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. She also owns the recently launched online women’s ethical clothing boutique, Pashen Collection.
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.
Sonia Flotats is the Editor of soGOODsoCUTE.com, a sustainable fashion blog. Sonia is also a digital journalist specializing in social and environmental projects, who also handles marketing and communications consultancy for NGOs, cooperatives and social enterprises. Sonia has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from the Autonoma Barcelona University and Post-degree in NGO Management from ESADE. Sonia is a Board Member for the Sustainable Fashion Barcelona Association.
Claudia Patrignani is a true European Citizen. She was born in Italy, she lived and worked in France for five years and now she lives in London. She works in an art gallery, is a blogger and used to be the manager of a well known charity organization promoting a more sustainable way of life and developing projects in Africa, Asia and South America. Claudia is a real worshipper of the Three R's of the environment: REDUCE, RECYCLE and REUSE; stir all of this together with a passion for vintage and scandinavian design and the result is a warm and personal style. She appreciates the art of fashion and wholeheartedly believes Gandhi’s words: "In a gentle way we can shake the world.".
Matthew Potrekus is a marketing professional, entrepreneur, writer, outdoor enthusiast, and environmentalist. Matthew’s passion for sustainability and environmental consciousness is fueled by his love for people, nature, and the great outdoors. In his free time he enjoys trail running, traveling, plant based nutrition, and searching for new challenges! Matthew firmly believes that with the help of education, hard work, and determination, we can improve the health of planet earth and its people.
Born and brought up in Hong Kong, Ren Wan is dedicated to live as an ethical, responsible and conscious urbanite. As Managing Editor of WestEast Magazine, Asia’s leading and internationally distributed fashion and culture publication, she brings to intellectual readers insightful stories about urban issues, environment, culture and fashion. With a strong belief in market environmentalism as a practical way to promote the right values, Ren co-founded JUPYEAH, Hong Kong’s pioneering swap event organiser and sharing economy advocate that provides practical solutions for reducing waste and irresponsible consumption. Ren is also studying her postgraduate diploma in Sustainable Development at SOAS, University of London; and she is excited to expose Eco Fashion World’s readers to the sustainable fashion and lifestyle scene of Asia. Find out more about her at her blog Loccomama.
Lanni Lantto is taking upcycling mainstream. Deemed a "Curator of the Upcycle Fashion Movement", she's spent the last 6 years promoting upcycled fashion design in the United States. Lanni creates “clothing that tells a story" in order to inspire a society to rethink their choices as consumers and influence the fashion industry to reduce their waste stream. She is Co-Creator of Michigan's 1st ever (RE)design Fashion & Art Show, which highlights the innovative artistry of recycling artists & has shown in numerous eco-fashion shows in the US and internationally. Along with being a designer, she teaches Wardrobe REdesign Workshops & gives Eco-Closet Make-Overs. Through her Los Angeles-based label, (RE), Lanni's mission is to bring the concept of creative reuse into the media spotlight. You can find out more about Lanni Lantto via www.lannilantto.com
Lupe Castro is the world’s preeminent traveling fashion stylist, freelance writer and brand consultant. A native Londoner, Lupe’s surname hints at her Spanish descendancy and subsequent ability to operate in multiple languages, where she regularly narrates to an avid multi-lingual readership on her popular blog, Ms Castro On A Motorbike. Lupe has a strong penchant for the ethical side of the industry, which she got involved in long before it became cool. She has for many years worn and styled shoots with sustainable clothing and her love of vintage and eclectic fashion has defined her dress sense: beautifully quirky and original. As her fashionable feet go global, with extended stays in Europe, America, Canada, Asia Pacific and Central America, Lupe will be contributing to Eco Fashion World, stylishly reporting on art, retail, beauty, food and unique global events.
Laura Molteni is a freelance Italian journalist, crossmedia web editor and photographer, specializing in design and eco-fashion/textile. From 2010 she has collaborated with C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity, Lifestyle And Sustainable Synergy), an eco-platform that supports and promotes environmentally sensible products for fashion, home and design, managing its online media and social contents. Multifaceted, she’s fascinated by the project culture and by images (photography, illustrations, paintings...). Always looking around for novelties and talents, she is consistently intrigued by all things which surround her. You can find out more about Laura via www.lauramolteni.it
Born in Italy, Carolina Flaminia Perrone considers herself extremely fortunate to have been raised in a busy Roman household, surrounded by music, art, journalism, and fashion. Carolina holds a Master’s degree in music composition and is a certified public school music teacher. She is a mother of three splendid daughters and after having taught music for many years, Carolina is finally able to dedicate herself to some of her most favorite things: yoga, poetry, photography, appreciating life and most of all writing about human beings who never tire to make the world a better place. Carolina has been collaborating with the British online magazine The Upcoming and collects her work and photographs in her blogs: www.smallsosmall.com and www.smallcirclebigcircle.com
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.
As a young woman born and raised around Seattle, WA, Lindsay Bloom attributes the backdrop of her city's neighboring mountains, beautiful peninsulas, and easily accessible old-growth forests as her inspiration for her efforts in conversation and sustainable living. This Pacific North-Westerner received her Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College in 2012. Since then, she has spent time doing volunteer organic farm-work through the WWOOF program on the beautiful Big island of Hawaii. Her passions include environmental health, fashion and street style, agriculture, food, travel, culture, social advocacy for justice and equality, yoga, and hula-hooping. Lindsay also contributes sustainable living articles to the 'Go Green' blog from Greendeals.org.
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.
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