Hi and welcome!

I'm a freelance journalist who has written on a variety of topics, but my passion is sustainable fashion. I've done investigative pieces and deep dives on innovation, materials, and consumer trends for New York Magazine, Vox, Vogue Business, Newsweek, Refinery29, Quartz, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, and more.

I'm on the leading edge of emerging debates and trends around sustainable fashion –– The New York Times name-checked me in  as being the first journalist to discover and report that fashion is in fact not the second most polluting industry after oil.

I've spent the last year on a self-funded reporting trip around the world to deepen my understanding of the fashion supply chain. I visited artisan workshops and family factories in Latin America, innovative textiles labs in Scandinavia, covered the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, spoke at the Better Cotton Initiative's Brussel's conference, visited more workshops and cotton fields in India, and visited factories in Bangladesh and Vietnam before finally returning to my home base of Brooklyn in February of 2019. I’ll be working on synthesizing the most fascinating and unexpected things I learned into articles in the next few months.

I also run the leading international blog on sustainable and ethical fashion, where I publish nerdy explainers on fashion materials and labor, plus shopping guides and packing lists for international destinations.

I frequently speak on and moderate panels on the topic of sustainability in New York City and around the world, and I provide consulting to fashion brands and businesses who would like some quick and thorough answers to the tough questions about sustainability in fashion – doing it, marketing it, growing it.

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