Hi, I'm Cherie Birkner,
I do pretty much everything that runs this platform, from the website, social media, networking & events, panel discussions, 90% of the photography and occasional blog posts. How I got here? Well, in 2017 I had just cold turkey quit my job as the Creative Director of a fast fashion company, because I wanted what I do professionally to be in sync with my values.
I decided to become a photographer, and for starts my goal was to connect with the part of the industry I wanted to work with. Shortly after, a new portrait series is born as a way to showcase the people who were ahead of the game, already having sustainable businesses, and taking action before it became mainstream.
I want to celebrate the good guys, because that is what I want to see more of. I believe that every person makes a difference. I want everyone to be aware of that, and feel good about themselves because their clothes match their values.
This platform is here for consumers and producers to meet and create an industry which also shines a light behind the curtains.
More about SUSTAINABLE FASHION MATTERZ & Cherie.
PANELS & MORE
LA FASHION FILM FESTIVAL - 2019 Jury Member
SUSTAINABILITY IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY - Panelist at NEONYT Prepeek with Collaborary
WATER x FASHION - Panel Moderation/The Future – Alternative fibres and circularity concepts
ECOALF - Panelist / Act Now! Panel Talk at Ecoalf Store Berlin
FAIR FASHION FORUM - Panelist