Rif (Regenerative International Female Inc.) makes femcare using hemp fiber. They source regenerative raw materials to produce high quality maxi pads and period products. Rif is biodegradable, carbon neutral and focused on products that are pesticide and chlorine free. Val is also the founder of Role Models Management. Hear her story on this episode!
Cities4Peace is a global initiative of the International Association for Human Values that strives to promote PEACE and reduce violence. As the former manager of Shell's GameChanger social innovation program, Mandar taught over 2000 colleagues meditation practices with the aim of improving innovation and change from within.
Damion is the Founder of Size Wise, an online marketplace that recommends clothing based on your measurements so you can shop with confidence and avoid returns. Size Wise allows you to find products that fit you. They compare your measurements from head to toe against their database of over 100+ brands to find products that are made to fit you. Hear his story on this episode of Heart Stock.
Gayatri is the Founder and CEO of MasterG where they are breaking patterns of disparity and poverty in India using design and skill development as tools for emancipation. As a graduate of Parsons School of Design in NYC, Gayatri is using her talents to make real changes in the lives of women. Hear her story on this episode of Heart Stock Radio.
Myranda Caputo and Rachel Battarbee share the story of Guided Makers, Where they are focused on empowering apparel brands with process improvements in the area of product development. Based in Portland Main, they use their experience in technical design, product development and project management to offer brands full product development services throughout the apparel development and production process.
Yasmina Zaidman is the Chief Development and Partnerships Officer at Acumen, where she leads its efforts to engage with partners and funders who share Acumen’s commitment to supporting entrepreneurial approaches to tackling poverty. She has worked in the arenas of international development, corporate sustainability and social entrepreneurship for over 25 years. She received a BA from Vassar College and her MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business with a certificate in Public Management.
Maggie's path to becoming the co-Founder of Sesh Coworking, like most women, has not been linear. Before landing in Houston in 2018, she spent the last decade in New York studying, designing and producing jewelry. In 2015. She opened a small jewelry studio located along the Hudson Valley and continued to feel the vast lack of community and connection with other women in business. Moving to Houston was the start of a new chapter and the co-founding of Houston’s first female-focused coworking space.
Ngozi is the Executive Director and Founder of Custom Collaborative, which is a social enterprise that supports women who are no/low-income and/or immigrant as they create careers in the fashion industry. She's also a graduate of Georgetown Law School. Hear her story on this episode of Heart Stock.
Marci Zaroff coined the term “ECOfashion” in 1995 and is an internationally recognized ECOlifestyle expert, educator, innovator, author and serial ecopreneur. Founder/CEO of ECOfashion Corp—a “Greenhouse of Brands”—including B2B turnkey sustainable fashion manufacturer MetaWear, regenerative in-conversion-to-organic cotton farm project RESET, QVC organic lifestyle brands Farm to Home, Seed to Style and and new D2C ECOfashion brand YES AND. She is also the author of ECORenaissance, A Lifestyle Guide for Cocreating a Stylish, Sexy, and Sustainable World. Hear Marci's story on this episode where she shares the link between fashion and regenerative agriculture.
Fran Dunaway is a media executive-turned-fashion entrepreneur and co-founder of TomboyX, a Seattle-based gender neutral underwear and apparel brand launched in 2013. As a certified B-Corp, she and her partner, Naomi Gonzalez, are driven by a belief that brands can be a force for positive change, and their messaging promotes a human agenda to inspire conversation about gender, confidence, acceptance, and inclusion.