Magaly Fuentes-Sagan is a writer, fashion designer, entrepreneur, foodie, and impassioned supporter of all things related to sustainability. Magaly has a broad range of interests spanning art, fashion, travel, environmental issues, health and wellness. With an AS in Fashion Design and a BA in International Business and Marketing, as well as a comprehensive fashion career that has included couture bridal design, sportswear product development, visual merchandising, buying and marketing management, Magaly brings the scope of her experience and passions to her work. Magaly has been writing about sustainable fashion since 2007 for various publications and continues to contribute to the Ethical Fashion Forum’s SOURCE Magazine and SIX Magazine, alongside her plans to launch an online women’s ethical clothing boutique in the near future.
Priscilla Camargo is a scientist, conscious entrepreneur and blogger who is completely passionate about technology, arts and sustainability. Through her writing she shares her experiences on sustainable development and heritage both in fashion and design, always expressing her love of aesthetics created from the mix of different cultures and her commitment to social and environmental issues. You can find more about her work at her social media channels: Twitter, Facebook and Blog.
Kerstin Tschernigg is an international journalist and Metaphysician, specializing in mind-body-soul awareness and international news reporting with a human interest angle. Supportive of eco fashion and passionate about organic lifestyle products, Kerstin feels strongly about the protection of our planet and living a holistic life. She is the initiator of her private charity project One Word Changes, which stands for gender and race equality, mind and spirit education, as well as community-based sustainable development in Africa.
Erda Schnarr's childhood was influenced by teachings of sustainable living. This, coupled with the original edge to her sense of fashion, naturally set in motion a desire to learn more about ethical clothing and design. In 2006, she graduated from the Fashion Design Program in Victoria, Canada, after which she went on to be one of the original founders of Eco Fashion World. Erda's business philosophy stems from a deep yearning for the development of community, through information-sharing and the connection of people with complementary passions, visions and lifestyle ideals. She believes strongly in the value of synergy in the eco fashion industry, making it easier for all to attain their goals.
Jessica McIlroy is a sustainability consultant with extensive experience in the renewable energy industry, climate change policy, gender equality and community development. She has worked for a number of non-profit associations and is the founder of the BC Women in Energy Network. Jessica is also working to increase the sustainability of the garment and textile industry, working as the Chief Awareness Officer for Eco Fashion Week, and contributing eco fashion pieces to online publications. Jessica holds an MSc in Environmental Sustainability, an MBA in Executive Management, a certification in Climate Change Decision Making, and has completed The Accountability Project Sustainability Practitioner Course.
Ariel Azoff is a writer, adventurer, and occasional entrepreneur. She is the founder & editor of HeartSleeves sustainable fashion blog and co-founder of the sustainable fashion online retailer Modavanti. She believes passionately in the power of social enterprise to impact change and that buying the "right" clothes can be done without sacrificing personal style. When she's not writing about sustainable fashion, Ariel dabbles in Middle East politics and the ukulele. You can follow her on Twitter @ArielAzoff.
Debora Pokallus is the CEO of Bel Esprit LLC, operating two online showrooms for independent and emerging designers. The Bel Esprit Showroom spotlights international designers of ethical fashion, and the Bel Esprit mission brings social and environmental awareness to design companies. With nearly 30 years of industry experience as a designer, sales and marketing professional and ethical fashion insider, she now devotes her work to discovering and promoting the best ethical fashion collections around the world. She appreciates the art of fashion, while seeking to transform the business of fashion into an industry that respects the Earth and its inhabitants.
Karundi Serumaga immigrated to the US from Uganda over 3 decades ago and has worked with several NGOs including United Way and 3E Strategies. She was also a board member of PCC Wellness and founding board advisory member of The Bottomless Closet. Karundi is a published author and speaker. In 2001, she founded the Serumaga Foundation; a non-profit organization encouraging resolution and promoting practical solutions to socio-economic issues. She is also the founder of Ecocouture LLC., a sustainable high fashion clothing company, and Ecouture ltd. (the Events division of the company). Karundi believes the promotion of living a life in balance with our surroundings is a practical solution to global economic issues that ripple down to affect our daily life and culture.
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