Fashion production emits 4-8% of global carbon emissions annually, generates the fastest-growing waste stream and pollutes rivers and streams through harmful dyes and chemicals. The industry employs 70 million mostly women of color worldwide in poverty wages and unsafe working conditions while profiting $2.5 trillion annually. As a women-led advocacy organization, Remake aims to lead collective action to fix the pollutive and exploitative practices of this industry. We hope to transform fashion by advocating for smarter legislation to regulate brands, creating campaigns like #PayUp to build accountability and transparency, and through raising consumer consciousness through campaigns like #NoNewClothes.
But we can’t do it alone.
This year, Remake is launching its inaugural Fellowship Program. The founding cohort is made up of a group of visionary industry insiders who will help to co-create a fellowship program housed and facilitated by Remake. The vision is to equip and inspire creatives to find their place in the movement for a more just and sustainable fashion industry.
The inaugural class, co-created by veteran model and activist Cameron Russell, consists of 24 accomplished fashion industry trailblazers, ranging from models to casting directors, publicists, and stylists, who have all signed on to help Remake educate and advocate for a better fashion industry.
During the year-long fellowship, these powerhouse women will come together to lend their expertise, collaborate, and further their knowledge on fashion’s issues to help shape its future for good. All of these women are ready to get to work and use their platforms, networks, and influence to create the positive systemic change within the fashion industry we so need.
Cameron Russell is a model, a writer, and an organizer. She has spent the last twenty years working as a model for clients like Prada, Calvin Klein, Victoria’s Secret, H&M, Vogue and Elle. With over 40 million views, she gave one of the top ten most popular TED talks of all time on the power of image. Her forthcoming book How To Make Herself Agreeable To Everyone is expected in 2024 from Penguin Random House. She is the co-founder of Model Mafia and was the force behind campaigns including #MyJobShouldNotIncludeAbuse which brought the #MeToo movement from Hollywood to fashion and resulted in the implementations of charters by Kering, LVMH, Hearst and Condé Nast. Building on 15 years of organizing inside the fashion industry, she is excited to be co-creating this fellowship with Remake.
Aditi Mayer is a visual storyteller, sustainability activist, and frequent speaker on topics of social and environmental justice. Her work explores the intersections of style, sustainability, and social justice. Seeing the fashion industry’s disproportion on people of color globally, Aditi seeks to understand the historical and sociopolitical underpinnings that allow the fashion industry to function in a colonial manner, rooted in exploitation and extraction of both labor and the natural environment. Since then, she has become a voice in the larger sustainability movement, approaching her work from multiple domains: from grassroots organizing in Downtown LA’s garment district to educating folks on the importance of diverse perspectives. In 2020, she was named a Fulbright x National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow and spent 2022 in India documenting the intersections of agriculture and artisan culture in relation to fashion. Her work has been celebrated in the likes of Vogue, National Geographic, The UN, The Guardian, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, and more.
Maya Penn is a 23 year old award-winning environmental activist, eco-designer, artist, animator, 3 time TED speaker, sustainability consultant, and author. She started her own sustainable fashion brand called Maya’s Ideas in 2008 when she was 8 years old. She has been working in sustainability and climate justice for 15 years. Maya is certified by University of Cambridge Business School in Circular Economies and Sustainable Business. She has received a commendation from President Barack Obama for outstanding achievement in environmental stewardship and being an animator and filmmaker, Maya made history at 16 years old during the Obama administration when she was commissioned to create an animated film for the opening of the first ever digital report presented to congress, which was to get an American museum of Women’s History built in Washington. Maya was featured on the January 2023 Cover of Vogue alongside Billie Eilish and amazing fellow activists.
Francesca Burns is a pre-eminent creative, stylist, publisher and consultant. Her overarching vision is one of sensitivity, beauty, emotion, empathy, inclusivity and progression. Throughout her illustrious career Fran has been at the vanguard of British fashion working as an Editor at i-D, Love and British Vogue before launching the ground-breaking publication ‘PRINT’ in collaboration with Christopher Simmonds. Fran is a provocative voice within the industry, speaking out on many important cultural topics including sustainability, body inclusivity and racial equality. She has co-hosted events with The Sustainable Angle addressing real solutions to the problems faced and a mentor with the Mentoring Matters scheme. Fran is also passionate about health and wellbeing and has recently qualified as a practitioner in Holistic Nutrition and Complementary Medicine. Fran co-founded ‘Resale Therapy’ with Pixie Geldof and Claudia Sinclair, selling pre- loved designer and vintage clothing. The highly coveted pop-up events encourage a more sustainable way to shop, avoid landfill and raise money and awareness for charity.
