Fashion Editor, Bustle
Jessica is the Deputy Fashion Editor at Bustle. She oversees all things fashion, from red carpet roundups and beauty launches to trend reporting and moving personal essays. Jessica has over 10 years of experience in the fashion industry. Previously, she was the fashion features editor at Teen Vogue, where she wrote some of the brand's most viral stories, including her essay on cultural appropriation which was one of Teen Vogue's most-read articles of 2017. Prior to joining Teen Vogue, Jessica contributed to ELLE, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and Essence while also running her award-winning blog, Glamazonsblog.com.
Fair Trade USA: What’s one thing people can do to ensure a more sustainable and equitable fashion industry?
"The most important thing people can do is shop less. When you do shop, you shop with intention, so look for sustainable materials, ethical business practices, brands that respect labor rights and pay fair wages. The biggest statement that you can make is with your dollars."
AyeshaFOUNDER & CEO, REMAKE
NasreenEntrepreneur, equality advocate
Dominique and WhitneyFounders, sustainable brooklyn
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