We're all living through unprecedented times. This decade is calling for revolutionary change, and to start the process, all you need to do is make responsible shopping decisions with your next purchase. As a fashion designer, instructor at The Fashion Institute of Technology, and an eco-conscious thought leader, I aim to shine a light on supercharging ideas into solutions and driving sustainable innovation into our new world. My goal is to enlighten consumers and help people realize that even though you are "just" one person with your small action you have the ability and power to transform the fashion industry as we know it by opting into sustainable choices.
This is my journey from being forced to wear missmatched suits in my first corporate role to bringing women everywhere clothes that will make them confident and reflect their inner-power (suit).
Dr. Claudia Consolati is Assistant Professor of Film, Gender, and Sexuality and the founder of The Women Speak Up Project, a platform to help visionary women entrepreneurs overcome their fear of being seen & heard so that they can grow their business and income. She believes that finding your voice is the #1 business asset for women with big dreams and want to make a big impact in the world. She's regularly invited to speak at prestigious universities across the US and Canada.
Andreia Gibau is the reigning Miss New York USA 2020 and works as a public speaker, writer, and philanthropist. Gibau considers philanthropy being the core of who she is due to being an immigrant from Cape Verde and being born into poverty. Gibau immigrated to the United States at the age of 7 and faced many challenges living in an inner city and not speaking English.
Through her initiative “More Than Enough," she serves as an advocate for inner city and underprivileged youth by instilling confidence and empowering them to live to their full potential despite their circumstances.
Andreia is a graduate of St. John's University with a degree in public relations. She was named Phoenix magazine's 30 under 30 for philanthropy and speaks 4 languages which has been a great asset since she's an avid traveler. Gibau is a former Miss Teen United States 2015 and Miss Earth USA 2017 where she placed in the top 16 at Miss Earth in the Philippines.