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Neha Purohit

Neha Kusum Purohit first became interested in making an impact through sustainable fashion while researching USA based sustainable fashion for her MBA in Sustainable Business. Before earning her MBA, Neha designed and showed her own sustainable fashion line that used deadstock and natural, vegetable-dyed fabrics made in her hometown Jaipur, Rajasthan, Bharat (India). In addition…

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Dennita Sewell

Dennita Sewell is a Professor of Practice and the Director of ASU’s fashion program at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, School of Art. Prior to joining ASU, Sewell was the Curator of Fashion Design for the Phoenix Art Museum. During her 19 year tenure with the museum, she helped build an extensive…

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Jared Yazzie

Jared Yazzie is the founder and lead designer of OXDX clothing. OXDX Clothing is a Diné (Navajo) owned and designed clothing label operating out of Tempe, AZ. Jared has been creating graphic empowering images since 2009 to fill a gap of representation for Indigenous people. OXDX derives from the acronym “O.D.” or “Overdose”, which was…

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Alison Jose

Alison Jose is the Director at the Circular Centre, which will launch in Sydney in 2019 and will be a central location for collaboration around the circular economy through the lens of design, fabric & fashion: www.circularfashioncentre.com. Alison combines her work at the Circular Centre with STSC., Sustainable Textile Supply Chain, where she creates and…

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Mariona Bonareu

Mariona Bonareu was born and raised in Barcelona. She has always had an emotional connection to the fashion industry, being present throughout her daily life. Over time, Mariona has discovered the current problems of the fashion production system and how damaging it can be to the environment. These facts have encouraged her to slow down…

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Alicia Marseille

Alicia Marseille joins Arizona State University as the director of the newly established RISN Incubator, an innovation and enterprise startup accelerator within the Resource Innovation and Solutions Network, or RISN. Alicia has five years of direct experience in economic development, and prior to that, she founded and operated an international small business working with a…

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Colette Brown

Colette Brown, whilst growing up in Santa Barbara, California, was reminded every day of the importance and value of cherishing the environment around her: the natural world, the people, and the city. It was there where she developed a strong sense of responsibility to give back to the world in whatever way possible. After a…

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Hannah Gui

Hannah Gui, born and raised in Barcelona, has a strong family unit and a passion for sailing. From those days, she learned how to listen, be present and compassionate to understand teamwork and seek opportunity in every “curveball”. There are circumstances we cannot control that require us to be flexible and reconsider priorities and plans….

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Amanda Jordan

Amanda Jordan is the Program Coordinator for the RISN Incubator, an innovation and early stage incubator within the Resource Innovation and Solutions Network (RISN)—a partnership between Arizona State University and the City of Phoenix. Amanda supports RISN’s existing programs and initiatives while also playing a key operational role in the success and future growth of…

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Stephanie Devine

Stephanie is a lingerie innovator in the sustainable arena. She fundamentally believes that everything we create in life should be designed with its end in mind.

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