As Founder and CEO of Celia Grace Eco & Fair Wedding Dresses I am living my dream of helping women around the world through safe, fair, and empowering work. Celia Grace is the culmination of my education and experience in international development, nonprofits, project management, and business.
Living in Mexico and China and researching women and factory work opened my eyes to the potential that clothing manufacturing has to either help or hurt women. Therefore, when I got married I wanted a wedding dress that would improve the lives of everyone who touched it. No such dress existed so I began to work on the concept of an ethically-sourced wedding dress brand while earning my MBA and Master in Public Policy and Administration and playing a leadership role with Net Impact.
Today, Celia Grace is a fast-growing for-profit social enterprise (a triple bottom line business considering people, planet and profit in every decision we make). Our mission is to provide brides with a gorgeous wedding dress that matches their values of human rights, environmental sustainability, and empowering women. Celia Grace wedding dresses are hand made by women’s cooperatives, fair trade producers, and refugees rebuilding their lives in the United States. We provide women with safe, fair, and empowering work that gives women dignity, respect, skills, and self confidence so that they can better themselves, their families, and their communities.
Specialties: public speaking, sustainable supply chain development and management, guerrilla marketing.