Erin Allweiss is the co-founder of No. 29, a media relations agency committed to advancing impact. With a diverse background in public policy, fashion, art and sustainability, Erin has overseen media relations for some of the most recognized brands, organizations, and individuals. At No. 29, she has led international media and marketing campaigns for some of the biggest leaders in fashion and social impact—from French sneaker brand VEJA to the TED Conference. Erin began her media career in Washington, working for NRDC, Oxfam, the ONE Campaign and Congressman Earl Blumenauer. No. 29 combines policy expertise with fashion, design, art and impact—and is one of the first media relations agencies to focus specifically on brands, individuals and institutions that are creating meaningful change. Erin also hosts the Enough. Podcast, which features people who are actively fixing and reimagining the world’s broken systems. Season 3 launches March 7.
Jazzmine Carthon is a model, content creator, and activist from Compton, CA who has made waves in the fashion industry by seeing power in both her individuality and community. As one of the founders and head community organizer of Models For Change Now, Jazzmine has found her passion in amplifying the voices of Black models and creatives. Whether it be hosting events to bring Black models together or pushing for the fair treatment and representation of BIPOC creatives in fashion, Jazzmine and Models For Change Now are committed to inspiring people to speak up against the inequalities we all face within the marginalized communities we serve. It has always been her mission to make a positive impact on the world and to work amongst those who align themselves with those same principles.
Lindsey Coffey is a model, activist, and the first American to win Miss Earth in 2020. With a background in Political Science that focused on government, public policy, and political behavior using humanistic and scientific perspectives, she turned her public platforms into a place of environmental awareness and green solutions. While campaigning for the protection of our natural resources and addressing the water crisis, Lindsey also advocates for ethical fashion, climate justice, wildlife conservation, and encourages global action towards sustainability. Lindsey is also a Climate Reality Leader and WWF Ambassador working with multiple organizations to promote environmental protection and address overconsumption, littering, waste management, and sustainability. With her background, she also lobbies on Capitol Hill for nature and wildlife conservation with our legislative branch.
Rachael Wang is a stylist, creative consultant and advocate for social and environmental justice. She is passionate about helping her fashion clients work in more intentional ways to reduce harm to the environment, improve the lives of workers and empower and uplift the communities they serve. After serving as a fashion editor and fashion director at Condé Nast for nearly a decade, in 2017, she founded Rachael Wang Studio to offer creative consultation through the lens of equity and sustainability. Her fashion direction can be seen in editorial commissions for CR Fashion Book, CR Men, Document Journal, Número Tokyo, Office, Porter, Telegraph, Vogue Italia, Vogue China and W. Select clients include Fair Trade USA, Farfetch, Levi’s, Nike and Stella McCartney.
Teresa Moore, a fashion model and environmental advocate, was born in Tonga, a Pacific Island nation, where she lived for 9 years of her childhood followed by 9 years in New Zealand. Teresa’s childhood on remote islands awakened her perspective on the climate crisis and circularity. Teresa’s modeling career took off as a teenager when she appeared on the covers of W, Elle, and Shape magazines and editorials in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, W, Marie Claire, Elle, Spanish and Mexican Vogue, and Australian and British editions of Harper’s Bazaar. Outside of modeling, Teresa graduated with a 4.0GPA from New York University with a degree in Sustainable Business. Her sustainability consultancy for Auberge Wildflower Farms hotel achieved 40% energy savings in building construction, was awarded New York State government funding, and the EPA EnergyStar Award. Teresa also secured a 1.5MWh community solar contract to achieve 100% renewable power. Teresa is an investor in climate-tech VC funds and social impact private equity. Teresa also partners with sustainable fashion and beauty brands, creating content for her 50k followers across her social media accounts. Teresa is an eloquent public speaker with appearances on CNN and E!
Grace Mahary is a solar energy activist, certified sommelier, and an eritrean-canadian model who focuses on women’s empowerment. Grace received her big break courtesy of givenchy for the parisian houses’ fall 2012 collection. She has since worked with other notable fashion brands including Chanel, Dior, Valentino and Balenciaga and has been featured in Vogue, W Magazine, Bazaar and Elle. She is the founder and Executive Director of Project Tseigh, a nonprofit organization that was created to help decrease global energy poverty and improve the quality of life for families currently living under such conditions.
