Assistant Professor of Fashion Design, Ethics and Sustainability, School of Fashion, Ryerson University

As a designer and academic I am continuously intrigued by the power of fashion as a social zeitgeist and a catalyst for change. This curiosity is what diverted my attention from a career in science to one in fashion. Working as a designer in the industry opened my eyes to the environmental destruction and social injustices that plague the fashion industry. That’s when I knew my future path would be in harnessing the creativity and power of fashion/designers for innovation in developing a sustainable fashion industry. Feeling the need to share my skills and learn more about social justice first hand, I left for Africa to teach women how to sew at a cooperative in Rwanda before dedicating myself to grad studies. Currently I am finishing my PhD in sustainable fashion and have recently founded Sum Journal, an online platform discussing sustainable fashion, creating awareness and highlighting recent innovations.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Assistant professor, Ryerson University
  • –present
    Lecturer, School of Fashion , Ryerson University