Andrea Bury is a marketing expert and social entrepreneur. In 2001 she founded the communication agency Calliope. Six years later, Andrea moved to Marrakesh and opened a city palace. The AnaYela, a “Place of Inspiration” established soon as a hot spot for international thinkers. Living there inspired her to create the social fashion brand ABURY.
Founder & CEO of ABURY Collection
Karim Sattar brings over 15 years of industry experience to Dr. Hauschka's team as the international make-up artist.
International Make-up Artist & Ambassador for Dr. Hauschka
I am passionate about the potential for business to transform livelihoods and break the poverty cycle in communities all over the world. Growing up in Africa and working in the shanty towns of Cambodia opened my eyes: entrepreneurs (and intrapreneurs) with ideas, creativity and drive are a powerful force for global change.
CEO at Ethical Fashion Forum & Mysource
Sali and Sara Nuru
Social Business Entrepreneurs & Founders of Nurucoffee
Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Thjnk AG
Eva has worked as a model for internationally renowned brands such as Eres, Chanel and Armani. In 2014, Eva started her own label Ce’nou together with Katja Will.
Working on charitable projects and contributing to a sustainable lifestyle has been a passion for Eva for many years. She is an ambassador for German UNICEF council and supporter of the Ronald McDonald house in Berlin.
German Supermodel and Designer
Sass Brown is Interim Dean for the School of Art and Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. As a researcher, writer, blogger and educator, her area of expertise is ethical fashion, in all of its various expressions, from slow design and heritage craft skills to recycle, reuse and new business models.
Writer, curator, educator
Bibi Russell is a former international model and Bangladeshi fashion designer. In 1994, Bibi opened her own fashion company, Bibi Productions, in Bangladesh with the desire of infusing indigenous Bengali cultural elements into her designs.
Founder and CEO of Bibi Productions
Stephanie is a Designer based in London. She studied womenswear at the University of the Arts before focusing on accessories and setting up her own label Sirice. In 2007, she moved to Beijing to work for Bestseller Group. Thereafter she embarked to Hong Kong where she is in charge of Shanghai Tang's accessories collections to this day.
“I am totally autodidact, I am not working with designing skills, I am working just with creativity and intuition.”
Artsi Ifrah - ART/C
Fashion Designer & Mentor for Moroccan Designers
The native Kenyan, have been involved with fashion for over 26 years where she had a successful career on the catwalk as a model. She is involved in fashion projects with links to her heritage, starting in 2013 the Fashion Africa 254 and in in 2014 she the African designers for tomorrow (2014-2015) - a unique concept that gives emerging African designers international image and access to the European markets.
Founder & Ceo of Fashion Africa 254
Founder of SoSue Blogzine & Shop
Carolina Vera is well known for her work in the film THE PERFUME, the Dokudrama ADENAUER and for her role in TATORT. She was nominated for best German actress in 2011, was the German voice for Penelope Cruz and Sofia Vergara amongst others and is passionate about empowering women in the film industry and elsewhere. She was born and raised in Chile and is based in Berlin.
Nell is an accessories designer at Michael Kors and an expert in embroidery on leather.
Ruth Hepburn is the 2017 ADEx Winner. ``The Abury Design Experience gave me a valuable insight into the designer's role as mediator between buyer and producer in the design process. Being the hinge between two different worlds is a continuous learning process, but also a privileged vantage point to admire and learn from both.``
Winner of the ADEx 2017 and Woven Textile Designer