Hello, I am Lizeth, from Durango, Mexico. I am 37 years old. About my career, I have a degree in Communications from Universidad de las Américas-Puebla and a Executive Master in Community Management from Universidad Alicante. I have held different positions as coordinator in the fields of marketing, graphic design and communications. Since 2008, I’ve been living abroad and working as a photographer freelancer. In Berlin, I started my own photography business and I have been presenting my photos in several art exhibitions since 2015. In 2016, me and my husband founded a clothing brand named Bohetnika, which has a strong purpose to bring human impact to the artisans in the south of Mexico. In 2017, I started being part of an amazing platform: Slow Fashion World. I was named changemaker together with my brand and afterwards, in 2019, I joined their team as Art Director, being now in charge of all the creative projects in the agency.
Jenny is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, with a passion for communication and narrative journalism, specifically in relation to social justice. She is interested in investigating how sustainability and environmental justice are interwoven with various aspects of society, including the fashion industry. Through her writing, Jenny hopes to educate and inspire readers to lead a sustainable lifestyle and question the status quo set by authorities in the fashion industry.
Grace Kostal is a first year student at the University of California, Berkeley interested in studying business and sustainability. She is passionate about how the two intersect, especially in the fashion industry. She is determined to help slow climate change and the degradation of the environment so that future generations can enjoy the earth as she has. Grace is excited to contribute to SFSFWI in order to promote values of sustainability and eco-consciousness in the fashion and beauty industries. She has been dedicated to SFSFWI 2020 since the initial stages, and has worked with founder Sandra Hanns as the Director of Media Outreach and Partnerships. Grace remains optimistic about the future of the world. She is passionate about contributing to SFSFWI’s mission and eager to see it fulfilled.
Lovisa is a first year student at the University of California, Berkeley and is from Stockholm, Sweden. She is studying Society and Environment with an emphasis in Justice and Sustainability and strongly believes that environmental education and community action will lead to global change. She is passionate about zero waste and sustainability and is thrilled to work with SFSFWI to create a more sustainable future in the fashion and beauty industries.
Mili Nakamura is a freshman at UC Berkeley, hoping to major in Business Administration at the Haas School of Business with a minor in Conservation of Resource Studies. Originally from Portland, OR she grew up surrounded by nature. She hopes to break the consumerism mindset of our society and create a more sustainable world. Mili strongly believes in the work of SFSFWI and hopes to contribute and spread the important messages SFSFWI stands for. We are in a state of urgency and the best way to create change is through knowledge and education.
Sophia is a third year student at UC Berkeley and is the web developed for SFSWI! She is passionate about fashion and sustainability and enjoyed working for SFSFWI to learn more about the importance of shopping sustainably.
Hi everyone! My name Sofia Christensen and I’m a freshman at UC Berkeley intending to go into the field of marketing after graduation. I have had several marketing related positions through Cal and clubs and that’s where I really found my passion. I volunteer for SFSFWI because sustainability is something I stand behind and want to see implemented more in different aspects of society. I love the fashion industry as it has some of the best marketing so working with SFSFWI was a great mixture for me. I’m on the marketing team for SFSFWI and have loved getting to create and manage content for them as the message and values at SFSFWI resonate so strongly with me and I can’t wait to continue to try and garner support for such an important movement in the fashion industry toward sustainable fashion.
How can I make an impact, while pursuing my passions? This question was the catalyst of Maya’s journey, and became the spark that started Serenade. A sophomore at UC Berkeley, Maya entered college studying political science, concentrating on international relations and human rights work. After becoming immersed and all the more educated on the rising issues surrounding environmental decline and sustainability – she immediately saw the human rights implications that a polluted world could have. Deeply interested in sustainable fashion and lifestyle; she identified the inherent problems of the industry. Maya is the founder of Serenade The Company.
Carlin Praytor is a graduating senior at the University of California, Berkeley where she is graduating this Spring with a BA in History. Carlin has been involved with BARE Magazine, UC Berkeley’s premier arts, fashion, and lifestyle magazine, for her entire undergraduate career and has been Editor-in-Chief of the publication for three years. When she is not busy working on her thesis, she enjoys exploring the East Bay, reading, and cooking.
Sandra Hanns is the founder of San Francisco Sustainable Fashion Week International [SFSFWI]: “Your Hub for a Global Sustainable Fashion and Beauty in the USA .” She is the founder and publisher of iGreenWoman Magazine