I work in the industry that has been responsible for the degradation of our natural resources and is disrespectful of our societies. As much as I love craftsmanship, innovation and creative talent, I deeply care about social justice and the prospects of our planet earth. I decided to make it my mission to help build better business practices with people and the planet at the centre.
- - Transparency
- - Collaboration
- - Positive Impact
- - Diversity and Inclusivity
I ADD VALUE IN THREE MAIN AREAS
Strategy and Recruitment
I started my career in fashion as a recruiter in 2012. Soon enough I learned that this sector lacked transparency and diversity. With this in mind, I started working with emerging designers lacking industry contacts, promoting sustainable business practices. Eventually, I made it my priority to help grow purpose-driven businesses and their diverse teams.
I am a strong believer in continuous education. I also think that the best learning approach is when the industry meets academia, especially in the creative industries. I am proactively engaging with academia as a guest lecturer and have co-created an international education project for fashion entrepreneurs Fashionbusiness.education.
As an investor, I partner with entrepreneurs who solve real industry problems feeling pride in helping their businesses grow as a strategic partner. I invest in transparent business models and diverse teams making a long-term positive impact.
Companies and investors who are bold enough to pioneer the change and invest in the future will transform the industry and be rewarded.
Working every day to help make positive changes in the fashion industry.
Lifetime learning journey (upskilling in Sustainable Business and being proud of it).
Fashionbusiness.eduaction online conference launch (forced, we loved real-life events).
Proudly leading a Seed investment round for The Knotty Ones.
Still scouting for fresh talent at Lodon Fashion Week (Caroline Hu FW2020).
Exchanging "I DOs" with my best friend.
Lauched Fashion Business Education events in Vilnius with my Lithuanian business partner Arnoldas.
Started Recruiting exclusively for responsible and ethical brands and startups.
First Fashion Business Course for emerging brands in London in collaboration with Istituto Marangoni.
Sharing my knowledge with students - (Thomas Jefferson/Philadelphia University MBAs in this photo).
Filming for BBC Panorama in the wake of Brexit vote.
Launching "Fashion Bloc" - Sweatshop-free fashion platform supporting emerging talent.
Attending London Fashion Week as "Fashion Bloc" for the first time.
Since March 2015 being the luckiest person on Earth as his mum (he's 2 in this pic).
Becoming a Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism (London College of Fashion).
Building "Fashion Bloc" community in remote locations (Minsk Fashion Week, Belarus)
Starting my Recruitment career in London (at Style Incorporated).
Welcoming my first Master's degree (HR Management from Mykolas Riomeris University).
Here in late 90s in Lithuania. Proof that fashion was always my calling (NOT).
Since 1980s Celebrating life (will not reveal the exact date I was born).
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