About Slow Factory

Team | Board of Directors | Special Advisors

Our Mission: Slow Factory transforms harmful systems by designing models that are good for the Earth and good for people. We are people of the global majority advancing climate justice and social equity through regenerative design, open education, and materials innovation.

Our Vision

We envision a society that holds interdependence between people and nature as its highest value and liberation as a collective responsibility. In an era defined by climate catastrophe, we recognize the urgent imperative to redesign all human activity. Our methodology applies ancestral wisdom to scientific and technological innovation to turn segregated systems into holistic ecosystems. We embrace plurality to decentralize solutions that repair and nurture global-majority communities impacted by colonialism.

Understanding that culture is a powerful driver for policy and corporate practice, we collaborate with partners across fashion, media, business, and civil society to build an equitable, climate-positive society. Together, we drive systemic change defined by a regenerative ethos, transparent supply chains, and rigorous analysis of material life cycles.

Accessibility

Information accessibility is one of three pillars of our work to advance collective liberation––along with racial equity and the redistribution of power and resources along the socioeconomic spectrum. Although we are still in the early stages of our journey, our organization has invested in hiring a team of ASL interpreters for every single live event and making all of our website and social media content accessible for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, and DeafBlind people through subtitles, alt text, and image descriptions.

Slow Factory implements Universal Design principles, which requires us to design in such a way that everyone can access our content and program offerings. In our work to center voices and perspectives of the global majority, we recognize the intersection of race and disability. We believe that equity and representation at this intersection improves intrapersonal and interpersonal communication among society at large.

Team

Céline Semaan

Céline Semaan

Leadership Collective, Creative

Colin Vernon

Colin Vernon

Leadership Collective, Innovation

Jungwon Kim

Jungwon Kim

Leadership Collective, Strategy

Allen Salway

Allen Salway

Research

Nic Annette Miller

Nic Annette Miller

Design & Accessibility

Nicole Nimri

Nicole Nimri

Production

Paloma Rae

Paloma Rae

Community & Design

Sara Radin

Sara Radin

Partnerships

Krista Guanlao

Krista Guanlao

Design

Ambika Sanyal

Ambika Sanyal

Film / Editing

Candice Fortin

Candice Fortin

Program Lead, Open Edu

Board of Directors

Aja Barber

Aja Barber

Writer and fashion consultant with a focus on race, intersectional feminism, sustainable and ethical fashion

Korina Emmerich

Korina Emmerich

Fashion designer and Native rights advocate

Henrietta Gallina

Henrietta Gallina

Creative Director and strategist, social commentator and advocate

Kalika Farmer

Kalika Farmer

Native Hawaiian wellness, holistic health and sustainability investment expert

Sophia Li

Sophia Li

Journalist and video director in fashion and cultural impact

Madison Utendahl

Madison Utendahl

Founder of Utendahl Creative marketing agency and design studio

Marni Majorelle

Marni Majorelle

Environmentalist, urban horticulurist and community organizer

Shari Siadat

Shari Siadat

Creator, dancer, model, activist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur

Special Advisors

Waris Ahluwalia

Waris Ahluwalia

Designer, actor, philanthropist and artist

Xin Liu & Gershon Dublon

Xin Liu & Gershon Dublon

Artist-engineers, Slow Immediate & MIT Media Lab

Ayesha Martin

Ayesha Martin

Global Purpose & Strategy Lead, adidas