STAFF


Ngozi Okaro - Executive Director   Ngozi is as an advocate for socioeconomic justice. , She understands the challenges facing women who want nice clothes but whose bodies do not conform to ready-to-wear’s template — the majority of US clothing buyers. Ngozi aims to bridge gaps between constituencies: fashion-industry workers who want fair compensation, thoughtful consumers who want quality clothes, and the natural environment.

Ngozi Okaro - Executive Director

Ngozi is as an advocate for socioeconomic justice. , She understands the challenges facing women who want nice clothes but whose bodies do not conform to ready-to-wear’s template — the majority of US clothing buyers. Ngozi aims to bridge gaps between constituencies: fashion-industry workers who want fair compensation, thoughtful consumers who want quality clothes, and the natural environment.

Tessa Maffucci -    Managing Director of Strategy   Tessa is a fashion scholar with a strong interest in creating a more responsible and equitable fashion industry. Her research and professional work focus on sustainable business practices and the intersection between fashion and technology. Tessa teaches in the Fashion Department at Pratt Institute and aspires to make positive change in the global fashion system.

Tessa Maffucci -

Managing Director of Strategy

Tessa is a fashion scholar with a strong interest in creating a more responsible and equitable fashion industry. Her research and professional work focus on sustainable business practices and the intersection between fashion and technology. Tessa teaches in the Fashion Department at Pratt Institute and aspires to make positive change in the global fashion system.

Veronica Jones - Entrepreneurship Coach   Veronica has led a storied career in fashion. Rising from assistant buyer to buyer of contemporary sportswear for major department stores. She traveled across Europe to view collections by Kenzo, Jean Paul Gaultier, Issey Miyake, Gianni Versace, Blumarine, and Fiorucci. Veronica transitioned from retail to wholesale to become Vice President of Gene Ewing Bis, later opening The Veronica Jones Showroom, her first entrepreneurial venture selling American designers. She is currently a fashion retail consultant advising emerging designers & retailers how to navigate the business of fashion.

Veronica Jones - Entrepreneurship Coach

Veronica has led a storied career in fashion. Rising from assistant buyer to buyer of contemporary sportswear for major department stores. She traveled across Europe to view collections by Kenzo, Jean Paul Gaultier, Issey Miyake, Gianni Versace, Blumarine, and Fiorucci. Veronica transitioned from retail to wholesale to become Vice President of Gene Ewing Bis, later opening The Veronica Jones Showroom, her first entrepreneurial venture selling American designers. She is currently a fashion retail consultant advising emerging designers & retailers how to navigate the business of fashion.

Brenna Dolan - Engagement & Sustainability Lead   As a recent alumni of the Fashion Institute of Technology's Fashion Business Management BS with an Ethics and Sustainability minor, Brenna contributes her passion for developing a more socially, environmentally, and economical sustainable fashion industry.

Brenna Dolan - Engagement & Sustainability Lead

As a recent alumni of the Fashion Institute of Technology's Fashion Business Management BS with an Ethics and Sustainability minor, Brenna contributes her passion for developing a more socially, environmentally, and economical sustainable fashion industry.