Vera Baumann has been in charge of communications on sustainable textiles and the ‘German Sustainable Textile Partnership’ at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development since 2016.
Laura Ceresna-Chaturvedi (Msc. International Development Studies) has lived in India and researched working conditions in both the garment and electronics sector from 2010 to 2016.
Sarah Ditty is the Head of Policy at Fashion Revolution, the global movement calling for a fairer, cleaner and safer fashion industry.
Martin Hess is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester.
Oliver Ibert is a Professor of Economic Geography at the Freie Universität Berlin and head of the Research Department Dynamics of Economic Spaces at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) in Erkner.
Jana M. Kleibert works as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) in Erkner, Germany, and is an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Environment, Education and Development at the University of Manchester.
Julien Labat started his career with the French fashion brand Paule Ka, where he held a variety of roles from marketing to distribution.
Ane Lynge-Jorlén is a fashion scholar specialised in cultural intermediaries in fashion.
Lucy McKenzie (born Glasgow 1977, lives Brussels) is a visual artist whose installations explore intersecting ideologies within commercial, public and fine-art painting. She exhibits internationally, including solo shows at MoMA, New York, Tate, London and Stedelijk, Amsterdam. Since 2011 she has,
Angela McRobbie is a sociologist of the modern work society and creative economy.
Doug Miller is emeritus professor in worker rights in fashion formerly of the Design School at the University of Northumbria, UK.
Felix C. Müller is an economic geographer and researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) in Erkner.
Aya Noël studied Comparative Literature at the Université Paris-Sorbonne (BA and MA), and Fashion Journalism at Central Saint Martins in London (MA). Her final thesis focussed on the way sustainability is communicated through fashion media. She is currently working as
Laura Paddison is a journalist and edits Guardian Sustainable Business, a section which covers the environmental, economic and social impacts of business. She has written about and commissioned on a wide range of topics including the environmental and social impacts
After graduating with an MA in fashion design from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Lars Paschke worked as co-author on collaborative projects in fashion, fine arts and jewelry design. In education and academia he aims to challenge
Katharina Pfannkuch earned a Master’s Degree in Islamic Studies from University of Leipzig, Germany, in 2011.
Dominic Power is a Professor in Economic Geography at Stockholms Universitet.
Valeska Schmidt-Thomsen studied fashion design at the Royal Academy for Fine Arts in Antwerp/Belgium. After her graduation in 1994 she took over the product managing of in-house collection Callaghan and in the following years also for the license productions Chanel
Valerie Steele (Ph.D., Yale University) is director and chief curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she has organized more than 25 exhibitions since 1997, including London Fashion, Gothic: Dark Glamour; Daphne Guinness, Dance and Fashion,