Hi I am Taryn Hipwell the founder of Beyond the Label, author, thought leader, and consumer engagement specialist in the realm of sustainable fashion. Beyond the Label (BtL) started as a partnership with TEDxLA to educate Angelenos about the true health, social, and environmental cost of their fashion purchases. BtL is now a charitable organization that addresses the question “What’s in my tee?” to encourage shoppers to consider what their T-shirt is made of and how their purchases affect the world, the workers, and themselves. Taryn has taught and spoken around the world including Namanuga School in Zambia, the Green School in Bali, NYU, FIT, FIDM, CSU, USF, SMC, UCLA, Parsons, Loyola Law, and Sourcing @ MAGIC.
I am an advisor for Fashion Revolution Tampa, Santa Monica College – Fashion Department, and Infinite Flow – a Wheelchair Dance Company.