Ayca Yilmaz


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Ayca Yilmaz

Senior Manager, Sustainable Products and Materials

Current Location

München, DE

Ayca is open to new work opportunities

Sustainable materials and products specialist with experience in environmental impact analysis, fashion industry standards and certification processes, and responsible sourcing.

  • Brands Ayca has worked with
    • Westwing
    • Green Story Inc
    • Gaia Sourcing UK LLP
    • LTB Jeans
Work Preference
Location Preference

Open to relocation

Work Pattern

Open to Full-time work

Employment Preference
  • Permanent Positions

Senior Sustainability Manager


Jan 2022 - Present

Ensuring corporate sustainability objectives are integrated into the product development process resulting in an increase in certified product intake of wood to 60% and of cotton to 31% within 2022

Team Lead – Analysis

Green Story Inc

Jun 2021 - Dec 2021

Supervised small to medium size LCA projects of fashion and footwear products with a team of 6 analysts
Reviewed supply chain data from fibre to finished products, life cycle assessment (LCA) models, ...

Environmental Impact Analyst

Green Story Inc

May 2020 - Jun 2021

Conducted environmental Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) to analyze data and identify opportunities for improvement in energy consumption, GHG emissions, and water use
Researched and evaluated literature ...

Sustainability Specialist

Gaia Sourcing UK LLP

Sep 2018 - Aug 2019

Guided and trained intercompany departments for sustainable materials, processes, industry standards and certifications
Founded a sustainable material library from innovative fibres to packaging solut...

Fabric and Product Developer

Gaia Sourcing UK LLP

Apr 2011 - Sep 2018

Led product development 4 seasons a year by working closely with design and buying teams for +5 product categories
Researched and developed new fabrics, and followed up trends by visiting fabric fairs...

  • Environmental Impact Assessment


  • Process Improvement


  • Sustainable Fashion


  • Materials Development


  • Materials Research


  • Project Management


  • Garment Manufacturing


  • Innovation Research








George Brown College

Postgraduate Certificate

Sustainable Fashion Production

2019 to 2020

Ege University

Bachelor's degree

Textile Engineering

2004 to 2011

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