Green Festival Speakers
Taryn Hipwell is the founder and creator of EcoDivas TV. Taryn is a enthusiastic, ethical, empowering writer, producer and host committed to creating super fun unscripted content that makes a difference. The goal of EcoDivas TV is to create awareness and build communities that focus on Eco film, fashion, cosmetics and food by sharing information from different cities around the world. EcoDivas is all about highlighting the silly, sassy, sexy, smart and sustainable sides of being green. Taryn studied Fashion Design and Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and screenwriting through the UCLA Extension Program. She worked for designer Anna Sui in New York and styled films and celebrities, while assisting director David Zucker in Los Angeles. Her unique repurposed Kimono Quilt can be seen on HGTV’s the Antonio Treatment and her recycled fashion, Alexander McQueen, tissue paper replica dress was recently featured in PAPER Magazine. Taryn teaches “Eco Fashion” specialty classes such as “Sustainability and the Fashion Industry” at FIDM as well as “Recycled Fashion” at Environmental Charter High School and Youth Environmental Network Zambia in Africa. She has decided to connect the two cultures and created R’ashion Camp Zambia – an Eco Fashion exchange camp that teaches youth from the US and Africa how to turn waste into fashion whilst taking care of our beautiful planet. Most recently, Taryn was the Eco Stylist and Beauty Consultant for Lauren Selman's "Green Pageant Campaign" at the Miss Malibu Pageant. Lauren won Miss Congeniality and the People's Choice Award. The gorgeous organic gown Lauren wore by Lindee Daniel is being recognized by Suzy Amis as part of the Red Carpet Green Dress campaign. Taryn and Lauren are in talks to make the "Green Pageant" journey into a documentary. Taryn is a 2012 Los Angeles Business Journal – Women Making a Difference Award Nominee.