FORA.tv Speaker - Natalia Allen
Natalia Allen is one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, one of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative, and one of Utne Reader’s 25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.
Called the “Conscientious Fashionista,” Allen founded Design Futurist in 2005. She has developed textiles integrating conductive fibers for DuPont, rain gear free of petroleum-based chemicals for DKNY, and photoluminescent fabrics for athletic wear.
Winner of the Young Scientist/Entrepreneur Partnership Award from the IAP Global Network of Science Academies, she is developing "clean plastic" textiles with scientist Stephen Miller.
Allen is a member of the Consumer Industry Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum and of Social Venture Network. She holds the Generation Award from Women, Inspiration & Enterprise.
A graduate of Parsons The New School For Design, where she won the coveted Designer of the Year Award, Allen has shared her knowledge of green fashion as well as environmentally and socially responsible clothing production at conferences in China, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, and at Davos
09.19.11 | 01:07:06 min
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