Fashion and the Planet
Runa Ray is a Fashion designer and Environmentalist.
Who uses Art as Activism to educate and advocate for policy change.
She has worked extensively with the sustainable development goals and various projects with regards to Climate Action with the United Nations.
She is also an educational member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for Fashion and Climate Action
As an innovator, Runa Ray's designs encompass the reduce, reuse and recycle model.
By keeping the end in mind, She has helped revive ancient and indigenous techniques of garmenting that reduce our impact on the earth.
Her expertise lies in the circularity of the Fashion Industry and zero waste initiatives, which help SME's and MME's in abating climate change.
When Fashion has a Message
She completed her Fashion Studies at the National Institute of Fashion technology in India, and won the Best design Collection Award.
Post which, after her Masters in Fashion in Paris. She was tapped to work with the Luxury houses of Dior and John Galliano.
As a Fashion environmentalist, Ray writes regularly for Deccan herald newspaper in India, the (CFDA) Council of Fashion Designers of America, IOC- Unesco and the World Bank on Fashion and Climate action, focusing on ideas that promote sustainability to reduce Fashion's impact on our environment.
Her intuitive knowledge on cultures coupled with skills necessary to build messages, launched a career that made her a regular at the New York Fashion week and the United Nations.
Where she effectively used Fashion to advocate for policy change
She decided to turn her life into a career that can heal the world. Her platform Sustainable Fashion Workshop collaborates with with Blue and Green economies to help be part of the solution.
Runa Ray believes that environmental justice cannot exist without social justice.
She campaigns for Peace and the advancement of Science.
Her grassroots organization Peace-Activism works with artists from all fields to advocate Peace. The organization is in membership with the Nobel Prize winning non profit to ban nuclear weapons, ICAN, International Peace Bureau, World Beyond War and United Religions Initiative.
She has been a featured speaker at the United Nations, IUCN Youth, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and Rutgers University.
Her designs have been featured in the Times, Huffingtonpost, Vogue, ID, WWD, Daily Mail and Harpers Bazaar.