Lars Doemer is the co-founder and Managing Director of GoBlu International, a company providing advice and solutions to the fashion, apparel and textile industry.
With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, starting as a shift dyer in a German dyeing mill in the late 1980s.
Lars started his career in environmental supply chain work in 2000 working with a boutique consulting firm and moved to China in 2004 to develop a deeper understanding of Chinese industry. From 2006, he lived in Hong Kong, where he worked as Global Sustainability Manager Production for Lindex and headed up H&M’s Environmental Global Supply Chain Program for more than five years. While there he took the lead for ZDHC work, was involved in developing the Bangladesh Water Program PaCT, and managed WWF’s Partnership program for water in the supply chain. He was also a Subject Matter Expert in the development of the Facility Module of the Higg Index.
Since co-founding GoBlu International in 2016, Lars has returned to Germany to develop business in Europe and oversee a wide spectrum of work ranging from brand-level strategy development and training to implementing textile supply chain programs in countries as diverse as Bangladesh, China and Ethiopia.
GoBlu has developed into a trusted advisor to a growing number of brands and retailers in the EU and North America, where it is also partnering with the chemical industry to build innovative chemical management solutions. GoBlu is the publisher of the Fashion Sustainability Week in Review, a free weekly newsletter and news source of choice for sustainability professionals in the fashion, textile and apparel industry.