About the Foundation

Slow Factory sees fashion as a vehicle for social, cultural and environmental change. Our work expands far beyond the fashion industry in scope and impact.

We are a 501c3 public service organization operating as an open education institute, an independent research lab & new media platform, and a granting & empowerment fund. We believe in a regenerative, climate-positive, anti-racist approach to creating climate change solutions and ultimately systemic change.

Our initiatives and programs focus on circular design, material innovation and addressing social inequity. Through our media platforms, we translate complex information related to climate and social justice for the public.

Board of Directors

Céline Semaan

Céline Semaan

Founder of Slow Factory and advocate for social and environmental justice

Henrietta Gallina

Henrietta Gallina

Creative Director and strategist, social commentator and advocate

Sophia Li

Sophia Li

Journalist and video director in fashion and cultural impact

Marni Majorelle

Marni Majorelle

Environmentalist, urban horticulurist and community organizer

Aja Barber

Aja Barber

Writer and fashion consultant with a focus on race, intersectional feminism, sustainable and ethical fashion

Korina Emmerich

Korina Emmerich

Fashion designer and Native rights advocate

Colin Vernon

Colin Vernon

Founder of Slow Factory with a background in tech innovation, media production and cultural theory

Special Advisors

Waris Ahluwalia

Waris Ahluwalia

Designer, actor, philanthropist and artist