📄 🌍 🎬 🤩 Even if you’re not interested in fashion, the fact is everyone wears clothes. As social entrepreneurs and changemakers, it’s important to recognize how far we’ve come in the fashion industry. Reflecting on...
Even if you’re not interested in fashion, the fact is everyone wears clothes. As social entrepreneurs and changemakers, it’s important to recognize how far we’ve come in the fashion industry. Reflecting on our progress gives us the motivation to keep going.
Cory spoke with eco lifestyle expert and serial social entrepreneur Marci Zaroff on the Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation podcast. They discussed fast fashion, its environmental impacts, and how brands are joining the momentum to disrupt the fashion industry as we know it.
Disrupting the fast fashion industry may be a slow process, but the good news is we’re moving in the right direction. In this post, we’ll cover why eco fashion matters, how eco fashion has evolved, and what’s next for the fashion industry.
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Marci has been instrumental in driving authenticity, environmental leadership & social justice worldwide for nearly three decades. With a degree from the Haas Business School at UC Berkeley, Marci co-founded a thriving health & environmental educational center in 1990 with an organic café, AVEDA concept salon, and national magazine. Now known as The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, it is the largest professional health coach certification program in the world.
She is a creative force and Executive Producer of the upcoming documentary THREAD and the short films “Driving Fashion Forward with Amber Valletta”—exposing the human and environmental impacts of the fashion industry. As a serial entrepreneur, Marci also co-created both Good Catch Foods and BeyondBrands Conscious Consulting Collective with husband Eric Schnell. She contributes a regular thought leadership column, “The Outside View,” to Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). Marci believes in the power of co-creation and frequently partners with other like-minded brands, influencers and organizations to grow global awareness.
She keynotes, speaks and consults internationally on sustainable fashion, organic & regenerative agriculture, strategic vision, social innovation and green business/design. She was a key driver in developing the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), as well as the world’s first Fair Trade Textile Certification with Fair Trade USA. She has spearheaded and launched first time organic/sustainable fashion initiatives in top retailers — such as Whole Foods Market, Macy’s, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and AVEDA.