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The purpose of this Community is to bring together apparel design professionals with a focus on “Conscious Design”. We provide tools, resources & connections so that we can level up our skills, share experiences & build connections so that we can design consciously and make a greater impact on social responsibility
My name is Britta, and I am the founder of Inside Fashion Design and Co-Founder of Creative Capital Design- an apparel design consultancy. I am a 25-year Apparel Designer and am passionate about conscious design methods and community building for social impact. For over two decades, I have been blessed to enjoy a successful career within the fashion industry. After attending NDSU and the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC for my design education, I enjoyed a successful career within NYC for over 15 years, at which time I relocated to the Pacific Northwest to design for Perry Ellis International. I have been fortunate enough to enjoy a career that has brought me joy, growth, and satisfaction in my life. Above all, I love sharing ideas, thoughts, tips, tricks, and advice with others who are either just starting their journey, trying to advance their career, or seeking to offer mentorship for others in this community.
Accomplished business leader with a wide range of strategic and operational experiences in helping companies build processes and scale up. Team builder across Product, Marketing, Sales, and Operations demonstrated in the apparel, consumer products, building supplies, sporting goods, and retail industries. My career includes leadership roles with global brands, manufacturing, and retail organizations such as Nike, Mohawk Industries, and The Home Depot. Extensive international experience in Asia and Europe including long-term assignments in China, Korea, Spain, and Italy. Jim is an IFD Board member and Ethical Fashion Festival advisor.
Rebecca is the Co-Founder and Principal at Creative Capital Design- an apparel design consultancy focused on athletic and outdoor apparel. She studied Fashion Design and Illustration at Otis/Parsons School of Fine Arts in Los Angeles, CA, worked for a high fashion house in LA and, retired after 19 years as Global Creative Director Apparel, Footwear, Accessories at Nike, Inc. in Beaverton, OR. Rebecca has a commanding utility to articulate a vision through words, materials, and images. Her passion is contagious and her devotion to design and designers is unlimited. She believes design should be substantial and meaningful, not precious or arbitrary.
Over eighteen years of experience designing for prestigious fashion companies worldwide, including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Halston, Kashiyama, Donna Karan, Nicole Miller, Anthropology, and the Banana Republic. Partner and Leader of Sustainable Education Technology for Argentinian NGO Hecho Por Nosotros and advisor to the Board of Fashion Ghana, West Africa. Design projects include work featured at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of New York City. Founder and owner of a successful international Textile Print design studio, while concurrently an adjunct Textiles and Entrepreneurship instructor. Guest Artist and Creative Director for the limited edition Batik collection for Pendleton. Volunteer facilitator for Portland Arts Museum’s Arts Scholarship sponsored by Links. Workshops include Circular Fashion, Biomimicry, Biomaterials, and a recent workshop on Design Thinking and Intersectionality at Cambridge University. Co-producer of the Ethical Fashion Festival Board member TYE Oregon Foundation and a member of the advisory board for the US Functional Fabric Fair.
In the late 1970s, my mother bravely taught young girls how to make scarves in the midst of the Khmer Rouge war. She saw fashion and beautiful fabrics as a way of bringing beauty to an otherwise ugly surroundings, and she passed this love on to me as a child. As an adult, I have never completely fallen in love with a clothing piece unless I am able to make my own modifications to it, from my own vision. I knew during my teens I wanted to have the freedom to express myself creatively, but life took me towards another interesting path in high-tech. With a career in Global Program Management and Marketing spanning over twenty years in big corporations such as Intel, I now have the real-world experience and newfound courage to pursue my childhood dream in fashion. My goal is to one day have my own organic clothing line that represents not only my timeless artistic style but my values. I’m thrilled and honored to have been connected to the team at IFD, to further pursue my design aspirations. Under the wings of this team and as a tribute to my late mother, I look forward to growing tremendously, contributing to the causes of the IFD community, and having lots of creative fun. And in the near future, I hope to be lucky enough to see you at the launch of my clothing line!