Sina Trinkwalder founded Germany’s social textile business Manomama. The business provides training for those that would otherwise have difficulties on the job-market and is known for its horizontal hierarchies. Sina Trinkwalder worked as the CEO of her own advertising agency over ten years before founding Manomama in 2010. For her ecological and social commitment, Sina Trinkwalder has received a number of awards such as the "Social Entrepreneur of Sustainability 2011" and the "German Fairness Prize 2015".
For this panel, our international guest will be joined by local experts Clare Press and Melinda Tually:
Melinda Tually is the Director of NDLESS: The New Normal and the Coordinator for Fashion Revolution Australia and New Zealand. Melinda advises brands and retailers on responsible business and supply chain strategy, social and environmental risks, communications, partnerships and sourcing. Melinda was Deputy Chair of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand, the body responsible for advocacy of the Fair Trade movement from 2014 –2016. Fashion Revolution is a global movement calling for greater transparency in the fashion industry.
Clare Press is currently fashion editor-at-large at Marie Claire, and columnist for 'Sustainable Style' at Daily Life. She recently launched the podcast Wardrobe Crisis. Her book of the same title was named one of the best books of 2016 by The Age. Ex-Vogue, she has interviewed everyone from Beyoncé and Pharrell to Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard. Clare is a passionate advocate for responsible fashion, and sits on the Australian advisory board of Fashion Revolution.