For Vanessa Barboni Hallik, sustainability has always been second nature. The financier-turned-fashion founder grew up flipping through issues of Whole Earth Catalog and learning about the slow food movement, thanks to her childhood in “hippie, academic college town” Grinnell, Iowa. Since then, she has carried this early exposure to environmentalism with her as she forged a career in emerging markets.
For Another Tomorrow’s Vanessa Barboni Hallik, Sustainability Is Far More Than a Buzzword
In 2020, the financier-turned-founder began a clothing brand to improve the fashion industry’s systems from inside out, for the betterment of the planet.