When Trading Your Clothes Brings You Good Karma

Three wines, three speakers, the smartest crowd in town.  Tech Tastes Wine is a business networking platform for tech entrepreneurs and investors of startups in the food, fashion, or wine sectors. Get your tickets: 

When: 15th April from 7 to 9PM
Where: The Collective, 14 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3JA
Who: Meet
 the founders of Clotho, Vivien Tang and Caroline Wood, Imperial College graduates that just launched a sustainable fashion initiative that won the £20,000 Mayor of London’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur Prize.

Caroline and Vivien recently graduated from Imperial College London with Masters degrees in Chemistry.  They worked together as lab partners, at  Imperial College, but a few months later came up with the concept and upon graduating decided to start Clotho London, to solve the problem of clothes that sit in one’s closets and at the same time address issues of environmental impact of fast-fashion.  In less than a year since they began developing their concept they have attended two startup accelerators: Entrepreneurs First, and now TrueStart, which specialises in startups in the retail sector. They seek to disrupt both the fast fashion and online peer-to-peer fashion marketplace industries.  They aim to do this by providing a consumer-focused, sustainable e-commerce solution, Clotho London.  They will be joined by Diana K. Lee, a second year Mathematical Physics student who started collaborating as a university brand manager at UCL, and now manages web design, development, marketing, and communications for Clotho London.


We will taste French wines presented by Charles du Réau, the co-founder of French Addiction, a new online wine concierge and shop concept that specialises in French wines. Originally from the Loire Valley, Charles has family connections in the Bordeaux wine region. He trained as a chemical engineer and started his research career at Procter & Gamble, in England. His passion for innovation and consumer insights led him to develop a career in market research across different industries, including perfumes. Wine has always been a serious hobby for Charles, who has organised wine tasting events for over 15 years and visiting wineries when travelling abroad.