FASHION FWD TEAM

Meet the individuals who are prioritizing the detoxification of fashion.


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Alexandra McNair

CEO/Founder

Alexandra McNair is the founder of Fashion FWD. With more than a decade of experience in the sustainability space across the globe, she is widely recognized as a change maker in today’s sustainable fashion ecosystem. After working in sustainable retail for Lord Deben, the former Secretary of State for the Environment in the United Kingdom, Alexandra received three sustainability focused certifications from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She frequently speaks to student audiences, and has collaborated with several universities on improving their sustainability curriculums.

Determined to shed light on the hidden epidemic of harmful chemicals in the clothing people wear, Alexandra launched Fashion FWD, a consumer-facing platform that raises awareness about the fashion industry’s impact on the environment and human health. She is an advocate for turning fashion lovers into conscious consumers through education and action. Ultimately, she aims to motivate brands to improve their product safety standards and international working conditions.


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Gavin Gillas, JD

Advisor

Gavin is the founder of Giving Docs, a philanthropic long-term funding site. He an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at the University of Texas and the former CEO of The Magazine Channel.  Gavin mentors and teaches entrepreneurship and social impact at TechStars, DivInc, Impact Hub, Galvanize, and General Assembly. 

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Marci Zaroff

Advisor, Board Member

Marci is an internationally recognized ECOlifestyle visionary, author, speaker, innovator and educator and has been instrumental in driving environmental leadership & social justice worldwide for nearly three decades. Learn more here.

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ALEJANDRA OSPINA

Director, Fashion FWD South America

Alejandra is a trilingual communications strategist skilled at creating meaningful public and private partnerships. She creates branding strategies that support ethical and sustainable business practices, as well as promotes consumer awareness around sustainability in the fashion industry. She plans to help launch our bilingual educational courses. Alejandra leads Fashion FWD’s South America.

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Bethany Bennett

Advisor

Bethany is a retail and consumer goods consultant for Accenture with a focus on transformational strategies with experience across the retail and consumer goods industries.

She is passionate about sustainability and innovation and supports Fashion FWD with managing the complex connections between environmental, social and economic factors into our core business processes