No industry is more dominated by women than the fashion industry. And at the same time, there are many strong women among them who are committed to a more sustainable fashion industry. In this article, we have just picked out 7 of these powerful women and would like to introduce them to you. All 7 women work in different fields to strengthen the sustainable fashion industry. Read through to discover these amazing 7 women and read our interviews with them.
1. Eva Kruse – CEO Of Global Fashion Agenda and Copenhagen Fashion Summit
Eva Kruse is the CEO of Global Fashion Agenda, a leadership forum for fashion sustainability and Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the worldwide biggest yearly industry event for sustainable fashion. Read our interview with Eva Kruse here.
2. Amanda Hearst – Founder of Ethical Luxury Retailer MAISON-DE-MODE.COM
Amanda Hearst is the co-founder of ethical online retailer MAISON-DE-MODE.COM, together with Hassan Pierre. They opened their first pop-up store in New York in 2012. Back then, they already pioneered the one-stop shop for the ethical luxury coset. With MAISON DE MODE, they offer a world-class online shopping experience for luxury ready-to-wear, fine jewelry, accessories, and home goods. Read our interview with Amanda Hearst here.
3. Daria Andronescu – Founder of WONDER-WARDROBE.COM
A sustainable wardrobe lasts longer and is good for people and our planet. But not everyone knows how to build a sustainable wardrobe. This is what Daria Andronescu recognized and started her own learning platform called Wonder Wardrobe. After she has been working as international personal shopper over the past 9 years, she created this online video course which helps women to create their personal, sustainable, multi-functional, well-organized wardrobe. The Wonder Wardrobe method contains an ideal amount of beautiful, fully interchangeable outfits that reduce waste and support sustainable fashion brands. This course will teach you how to manage clothes you already have and you want to buy so that you also save money while protecting the earth. Read our interview with Daria Andronescu here.
4. Camille Reed – Founder of the Australian Circular Fashion Conference
Camille Reed is the founder of The Australian Circular Fashion Conference. The first big conference in Australia which is focused on sustainability. The conference was held for the first time this year in Sydney and will take place in Melbourne in 2019. Read our interview with Camille Reed here.
5. Claudia Brück – Managing Director for Communication, Politics and Campaigns at Fairtrade Germany
Claudia Brück is Managing Director for communication, politics and campaigns and spokesperson at TransFair e.V. Fairtrade Germany. She believes that the government must create the framework conditions for the fashion industry. Read our interview with Claudia Brück here.
6. Safia Minney – Consultant, Author & Founder of People Tree and Po-Zu
Safia Minney is the founder of ethical clothing company People Tree, ethical shoe company Po-Zu, and also consultant and author of several popular ethical fashion books (see details below). Safia also contributed to the fair fashion documentary True Cost by Livia Firth which is a must-see. Read our interview with Safia Minney here.
7. Carry Somers – Founder of Fashion Revolution
On 24th April 2013, the Rana Plaza clothing factory in Bangladesh collapsed, which killed 1138 people and injured many more. On this day, Carry Somers started Fashion Revolution and invited people to turn their shirt inside out, to show the label, and to ask #WhoMadeMyClothes (the hashtag was shared already more than 230.000 times on Instagram). Brands and producers were encouraged to respond with the hashtag #IMadeYourClothes. Since then, the Fashion Revolution Week was born. And we thank Carry for this revolution week to support a fairer, cleaner, and slower fashion industry! Read our interview with Carry Somers here.