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About us.

We are an environmental & social justice nonprofit organization.

Since 2012, Slow Factory has worked at the intersections of climate and culture to build partnerships and community to advance climate-positive global movements through the lens of human rights, science, technology, and fashion.

We redesign socially & environmentally harmful systems – we want what’s good for the Earth & good for people.

Slow Factory empowers people of the global majority to advance climate justice and social equity through educational programming, regenerative design, and materials innovation.

Our Approach

Slow Factory believes in educating and empowering communities to create climate change solutions using a liberatory framework centered in sustainability literacy and culture. Our unique approach to addressing the urgent and complex climate crisis is by design – we understand that building an equitable, climate-positive society will ultimately lead to systemic change.

We work with and have been supported by leading companies such as adidas, PVH, Google, Waste Management, Tesla, Swarovski, Natura, Stella McCartney, Farfetch, Vestiaire Collective, organizations such as the UN Office for Partnerships, and universities and institutions such as Columbia University, FIT, Parsons the New School, UAL: Central Saint Martins, MoMA PS1, De Young Gallery, the Barbican UK.

Our work has been covered extensively in the media, from CNN to Fox News, Forbes, The Guardian, Scientific American, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Business Insider, Adweek, Nylon, WWD, Vice ID, Dazed, High Snobiety and many more.

Our Theory of Change

Slow Factory is a school, knowledge partner and climate innovation organization.

We address the intersecting crises of climate justice and social inequity through open education, narrative change and regenerative design.

Open Education

Fostering and facilitating important conversations and education around climate justice and human rights.

Centering the voices and ideas of the Global Majority (Black, Indigenous, and other people of color) to share their knowledge outside the boundaries of institutions & oppressive systems.

Providing tools of empowerment such as Anti-colonial education & critical theory to drive narrative change and workforce development and skills training.

Systems Design

Designing models that are good for the Earth and good for people, we make meaningful contributions to the climate movement through supply chain consulting, material innovation (the lab), and developing regenerative systems (waste to resource).

Reversing the intersecting global crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and human rights abuses.

Narrative Change

Accelerating progress and systems design thinking by offering solutions for people, organizations and brands addressing global challenges.

Our research on sustainable strategies for materials technology, textile innovation and life cycle analysis communicates and influences consumer perception and behavior and creates scalable climate positive solutions.

We are at a turning point where we need to create the right kind of changes if we want our children and their children to have a healthy planet. Slow Factory’s goal is to empower individuals, companies and governments to adopt bold strategies while reforming and evolving existing systems with the focus on benefiting all people and the planet.

Through a lens that examines the intersection of climate justice and social equity we can shift our culture to create systemic change for our collective liberation.

Pyramid of Change

Directly improving lives, building community, and fostering collective liberation