Dr. Hakan Karaosman

Assitant Professor
Cardiff Universtiy and FReSCH

Dr. Hakan Karaosman is an internationally experienced and award-winning scientific researcher focusing on fashion supply chains at the nexus of climate change and social justice. He is Assistant Professor at Cardiff Business School, Chief Scientist at FReSCH (Fashion's Responsible Supply Chain Hub, an UN-recognised and EU-awarded action research project), Chair of Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion (UCRF) and Advisory Board Member at Remake.

Hakan is named in the Vogue Business 100 Innovators: Class of 2023 as a Sustainability Thought Leader. He is also awarded the Cardiff University Celebrating Excellence Awards 2023 for Excellence in Sustainability. He is regularly featured in international media articles, including Forbes, The Guardian, Vogue Italia, Vogue Business, Business of Fashion, Irish Times, Women’s Wear Daily, inStyle Türkiye, Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica.

Hakan gives keynote speeches at multi-stakeholder events including Financial Times, TEDx and Global Fashion Summit. In addition to his published work featuring highly cited academic papers, book chapters, teaching cases and industrial reports, he has several collaborations about sustainability, climate change and transparency with organisations including the UN, NGOs, fashion companies and media platforms.

Hakan holds BSc. in Environmental Engineering, MSc. in Management in Engineering of Energy and Environment and double degree Ph.D. in Industrial Management.

Participation in talks