Rachel Faller (MICA Fiber, '08) is an entrepreneur and creator who has been working in the ethical fashion industry for over 8 years. Armed with her art degree from MICA and idea that fashion shouldn’t have such a high cost for people and the environment, she moved to Cambodia on a Fulbright grant to do research on sustainable fashion and fair trade. Her research led her to start KeoK’jay in 2008, her first ethical fashion label, that was later re-branded as tonlé. Tonlé has become Cambodia’s first zero-waste fashion brand, with a team of 50 staff, retail stockists in 10 countries, 4 of its own boutiques, and a growing press following to attest to tonlé’s growing popularity. Rachel is recognized internationally as an industry leader, having been selected to participate in LA Fashion Week in 2010 and featured in a number of press outlets including Huff Post Live, CNN international, Channel New Asia, Forbes Online Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor and more. After 6 years of living in Cambodia, Rachel is now based in San Francisco and continues to work on building the tonlé brand from the United States.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Building, 110
1300 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA