Amanda Johnston is curator and consultant at The Sustainable Angle, having curated the sustainable textiles collection and Future Fabrics Expo since its inception. She has a background in design consultancy and education, and has co-authored two books: Fabric For Fashion, and Fabric For Fashion The Swatch Book (both published 2010; 2nd edition 2014). Amanda teaches at the London College of Fashion, and regularly runs sustainable materials workshops, delivering presentations and seminars internationally, both at industry events and in educational forums. Amanda has a degree in Fashion Design from Kingston University.
Arizona has been modelling all her adult life, taking part in the green carpet challenge yearly. She essentially grew up in the fashion industry and has seen it from many angles. Her successful career as a model has brought her to realise the real need in the industry for a shift towards sustainability. She has been working with several brands, creating collaborations and encouraging brands to integrate sustainability at the core of their strategy.
Katie spent close to 20 years in the City of London in UK/European equity sales for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. She has travelled a number of times since leaving the City with Leaders Quest, for whom she is now an Ambassador. Katie became interested in the impact of consumer choices and the Fast Fashion sector as a result of her Quests. The sector is the second most environmentally damaging sector to oil and the impact on people, and the predominantly female workforces have been well documented. Katie is on the advisory boards of social enterprise Conscious Consumers, as well as the development board of Client Earth. In addition, she supports both international gender festivals WOW and BAM at the Southbank Centre. Katie has an MA in English and Art History from Edinburgh University.