Speakers 2018

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San Francisco Sustainable
Fashion Week International 2018
at Earth Day San Francisco

Experienced speakers will be sharing their journey and expertise in how they are moving the sustainable fashion industry forward, day-to-day.

SPEAKERS

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SALONI SHRESTHA

Founder & Designer, AGAATI

Saloni Shrestha is a fashion designer with over seven years of experience specializing in women’s ready-to-wear collections that are narratives of nature, culture, and people. A fashion design graduate from Parsons, The New School, Saloni is trained in couture and ready-to-wear, with experience at reputed fashion houses Oscar De La Renta, Diane Von Furstenberg, Zac Posen, and Naeem Khan.

Saloni, who is a native of the Himalayas and has lived and travelled across various continents, uses this collective experience as a key source of inspiration and influence. The purity of nature, diverse cultures, music, vibrant textiles, and bold colors around which Saloni has grown up is at the cornerstone of her creative process. Saloni’s commitment to a creative life and craftsmanship slowly evolved into developing an impact business. Passionate about creating a positive impact for nature, artisans and women, Saloni is leading AGAATI into the much-needed sustainable future.

Saloni is committed to empower women, to be a contribution to the environment and to bring the vibrancy of the world into her designs. /p>

www.agaati.com

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LINDA DELAIR, LEED AP

Hempista

Linda advocates for a healthy, thriving, deep green economy. She started in the fashion industry 1985 in Los Angeles as part of a small group of women with the label Verité. Linda designed sportswear, shown in a Jane Fonda fashion show, amongst others. and sold in boutique shops. She moved to Miami and designed maternity wear which sold to boutique shops and A Pea in the Pod. She returned to California and in 1998 she turned her talents to interior design and green building consultation.

Industrial Hemp is the source of one of the most durable natural fibers on Earth.

It uses 1/2 the amount of water required to grow cotton, and produces 2x more fiber per acre. Hemp fiber wears in, not out, is anti-bacterial, and breathable. It doesn't require pesticides.

Today, Linda promotes and works with bio fibers, focusing on Industrial Hemp as a durable, resilient, non toxic, biodegradable source for fabric, food, and shelter.

Linda is a LEED Accredited Professional, Hempista

Board Member U.S. Green Bldg. Council Redwood Empire Chapter

Green Building Consultant

Fashion Designer

www.lindadelair.com

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SARADA TANGIRALA

Director of Corporate Accountability

Women's Voices for the Earth

Sarada Tangirala is the Director of Corporate Accountability at Women’s Voices for the Earth, where leads corporate campaigns aimed at eliminating toxic chemicals from products that impact women's health and our communities. Before that, she led market-based change efforts at the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and conducted strategic corporate research for environmental justice campaigns at the DataCenter. She holds a master's in public policy from Oregon State University and a BA in sociology from UC Davis.

www.womensvoices.org/

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SANDRA HANNS, Moderator

Founder & Organizer

San Francisco Sustainable Fashion Week International; SFSFWI

Creative Executive Producer & Director, iGreen Media Group

Sandra Hanns is the Founder of San Francisco Sustainable Fashion Week International, iGreen Media Group and Co-Founder of Earth Day SF. With over 20 years of experience and hands-on in the decision making, Ms. Hanns' professional background has been an inspirational journey contributing to companies and nonprofit organizations to realize their vision.

Her involvement and contribution as a Board of Trustees and CEO, have lead to support small businesses, expand educational programs and empower people committed to thriving in life.

In 2013, Sandra Hanns brought the first sustainable fashion show to Earth Day SF. Since then, it has been a learning curve, a great opportunity and a privilege to have met environmental leaders, and to have worked with talented and inspirational artists in the sustainable fashion industry.

Sandra Hanns is known for her active leadership roles and as an experienced organizer.

Her creation of conscious social events, educational symposiums, Eco-fashion shows, conferences, television production and public events defines her as one of the strongest organizers for corporate and nonprofit sustainable occasions in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Ms. Hanns has years of public speaking experience, moderating and facilitating panels and interviews. Creating a partnership with many has been her foundation for mutual respect and honoring the importance of diversity in our communities.

The work of creating a wider platform to educate and unite people for environmental preservation and the health of people takes urgency as Sandra’s first priority and passion. iGreen Media Group has engaged in larger projects including educational programming through media for television and internet streaming. Her unique approach is to unify people it has been through fun and green glamorous events that allows people to learn and be informed while coming together as a one like-minded community.

www.SFSFWI.org

www.iGreenMediaGroup.com

www.LinkedIn.com/in/sandrahanns