Association - before Remode was established as an independent entity - and she is currently Executive Director of the social enterprise.
With a background in development studies, Chiara has been working in climate change and social integration in Edinburgh for the last 5 years. She is passionate about climate change, loves sewing and fascinated by multicultural diversity.
Chiara is a fellow student of the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE). She was awarded a Social Entrepreneurs Start Up Grant in 2017-2018.
monika fejes - operation manager
Monika is a teacher, designer and artist with a passion for textiles and fashion.
Originally from Hungary, Monika arrived in Edinburgh with her family in 2016 with the idea of making Scotland her new permanent home. She started working as a freelancer for Remode Collective in May 2018 and since then she has become a key member of the team looking after our products’ design and execution, and the organisation and delivery of workshops and classes.
hannah scott - project and volunteer coordinator
Working as a freelance coordinator at Remode Collective, Hannah oversees the enterprise’s community projects and volunteer programme. Originally from the north east of Scotland, Hannah moved to Edinburgh to study Textiles at Edinburgh College of Art.
Specialising in print Hannah also teaches and runs various printing workshops for Remode Collective. A dabbler in all things textiles, Hannah enjoys printing, embroidery and appliquée. A believer in up-cycling and ethical fashion, Hannah enjoys meeting new people, exchanging ideas, and working together as part of a bigger movement to achieve a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way of living.
Our board of directors
Kiaz Trepte - Art Director (Volunteer)
Kiaz has practiced for 35 years in the fashion industry. She obtained an Honours degree from Bristol University in fashion and textiles. Kiaz then worked her way up from a market stall in Camden, London producing her own goods, through various design rooms supplying high-street stores with garments produced in Turkey, Portugal, India and many other places. This led to running a full-design room which produced thousands of pieces for multiples such as Marks&Spencer and private designer boutiques across the UK. Kiaz was a private fitter for Vivienne Westwood at her Bond Street shop, producing one-off couture garments from archive patterns, right through to wedding gowns for VIP clients. As Art Director, Kiaz advises Remode on execution of collection, better and quick production methods, product appeal, amongst other things.
Morena Lo Nobile - Digital Communication and Media Director (Volunteer)
Morena started as a participant in “Learn to Sew” sessions at The Welcoming Association and is one of the founding Directors of Remode Collective. With a strong passion for clothes, fashion, environment and nature, Morena embodies Remode’s vision and mission. Morena worked in retail for many years - eight of which as a store manager - so she has a combination of organising and selling skills, which have proved to be very helpful to the enterprise. Currently based in Italy, she acts as a long-distance Director, and is deepening her skills in digital communication, social media and website development and maintenance.
Dorothee Bond - Business Development Director (Volunteer)
For more than 10 years, Dorothee has been working in development and foreign affairs in Africa and the Middle East. She loves to sew in her spare time and brings her experience in programme management and the raising of operational and project funds. Having lived in eight countries until, she has a deep appreciation of Remode’s approach to social inclusion, and how connections can contribute to lasting change in the lives and livelihoods of people around the world.