Rachel Arthur

Writer and Systems Change Strategist

Rachel is a sustainability consultant and writer dedicated to actioning systems-level change within the fashion industry. She focuses on supply chain transformation, impact measurement, new business models, policy and storytelling in order to create a sector less harmful to people and planet. In this role, she leads the industry strategy for Google's environmental data platform in partnership with WWF and Stella McCartney, and consults on sustainable fashion with the public advocacy team of the United Nations Environment Programme. She also advises and mentors various start-ups similarly focused on driving change.

Rachel is otherwise the co-founder of FashMash, a global community bringing together over 500 changemakers with the aim of encouraging dialogue and sharing of ideas to shape the future of fashion. It includes a members-only network, a monthly speaker series and an annual mentoring programme.

She has delivered a TEDx talk about the role tech needs to play to enable a more environmentally sustainable fashion industry, and has regularly spoken on such subjects at other international events. By background she is an award-winning business journalist having contributed to heavyweight titles as varied as Wired, Forbes, The Business of Fashion, Vogue Business, The NY Times, The Guardian, Financial Times and more.

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