Green Festival Speakers

Nimet Deg



Nimet is a Brand Ambassador for REBORN by SOHAM DAVE, an eco fashion clothing line. The line is merchandised in New York and produced in India by local artisans, creating a cottage industry of women entrepreneurs. {sohamdave.com}

Nimet co-leads the NYC Fair Trade Coalition and a spokesperson for promoting fair trade practices and encouraging collaboration. NYCFTC organizes various new platforms such as educational panels, Fair Fashion Runway show and markets to increase awareness of Fair trade in the city.

Nimet is also a board member of Wishwas, a New York City non profit organization with a mission to empower low-income immigrant women.

She has a master’s degree in Global Fashion Management (GFM), from FIT, and studied textile engineering in her native Turkey. The company won the Innovation USA award for their lofty vision and aesthetic in sustainable fashion from Ethical Fashion Forum in London. {Ethicalfashionforum.com.}