• Laura Dotolo

In the Spotlight: Growing Fashion with a Positive Impact


In the spotlight this week is a #girlboss and #fashionindustry veteran who is in the BOF (Business of Fashion) 500 and was awarded the International Woolmark Prize 2016-2018. So who is Julie Gilhart? Formerly a senior vice president fashion director at Barneys for eighteen years, she is now the founder of her own consulting company, where she works with brands like Amazon, Moet and Louis Vuitton. She launched many careers with her LVMH prize for emerging talent and sits on the board for many prestigious companies including Parsons School of Design and the CFDA. Today she is a pioneer of sustainability and the circular economy.

Julie Gilhart sure has an impressive resume and the team at #clutchbags believe she is the ultimate #girlboss. But beyond her exciting fashion industry repertoire, she has founded a non-profit for disaster relief, helped launch "The Bid to Save the Earth" auction (raising over 3 million) and supports several philanthropic efforts including Alice Water's Edible Schoolyard NYC and A Walk on Water, to name a few.

Clutch BagsDotCom is the ultimate platform for #Americanfashionandstyle but what Julie Gilhart so adequetly spotlights is the responsibility each member of the fashion industry has to do better. Her motto is simply 'growing fashion businesses with a positive impact' and that the future of fashion is circular. So the team at Clutch Bags has thought about what we can do to continually strive to impact the fashion world positively.

We are trying to impact by inviting American made designers to join us so we can come together to create a larger platform for beautiful well designed American made accessories. To show the world that American Made design is vital and thriving. We are curating a wonderful platform for beautifully designed and made products. Julie has really given us inspiration to cultivate this curated marketplace.

#Americanmade #sustainablefocused and exciting new positive change movements are what you'll be seeing soon, so stay tuned on #clutchbags instagram. Shop the latest #Americanmade Styles at Clutchbagsdotcom.


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