Meet Our 2019 Conference Speakers!
We hand selected an exceptional group of change-makers, thought-leaders, industry professionals and ethical fashion enthusiasts for an inspired celebration of sustainable fashion! Scroll down to meet some of the amazing people you’ll hear from at the forum this year!
Up first we have Whitney Bauck, Assistant Editor at Fashionista. We were honored to have Whitney speak at our 2018 conference and are thrilled to welcome her back to Portland in the spring, this time to emcee the entire conference! Known throughout the industry for her unique perspective on fashion, sustainability, and ethics prior to working at Fashionista, Whitney contributed to the New York Times and the Washington Post in addition to working at Vogue.com and Billboard.
Nikki Ogunnaike is the Style Director of Elle.com. Nikki got her start at InStyle as an Assistant Editor and Vanity Fair as a Fashion Assistant before moving to Glamour.com as their Senior Fashion Editor. She joined the ELLE.com team in 2015 and is the go-to style expert for the 25 million+ users, fans, and followers of what is now the largest fashion and beauty magazine website.
Dana Davis is the Vice President of Sustainability, Product and Business Strategy at Mara Hoffman. After Mara came to Dana directly with concerns about the negative impact the Mara Hoffman brand was making and the need to change their processes for the better, Dana helped the brand make changes that led them to become a become a leader in the sustainable fashion space.
Elizabeth Suzann Pape is the Founder and Designer of Elizabeth Suzann. After moving to Nashville, Elizabeth began making her own patterns and selling her original clothing on Etsy. Since then her popularity has skyrocketed leading the launch her namesake brand in 2013.
Kestrel Jenkins is the Founder, Producer, and Host of the awe-inspiring podcast The Conscious Chatter. Kestrel is also Co-Founder of Left Edit, a direct-to-consumer sustainable fashion brand that is manufactured responsibly in LA.
Sarah Spellings is a Fashion Writer at The Cut. Passionate about sustainable fashion Sarah uses her voice make ethical fashion feel accessible to readers.
Is it spring yet?! Watch this space for more speaker introductions—and grab your tickets for the 2019 Sustainable Fashion Forum here! See you soon!