More than just fashion
We can’t stop talking about sustainability in the fashion industry. There are so many topics on the subject and the urgent need to change the current reality. Learn about how a brand can take its first steps to be more sustainable, how to lead with diversity, the challenges sustainable brands face, and, most importantly, how to ensure fair payment for everyone involved in the production chain.
Maby Dutra, Founder of DaCosta Verde
Amit Hooda, CEO of Secteur 6
Jasmine Rennie, Founder of Gracemade
Alden Wicker, Freelance journalist specializing in fashion sustainability
Mabyani Dutra is the founder of DaCosta Verde, an eco-conscious fashion brand with the mission to create a healthy relationship between fashion, people, and the planet. Prior to starting her own business, Mabyani honed her business savvy as an International Trade Analyst at a Fortune 500 company in Brazil. Later, Mabyani headed to New York to pursue her passion for fashion where she interned with Stella McCartney. Mabyani is earning a degree in International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries with minors in Economics, Ethics & Sustainability at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Mabyani also advocates towards the protection and restoration of the Amazon Rainforest.
Secteur 6 founder and CEO Amit have spent his lives creating conscious businesses in tech, CPG and real estate. Amit founded Heavenly Organics to promote regenerative agriculture and provide economic opportunities for families in conflict-torn regions. Secteur 6 is their newest platform for healing and change. The goal is simple: to create cutting edge fashion while implementing progressive, regenerative solutions that heal the earth and uplift workers. Working with design teams in New York and Paris, the Hoodas are bringing intelligent, and fresh design to radically conscious clothing, helping to transform a massive industry in a moment of global reckoning.
Alden Wicker is an award-winning freelance journalist and expert who writes deeply researched articles about the big issues and ideas concerning the fashion industry’s global impact on the environment and people. She splits her time between managing her internationally recognized website EcoCult.com, with 150,000 readers a month, and contributing to publications like The New York Times, Vogue, Wired, Vogue Business, InStyle, Harper’s Bazaar, The Cut, Glamour, Quartz, Vox, and Inc. Magazine. She is currently working on a book about the chemistry used in fashion and its effect on our health.
Jasmine Rennie is CEO of Gracemade, a faith-driven lifestyle brand that delivers a fashion-forward interpretation of modest apparel. Each Gracemade piece is designed and manufactured locally, using ethical standards. In addition to producing locally, the company donates a portion of its proceeds to Life Impact International, an organization that rescues and restores victims of human trafficking. The company has been featured in publications including Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle Magazine, Refinery29, Yahoo Style, and more.
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