WHO WE ARE

The Foro de Moda Ética Latinoamérica is a platform open to all sustainable fashion projects. Its goal is to promote the principles of Ethical Fashion in the industry, to promote innovation and sustainability.

It was born out of a need to systematize the work carried under the NGO Hecho x Nosotros, as well out of a need to establish a network of companies, organizations, foundations, NGOs, universities, State agencies and professionals interested in developing the area.

We are an interdisciplinary group of economists, academics, designers, social entrepreneurs, communication experts, consultants, NGOs, foundations and volunteers that invest time, efforts, capacity, capital, and networks of knowledge to promote an alternative production model which can also be competitive in the market.

Our network of collaborators, below.

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OUR TEAM
Adriana Marina (Argentina)
Adriana Marina (Argentina)

With a PhD in Economics, she has conducted research on issues such as inequality and convergence between regions of Argentina, and comparative research on economic growth in Latin America, among others. She is a social entrepreneur, president of Animaná and Hecho x Nosotros. She also encourages and promotes the development of the Ethical Fashion Forum Latin America and of Centers of arts and crafts in the region, in order to contribute to their sustainable development.

Claudia Basso (Argentina)
Claudia Basso (Argentina)

Coach. She has experience in social development of ancient communities. She''s a founding partner of the NGO Hecho x Nosotros.

 

Andrea Alkalay (Argentina)
Andrea Alkalay (Argentina)

Industrial designer and communication and product consultant. She is also a founding partner of Hecho x Nosotros.

Alejandra Ortiz (Argentina)
Alejandra Ortiz (Argentina)

With a degree in Tourism, she has vast experience in etno-tourism and is a founding partnet of the NGO Hecho x Nosotros.

Stella Beliaeva (Argentina)
Stella Beliaeva (Argentina)

Ethical fashion investigator and Ethical Fashion Forum collaborator since its initial stage.

María Pazo (Argentina)
María Pazo (Argentina)

Social consultant. Currently working at Ashoka.

Casiana Martina (Argentina)
Casiana Martina (Argentina)

Language professor specialized in creative writing. She coordinates the Ethical Fashion Forum education area in schools and develops interdisciplinary workshops in the North of Argentina.

Natalia Bambaci (Argentina)
Natalia Bambaci (Argentina)

She is a marketing graduate with a post-graduate degree in International Relations. She worked for FTV Latin America before launching her own brand, INHAUS, in 2006. Since 2011 she is a marketing and communications advisor for brands involved with women through fashion, music and art via her content production company.

Patricia Razetti (Argentina)
Patricia Razetti (Argentina)

Fashion and Interiors designer; specialized in upcycling at Cosimondo.

Damián Torres (Argentina)
Damián Torres (Argentina)

Social entrepreneur and founder of Bondis Shoes.

Lía Spínola (Brasil)
Lía Spínola (Brasil)

She lives in Brazil, where she is a fashion designer and director of the Ecotece Institute. She specializes in ethical/ecological product development and promotion of social projects.

Laura Novik (Chile)
Laura Novik (Chile)

She is a fashion consultant specialized in Strategic management of design, communication and trends. She co-founded and runs Blink Design, a firm working for companies and government entities in Europe and America; and she is also a fashion activist through the project Raíz diseño.

Marcela Sánchez Duarte (Colombia)
Marcela Sánchez Duarte (Colombia)

She is an industrial designer specialized in design management and holds a Master degree in education. She has held positions as program director in fashion design pre-graduate schools since 2004, and has centered her activity as a teacher and investigator in forming ethical and responsible fashion professionals. She has developed virtual education projects sponsored by COLCIENCIAS and recently coordinated Fashion Revolution Day in Colombia.

Reneé Niño de Rivera (México)
Reneé Niño de Rivera (México)

She has a Master degree in Psycology and is an expert in brand positioning. In association with the brand Un Jardín a México, she created a fashion concept to develop with women from Oaxaca. She is also a member of the United Nations World Council of Peoples.

Franz Beltrán Gutiérrez (Bolivia)
Franz Beltrán Gutiérrez (Bolivia)

Commercial engineer, specialized in fashion marketing and business plans.

Mario Tejeda (Bolivia)
Mario Tejeda (Bolivia)

Responsible for Technology and Innovation at the Integral textile productive complex Programa Pro Bolivia - Produce.

Kate Holtzman (Estados Unidos)
Kate Holtzman (Estados Unidos)

She is an ethical fashion consultant specialized in fair trade production and young designers education. She co-founded the ethical brand Article 23.

Mariana Masias Castañón (Perú)
Mariana Masias Castañón (Perú)

Textile and clothes designer specialized in fine threads.

Diego Omar Carrasco (Ecuador)
Diego Omar Carrasco (Ecuador)

Ecuador-born designer with more than 13 years of experience. Specialized in the work with artisan groups from the country's three regions.

Olga Pfeifer (Brasil)
Olga Pfeifer (Brasil)

She is an entrepreneur.

Julieta Enriquez (Argentina)
Julieta Enriquez (Argentina)

She is a graphic designer and collaborator of the Ethical Fashion Forum.

Ivana Belén Casas (Argentina)
Ivana Belén Casas (Argentina)

Language and literature teacher specialized in cultural management. She holds a Master degree in Latin American Literary Studies. She is in charge of the Ethical Fashion Forum Education area.

Dana Batista (Argentina)
Dana Batista (Argentina)

Textile social worker at GranOla and Tamma fair trade workshops.

Ruth Carnevale (Argentina)
Ruth Carnevale (Argentina)

She is an art critic with vast experience in PR, image, communication, design and pattern making. Since 2006 she directs her own ethical fashion brand called SALVE, in which she works with recycled fabrics.

María Fernanda Soria (Argentina)
María Fernanda Soria (Argentina)

A specialist in Corporate Social Responsibility, she has audited for SA8000 and SGE21 norms and founded Rastro Verde, an organization promoting environmental programs.

Daniel Zakuski (Argentina)
Daniel Zakuski (Argentina)

Designer and educator focused on responsible design project management. He is currently a Practical Education teacher at Raggio Technical Schools.

Silvia Quatrocchi (Argentina)
Silvia Quatrocchi (Argentina)

She is a textile designer, secondary school teacher in Northern Argentina, and an expert in working with chaguar fiber.

Brian Levi (Argentina)
Brian Levi (Argentina)

He has a degree in Economy and is the director at Mascucha. He worked with the Ethical Fashion Forum in its initial years.

Víctor Marina (Argentina)
Víctor Marina (Argentina)

He is dedicated to the sustainable breeding of sheep through an holistic methodology.

Ezequiel Quaranta (Argentina)
Ezequiel Quaranta (Argentina)

Fashion designer and model-maker.

Ana Inés Figueroa (Argentina)
Ana Inés Figueroa (Argentina)

Her field of action is sustainable tourism in Argentina, Peru and Bolivia.

Nicolás Garrido (Chile)
Nicolás Garrido (Chile)

Doctor in Economy and investigator of economic development.

Anna Amiradaki (Estados Unidos)
Anna Amiradaki (Estados Unidos)

She works in graphic arts, web and ethical consumption. EFF USA. She acts as the representative for the Ethical Fashion Forum in the United States.

Geraldine Rychter (Argentina)
Geraldine Rychter (Argentina)

She is a fashion, advertising, editorial and product photographer.