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Sasha Rabin Wallinger

Sasha Rabin Wallinger

Founder

Haute Verte Couture

Strategic Global Sustainability, CSR, Innovation and Communications

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Future trends and strategy Sustainable Fashion Communication
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Intersections between art, culture, fashion, the environment and social entrepreneurship through innvoation, technology and communications.

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Consultant

Environmental Leadership Program

2013 National Fellow

International Society of Ethnobiology

Communications and Outreach Consultant

ISE is committed to understanding the complex relationships between human societies and their environments and recognizes that traditional knowledge holders are vital to our success. Ethnobiologists acknowledge that Indigenous peoples, traditional societies, and local communities are critical to the conservation of biocultural diversity.

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Haute Verte Couture, LLC

Founder and Principal

Deliver ethical and environmentally responsible project management and communications services to global clients with a focus on the apparel industry. Projects include sustainability & CSR program strategy, development, analysis and evaluation in cooperation with internal and external teams. Help high-level decision makers to bring creativity to data heavy presentations, develop best-practices for people, planet and profits in the technology, health, wellness, consumer goods and retail industries.
Specialties: sustainable technology, communication, transparent product development and materials innovations.

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MIPO

Communications Chair for the SBIR/STTR National Conference

*Managed all social media, communications, marketing and public relations and advise on sustainable practices for the Micro-enterprise Inventors Program of Oregon (MIPO) as they hosted this national Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) conference
*Provided information to entrepreneurs, businesses, government agencies, innovators, universities, and community partners competing for $2.5 billion in annual funding for the SBIR/STTR grants and contracts with a focus on women-owned and minority-owned organizations

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Eco Fashion World

US Correspondent

*Compiled research, constructed reports and created relationships with brand managers, designers and social media innovators within the sustainability and corporate social responsibility sector of the fashion industry
*Developed partnerships with the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS), outdoor apparel and fashion industry and lectured and published internationally on innovations in the field

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Reed College

Sustainability Coordinator

*Responsible for qualitative and quantitative analysis of sustainability practices
*Performed assessment of budgets and worked with vendors to establish campus-wide sustainability standards
*Conducted extensive research to create best practices proposals and reports and worked with stakeholders across disciplines to create organizational change
*Partnered with stakeholders across disciplines, including board members, faculty, staff and students to spearhead the successful ‘selling in’ of this work on and off-campus

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Vertis Communications

Program Manager/ Client Liason to Nike

*Created sustainable supply-chain management and logistics program
*Developed marketing performance plans, multi-level rollouts and brand management
*Utilized statistical analysis to spearhead product development for corporate social responsibility programs
*Implemented international product launches, managed brand presence at high profile international events, and created award-winning product branding strategies

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Euro RSCG (HAVAS DIGITAL)

Project Manager, CSR

*Point person on Visa’s IPO to market launch
*Constructed budgets, long range planning,SOWs & evaluation of digtial strategy projects
*Managed creative & web development teams
*Supported clients including Samsung, Adobe, The Allstate Foundation and Barclays
*Developed innovative QC &QA practices to produce well-researched integrated global marketing products

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H&M

Communications, Conscious* Actions

H&M is a global retailer who is committed to transparent reporting on its sustainability performance. Planned and orchestrated seasonal campaign launches in partnership with global brand teams and external vendors. Developed successful mentorship program with high rates of promotion for participants

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ACCI Gallery

Executive Director

*Increased sales & membership by 50% in first quarter
*Created original marketing & communications content
*Developed business development opportunities
*Responsible for long-range planning, budget creation and program evaluation
*Managed community outreach and arts education programs

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Action For Nature

Board Member

Served as a judge and Board member for Action For Nature, Inc., an international non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California, that encourages young people to take personal action to better their environments and to foster love and respect for nature.

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River of Words

International Communications Manager

*Public relations & communications specialist
*Designed, developed & evaluated global curriculum to explore ecological literacy
*Worked in partnership with the Library of Congress Center for the Book & U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) Agency

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Mendocino Arts Center

Sustainable Textiles Instructor

UC Davis

Sustainable Communications Coordinator

Reed College

Masters, Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability

University of California, Davis

BS, Nature and Culture

Savannah College of Art and Design

Bard College

Preliminary Undergraduate Study

Wellesley High School