Sustainable Fashion Ambassador Program Panel Session - Current and Future Directions in Sustainable Fashion
OCTOBER 22, 2021
ZOOM MEETING ID: 875 9864 4955
- Dr. Leslie D. Burns is the President and Founder of Responsible Global Fashion and Professor Emerita at Oregon State University. With over 30 years of experience in retail merchandising, teaching global sourcing, and corporate social responsibility, Leslie has authored and co-authored over 75 research articles and ten books. One of her books, Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion, is the foundation for CSUN’s Sustainable Fashion Ambassador Program.
- Abel Navarrete is the Vice President of Sustainability and Community Impact at Columbia Sportswear Company. Columbia Sportswear is a global outdoor brand that crafts active lifestyle gear fortified with industry-leading technologies and a commitment to consumers, communities, and the environment.
- Taylor Heisley-Cook is Co-Founder and CEO of The Hurd Co. Taylor and her co-founder started the company based on their graduate thesis work at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB. The Hurd Co makes it possible to make clothes from plant material that’s normally thrown away. The company’s zero waste process uses half the water and 350 times less energy than conventional methods.
- Karri Ann Frerichs is the Founder and Executive Director of Circular Fashion LA. Along with her experience in retail management, apparel manufacturing, and product development, Karri is also a fashion industry entrepreneur and college professor educating students studying fashion design at City College San Francisco, Academy of Art, and Woodbury University. Circular Fashion LA tackles the problem of post-consumer clothing and textile waste be ReDesigning existing clothes into custom, high-value styles that are fitted to each customer.