Being eco-conscious is more than just a buzzword to Stephanie Dickson, the founder of Green is the New Black Asia (GITNB), Asia’s first conscious festival. “My work is all about making sustainability mainstream, accessible and a little sexy,” she shares. “We do this through our biannual Conscious Festivals in Singapore and Hong Kong, and our media platform where we connect responsible brands with individuals who care.”
After four years of planning fashion weeks, Dickson realised how she personally contributed to the detriment of the planet. Wanting to make a difference, she went all out to discover brands on the mission to do good. Launching GITNB meant she could help others understand and become greener. The Conscious Festivals have welcomed more than 10,000 attendees and developed its #LittleGreenSteps programme for brands and events. She also hosts a weekly video series on GITNB TV, where she interviews conscious-preneurs.
But she’s not resting on her laurels; she plans to expand her efforts to other parts of Asia and around the world. “We will continue to evolve and grow to meet the needs of the conscious community, so we can support, connect and inspire all to take positive action.”
Dickson is also the founder of The Wedge Asia, which connects conscious brands and people through events, and endeavours to build a community for those who want to live more consciously.