Cara Smyth

Cara Smyth is the Vice President of Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC), the first international institution of higher education in the United States to receive degree granting authority, and founder of the renown Fair Fashion Center (FFC). With the unique mission to facilitate the incorporation of sustainable practices into fashion, the FFC is proving the business case for sustainability by turning global issues into industry opportunities. The FFC is home to the only CEO coalition working on collective impact initiatives towards a systems change in the fashion sector. In her role bridging the industry, academia and a sustainable future, she now serves on the Sustainability Advisory Council for Marie Claire, is a board member for Glasgow Caledonian University, Sing for Hope, and a Tribeca Disrupter. In the past year, she delivered the keynote presentations at the Textile Exchange and Bluesign conferences, spoke on the first-ever sustainability panel at the WWD CEO Summit, and presented at the Bloomberg Vanity Fair Climate Exchange.

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