Ms Christelle Esquirol
Vice President, Sustainability, TAL Apparel Ltd

TAL Apparel is a Hong Kong based garment manufacturer with operations in Vietnam, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Ethiopia, employing over 25,000 people. Beyond the cut and saw manufacturing, TAL also operates in wholesale and consulting.

For the past 6 years and 1/2, Christelle has been the Sustainability Vice President at TAL Apparel.

Before joining TAL she was an auditor and then a CSR consultant for 12 years. Her choice to join a manufacturer was dictated by her preference for the down to earth manufacturing world and its people; and also because her previous job gave her a lot of insights on the retailers’ and brands’ approach to Sustainability and the implications of this approach in the supply chain; this triggered her passion for trying to bridge the disconnects.