Sustainability encompasses passion, collaboration, and innovation. One must have the passion for learning about the problems with today's current models and study the sustainability frameworks that provide a foundation to address these issues. One must also have the desire to collaborate with others and be open to sharing knowledge and resources. Passion and collaboration will drive the innovative solutions needed to address our sustainability challenges.
Ellie Cotlar is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where she received her BFA in Fashion Design. After working in the fast fashion industry for over fourteen years, Ellie is dedicated to applying her knowledge and skill-set to advance sustainable fashion.
Ellie began her career in New York City at Sean John. She spent five years with Oxford (a division Li & Fung), where she worked on Target’s GO International Designer Collaborations. After Oxford, Ellie spent another five years at Kohl's on the Vera Wang brand.
After leaving Kohls, and the east coast, Ellie moved to Los Angeles. Her first day at Hybrid Apparel was also her first day as a MA student in MCAD's Sustainable Design program. Two and a half years and five apartments later, she is very excited to graduate in May and put her coursework to work!
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