Who we are
Welcome to Collective Détour, where sustainability meets creativity in the textile and clothing industry. As a specialized sustainable development consulting agency, we offer personalized support and in-depth expertise to help companies develop strategies in transparency, traceability, circular economy, communication, and artistic direction.
Our mission is to authentically communicate sustainability and circularity strategies while preserving brand identities and keeping fashion and style at the forefront. We firmly believe in the fusion of sustainability and creativity, collaborating closely with our clients to craft innovative solutions that meet industry needs while respecting the environment. We embrace a long-term approach, focusing on a sustainable vision that leaves a lasting positive impact.
Founded by Abby Marino and Myriam Laroche, our dynamic and experienced team is passionate about transforming the fashion industry. We wholeheartedly believe in the power of change and are dedicated to supporting our clients on their journey towards a more sustainable and responsible future.
A Fashion Marketing College graduate and bachelor's degree holder in Accounting, Abby is also a research professional for the Centre de recherche en comptabilité et développement durable (CeRCeDD) as an expert in sustainability accounting at Université Laval . From 2019 to 2022 she founded and managed Détour, an online store specializing in second-hand clothing. In 2022, she also conducted a research project through the Mitacs program, focusing on the cost-effectiveness analysis of automating inventory management for online second-hand stores.
Strategist in sustainable fashion and textile circularity, Myriam Laroche has worked in the fashion industry since 1994. In 2009, she decided to devote herself exclusively to the sustainable development of methods and strategies for the designing, manufacturing, distributing, marketing, recycling and reusing of apparel and textile. Founder of Eco Fashion Week (EFW), an internationally renowned event, she led the 13 editions of the event from 2010 to 2017 in the cities of Vancouver, Seattle and Toronto.