Sophie Thomas

Founding Director, Thomas.Matthews Co-founder and Partner, URGE Collective, United Kingdom

Sophie is an unusual mix of creative campaigner, practicing designer and chartered waste manager. She has been working in the fields of sustainable and ethical design, behavior change and material process through her London based agency, Thomas.Matthews for over 20 years. Sophie is one of the founding members of URGE collective which is currently launching Design Declares – a sector response to the climate emergency. In 2012, she founded The Great Recovery, a programme that looked to build capacity and understanding around circular design in the materials supply chain.

Through her work on The Great Recovery Sophie has become a leader in sustainable product and process design, advising industries like the FMCG sector, Oil and Gas, Construction, and the Apparel sector, looking at how to consider design from a closed loop perspective. She has an in-depth knowledge of material use and how to reduce the impact of design on the environment.

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Open your MIND, act with your HEART in the plenary, Designing Future Society on October 14, 2022 | IN-PERSON and ONLINE#IntlDesignConPH