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material
epiphany

fashion's purpose beyond the surface

material epiphany is a sanctuary and guide for fashion industry professionals

looking for an enlightened purpose to their work.

material epiphany is Libby Chisholm Fearnley

I believe the purpose of fashion is much greater than the clothes we wear. My goal is to unite creative, deep-thinking individuals and brands on a mission to transform fashion for the better. I describe myself as a recovering garmento: I worked as a womenswear designer for over a decade before deciding I needed to be part of something more meaningful. I was not fulfilled as a designer, but I have come to understand the potential for the industry to evolve, just as I have evolved as an individual. I see peers who also struggle to find substance in their seemingly superficial work. One at a time, we are waking up to the opportunity of a more connected, human, and balanced industry, and I want to capture that material epiphany here!  

 

educator

The solutions are already out there. I curate bite-sized lunch & learns or recurring seminars for corporate brands & retailers to bring their teams up to speed on sustainability. I also offer a custom 4-week course of my design, "Current Events & Innovations in Sustainable Fashion" in the Center for Continuing & Professional Studies at FIT. 

writer

I contribute to industry publications & blogs on the topic of sustainable fashion.

I also specialize in marketing communications, from newsletters to ad copy to website content. Fun Fact: I received an inaugural "Research Award" in High School for my Senior Research Paper. I love research and writing, especially when it's finished.

designer

A passion for art & design is in my DNA. I'm always happy to contribute fashion & graphic design services that offer timeless versatility & durability. I was a womenswear designer in the 00's, specializing in wovens and cut & sew knits for companies like Aeropostale & May Company. Fun fact: My grandparents and great grandparents were fine artists.

consultant

I partner with brands & nonprofits on meaningful projects that propel humanity forward.

My creativity extends beyond a single job description-- from copywriting to creative direction, my bigger goal is to make the world safe and joyful for everyone. Fun fact: I care deeply about equity and am committed to doing my part to dismantle systemic white supremacy. 

I can't wait to be of service to you and your organization! Let's change fashion, together.