Veronica Pome’e is a Tongan Activist and First Polynesian Sports Illustrated Model. Pome’e is the founder of a self-love and self-empowerment organization, Change in LOVE, and an advisor to Models for Change Now, a #blm model chapter of over 200 models. She lives and works in New York City.
Christiana Tien Tran is the founder and CEO of LUMIEN Creative, an agency founded to evolve and redefine talent management inside the fashion industry. She has spent the last three decades collaborating with some of the most iconic talents and brands, with the purpose of shifting cultures, raising consciousness, and disrupting the status quo, affecting positive change. She facilitated the highest grossing fashion item NFT sold, benefitting LGBTQ+ charities; and currently is or has collaborated with talents such as Cameron Russell, Ebonee Davis, Toni Garrn, Adowa Aboah, Shalom Harlow, Valentina Sampaio, Karen Elson, Jamie Bochert, Lulu Tenney, Natasha Poly, Carmen Kass, and Doutzen Kroes, to name a few. She believes in community resilience and the limitless capacity of the human spirit. Not motivated by short term gains, she is profoundly committed to building sustainable ecosystems in which our future generations can thrive in.
Edie Campbell is a model, an entrepreneur, and an outspoken advocate for model rights. Campbell has graced every major vogue cover and fronted campaigns for everyone from Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs , to H&M and Sandro. In 2015, she started her own fashion label, Itchy Scratchy Patchy, with her long-time friend and artist Christabel MacGreevy. Since launching, the brand has collaborated with Levi’s, Sunspel, Dickies and Chloé, and is now stocked at Dover Street Market . Campbell is an accomplished jockey and competes nationally.
Andreea Diaconu has been a successful fashion model for the past decade. She is an advisor to the Open Door Foundation, an NGO based in Romania, that seeks to address the root causes of human trafficking. She enjoys surfing, cooking, writing, and is currently studying Neuroscience and Behavior and Sustainable Development at Columbia University in New York.
Áine Rose Campbell is a producer, community organizer, facilitator, communications strategist, and fashion model. She is the co-founder of the Model Activist Community, aka, the Model Mafia, a community of hundreds of fashion models working together to make the fashion industry and world more sustainable, equitable and just. In her career as a model she made an effort to work with a number of sustainable fashion brands to align her image with her beliefs. She’s half Chinese, half Scottish-Irish and was raised in England.
Arizona Muse is one of the fashion sectors most highly regarded champions for sustainability. She has been a model for the past 12 years, engaging with brands such as Prada, YSL and Chanel for their shows and campaigns as well as gracing the covers of magazines such Dazed and Confused, Numero, and over 40 covers of Vogue titles around the world. As well as her work with organizations such as Greenpeace, The Sustainable Angle and UN organizations including UNDP, UNEP and UNFAO, she also uses her influence to raise awareness and funds for her charity DIRT— Foundation for the Regeneration of Earth which was launched in 2021. DIRT works to regenerate soil by supporting the Biodynamic Farming movement, and has already partnered with brands such as Vrai, Anya Hindmarch and Weleda on projects that support the transition of the fashion sector to grow all it’s raw materials in a way that no longer harms the earth and humans but brings well being and regeneration. Biodynamic farming focuses on boosting biodiversity, community and replenishing soils, allowing them to store more water and draw down more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. By her own standards, Arizona fails constantly to spend enough time in the gym, believes in fairies and thoroughly enjoys chatting about radical Climate Solutions.
Angel Chang is an American womenswear designer who has been working with ethnic minority artisans in southwest rural China for the past decade. She began her career designing for Donna Karan Collection in New York and Chloé (See by Chloé) in Paris. Since 2010, Angel has worked closely with ethnic minority fabric masters in the UNESCO mountain villages of Guizhou province, China. Her workshop Atelier Angel Chang was created in 2012 to bring global appreciation for indigenous craftsmanship and to revive traditional fabric-making practice in need of urgent safeguarding. In 2020, she launched ANGEL CHANG as the first ever zero-carbon womenswear collection — made seed-to-button entirely by hand (without electricity) using ancient techniques that follow the cycles of nature. And now collaborates with indigenous weavers in the American Southwest, Central America, Egypt, and India. She is a Cartier Women’s Initiative Laureate and recipient of Pernod Ricard China’s Le Cercle Fund, an artist award for social responsibility to support the preservation of traditional craftsmanship. As a TED Speaker and Smithsonian Artist, Angel speaks to global audience about fashion, sustainability, and indigenous knowledge. As a NEST Professional Fellow and Member of the Artisan Alliance, she provides design expertise to artisan groups around the world.
