Marci Zaroff

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Marci Zaroff
Born 13 December
Occupation ECOpreneur
Website www.marcizaroff.com

Marci Zaroff coined and trademarked the term "ECOfashion®[1]" in 1995 and is an internationally recognized ECOlifestyle entrepreneur, educator, innovator and expert. Zaroff believes that Millennials are "“driving the rapidly growing movement for sustainable and ethical fashion.”[2] Zaroff is a green business leader. Zaroff has been instrumental in driving authenticity, environmental leadership & social justice worldwide for over 27 years.

Zaroff is an RSA Fellow and a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute[3]

Career[edit]

Marci Zaroff has a degree from the Haas Business School of the University of California, Berkeley.[4] Zaroff has been instrumental in driving authenticity, environmental leadership & social justice worldwide for over 25 years.


Zaroff was a key figure in the development of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)[5] and first Fair Trade Textile Certification.

Currently a Director/Advisor on numerous Boards, including Organic Trade Association, Textile Exchange, Fair Trade USA, Fashion Revolution, Fashion Positive, Teens Turning Green and many more.

Zaroff speaks internationally on organic and sustainable textiles, creative leadership and strategy, social innovation and green business/design. She keynote spoke at Sustainable Brands Istanbul[6] on "How to Co-Create a Stylish & Sustainable World" and was a panelist at the National Products Expo East in Baltimore on "Field to Tee: Organic Textiles" [7] and at the 2015 NGO Conference at the United Nations.[8] Zaroff also had the opportunity to introduce former Vice President Al Gore at South Florida’s Mizner Amphitheater and is featured in the book: “ECO AMAZONS: 20 Women Who Are Transforming the World.”

Zaroff launched organic/sustainable fiber initiatives in retailers such as Whole Foods Market, Macy's, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and AVEDA.[9]

Zaroff's first book "ECOrenaissance: Co-Creating A Stylish, Sexy & Sustainable World" will be published in 2018 by Simon & Schuster.

Business accomplishments[edit]

  • Retail Touchpoint's "Retail Innovator Award"[10]
  • ABC News' "Legends and Legacies"
  • New York Moves "Power Woman Award"[11]
  • Fashion Group International's "Rising Star Award"[12]
  • ELLE Magazine's "Mercury Style Award"
  • Turkish Textile Association "Honorary Member"
  • National Product Industry's "Socially Responsible Business Award"

Personal life[edit]

An artist, yoga enthusiast, and mother of two “green” Millennials, Zaroff lives in New York City with her ecopreneur husband & soulmate, Eric Schnell.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaroff, Marci. ecofashion.com. Marci Zaroff [ecofashion.com ecofashion.com] Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 13 August 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ CHENG, ANDRIA. "'Fair Trade' Becomes a Fashion Trend". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  3. ^ unknown, publisher. "Fellow Profile". Aspen Institute. Archived from the original on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  4. ^ NAHIGYAN, PIERCE. "Marci Zaroff on Developing ECOfashion & Inspiring Millennial Women". Planet Experts. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Goldberg, Max. "Eco-Friendly Fridays: Under the Canopy's Marci Zaroff is Taking Organic into Wyndham Hotels and Bed Bath & Beyond". livingmaxwell.com. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  6. ^ unknown. "Sustainable Brands Istanbul". Sustainable Brands Istanbul. Sustainable Brands Istanbul. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  7. ^ unknown. "Field to Tee: Organic Textiles". Natural Products Expo East. Natural Products Expo East. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  8. ^ Unknown. "2015 NGO Conference". 2015 NGO Conference. United Nations. Archived from the original on 16 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  9. ^ NAHIGYAN, PIERCE. "Marci Zaroff on Developing ECOfashion & Inspiring Millennial Women". Planet Experts. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  10. ^ http://www.retailinnovationconference.com/awards/2016-winners/
  11. ^ McMullan, Patrick. "New York Moves Magazine's Fifth Annual Power Women Awards". Patrick McMullan. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  12. ^ unknown, publisher. "2008 Rising Star Award Winners". Fashion Group International. Retrieved 13 August 2015.