Clare Richardson is a British stylist and fashion consultant, based between London and New York. She has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, from Balenciaga and Hermes to Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger. Previously, Fashion Director at Holiday Magazine and currently contributing fashion editor at British Vogue and her work has been featured in various editorials such as Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia, The Last Magazine and M le Monde. Clare has also collaborated with numerous photographers including Ethan James Green, Peter Lindbergh, Hedi Slimane, David Sims, Collier Schorr and Josh Olins. A known advocate of the idea of ‘slow fashion,’ Clare launched Reluxe, a luxury curated, preloved ecommerce site that offers a guilt-free and accessible way for people to indulge their love of fashion and refresh their wardrobe while doing good for the planet.
Rebecca Harris is an attorney in the Licensing, Strategic Partnering and Commercial Transactions group at Gunderson Dettmer and has been a co-lecturer of the Fashion Law Lab at Harvard Law School since 2020. Rebecca received a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2017, where she was a member of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, a member of the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, a Rappaport Fellow in Law and Public Policy, and co-chair of HLS Lambda’s Political Committee. During law school, Rebecca was a research assistant and teaching fellow for Professor Jeannie Suk Gersen, and her research focused on Title IX enforcement and campus sexual assault policies. Prior to attending law school, Rebecca spent five years working as a Victim Witness Advocate at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Rebecca received a B.A. from McGill University in Political Science and Middle East Studies in 2009.
For almost 30 years Guinevere van Seenus has defined beauty in campaigns for luxury brands including Bottega Veneta, Chanel, Miu Miu, Prada, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Azzedine Alaia, John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, Jil Sander and many others. More recently, Guinevere has been working as a photographer with editorials in leading magazines including W and Vogue, along with campaigns for Jo Malone and Agolde as well as a special project for Alexander McQueen among others. An accomplished jewelry maker and dog rescuer, Guinevere’s latest project is restoring an old hunting estate outside of New York City with her partner and bevy of adopted creatures.
Rebecca Roberts has over twenty years of experience in the fashion industry beginning her career as an agent for photographers at M.A.P., working with some of the most sought out talent, brands and magazines. She teaches in the undergraduate photography department at The School of Visual Arts and her writing on art and photography has been published in magazines including Acne Paper, Artinfo, Dear Dave, Document Journal and Whitewall. She has spoken on several panels including introducing the ‘Don’t Spot Now: Fashion Photography Next’ exhibition conversation series at FOAM. Currently, Rebecca is the Director of Creative Services and Business Development at the North Six Group, working across the groups various divisions to help both brands and creatives find unique ways to bring their message and identity to life through print, film, live events, editorial content and media. In addition, she oversees the company’s global initiatives, partnerships and charitable programs.
Jenny Friedberg is the founder of Creative Chaos, a boutique production, casting, and creative services company. For almost three decades she has consulted and collaborated with some of the biggest names in beauty and fashion spanning the range from fast fashion to luxury. On the personal side, Jenny is the mother of two young adults and identifies as a committed “Student for Life,” having completed sabbaticals in the worlds of cuisine, wine, mindfulness meditation teacher training, and now learning about New York State’s emerging cannabis industry. A born and bred Manhattanite, she now lives close to the land on a farm in the Hudson Valley with her dachshunds Elvis and Grace.
Juana Burga is a Peruvian actress, model & activist. She played the lead heroine in a post-apocalyptic movie,”The Unseen”. Her upcoming feature film “The Most Feared Skin” is launching at film festivals Summer 2023. She is the only Peruvian fashion model to have walked in New York, London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks, and has been photographed by fashion’s well-respected photographers and appeared in the most notable publications and covers. Juana founded Nuna Awaq (“Soul of the Artisan” in Quechua), a platform and a global community that supports and protects textile and natural fiber craftswomen and their families. Nuna Awaq also allows the world to appreciate a thousand years’ worth of culture. “Nuna Awaq”was officially announced through the special cover for the 20th anniversary of Vogue Mexico.
Naomi Shimada is an author, model and broadcaster based in London. Her work attempts to encourage practices of care and tenderness with ourselves and the world around us. Her first book, co-authored with journalist Sarah Raphael: ‘Mixed Feelings – Exploring the emotional impact of our digital habits’ was published on Quadrille in the autumn of 2019. You can listen to ‘Beauty Fix with Naomi Shimada’ + ‘Obsessed With…Killing Eve’ both on BBC Sounds.