Team

 

ANNA SCOTT

Managing Director

Anna feels the time is ripe for an advisory, collaborative & innovative organisation to assist the fashion and textiles industry to play a more responsible role in society, through its interaction and impact on the environment and treatment of its workers.

 She brings her experience in business leadership and environment & sustainability consulting to help shape an organisation to work with industry to create positive social and environmental impact, consistent with the organisation’s mission of making sustainable and ethical fashion more mainstream.  Anna brings an ecosystem approach and “systems thinking” to help maximise Clean Cut’s potential to create positive societal change in the fashion industry as efficiently as possible.  This means helping the fashion industry transition to become a more sustainable one, on environmental, social and ethical grounds.  This includes re-designing the impacts in the whole supply chain, from seed to cloth, garment care and end of life, to help reduce the environmental and social costs of customers wanting fashion forward designs.  Anna’s vision for Clean Cut is to collaborate with other partners who can also imagine a world where the words “fashion” and “sustainable” are synonymous.

Anna has a background in environmental and social impact, stakeholder relations and sustainability consulting across the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors over the last 20 years.  She is the CEO of Orbis Environmental (a Founding Certified B Corporation) and is also the Deputy Chair of the Social Impact Measurement Network Australia (SIMNA). Originally working as an environmental biologist over 20 years ago, she has a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Biology), Graduate Certificate (Environmental Engineering and Management) and a Graduate Certificate (Social Impact) from the Centre of Social Impact (CSI) through the Business School of the University of New South Wales.  In 2011, she was awarded two CSI prizes, for outstanding academic performance in “Leadership for Social Impact” and “Demonstrating Social Impact”.

                                     

CATHERINE VAN DER MEUELEN

Corporate Sustainability

Residing in Sydney, Australia, Catherine is a global conscious business consultant, coach and innovator, expert brand and marketing manager, author and key note speaker, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Partnering with entrepreneurs, business leaders and innovators, Catherine aims to advise, facilitate and empower clients to discover and implement revolutionary change within their business to achieve holistic success and growth. 

With a solid background in fashion growing up in the family business Australian retailer SUPRÉ, Catherine is living on her purpose of creating holistic business models underpinned by sustainable values. Her humanistic business consulting and coaching stem from her vision of enriching consumer awareness and education for making responsible choices based on socially and environmentally enduring principles. Appreciating that it is not merely measured by financial prosperity, but by balance, contentment and health in every aspect.

As a thought leader and change maker, Catherine believes that there is another way through conscious business decisions and has joined the CLEAN CUT Fashion team as Corporate Sustainability Manager to support Australian fashion businesses in their alignment to creating CLEAN CUTS missions of A Positive Impact Fashion Industry.

 KAREN WILLIAMS

Corporate Governance

Karen is a freelance consultant who has worked with some of Australia's leading financial services organisations. She is passionate about creating workplaces which are purposeful, sustainable and successful.  For individuals and organisations on a transformative journey, Karen specialises in unlocking productivity, performance and innovation, particularly in the space between strategy and action.

With a diverse background in corporate governance, regulatory affairs, people management and engagement, entrepreneurship, mindful leadership coaching and mentoring, Karen is known for facilitating results and delivering legally sound, pragmatic solutions through collaborative, trusting relationships which create enduring value for all stakeholders.

Karen is most at home operating in complex and uncertain environments where she has proven to be adept at influencing change and earning trust amongst multi-disciplinary stakeholders. Karen's past roles include General Counsel for QBE Mercantile Mutual, a $1.1billion general insurer, aSenior Associate at Phillips Fox and a Solicitor at top tier law firm, Mallesons Stephen Jaques. Karen brings to every engagement a mindful, yet entrepreneurial and strategic outlook, underpinned by exceptional leadership skills and sound commercial judgment, notably in start-ups, restructures and organisations facing unprecedented change.  

Qualifications Bachelor of Science, ANU, Bachelor of Law, ANU, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law, UTS, Masters of Law and Management (MLM) (combined MBA and Masters of Law), AGSM and UNSW, respectively.

 

KELLY ELKIN

Co-Founder, Director

Kelly is a designer, writer and ethical fashion advocate. Over the past decade her involvement within the international sustainable fashion sector has led her to vast range of roles including sales, production, marketing and design. Her work has been showcased at London Fashion week and she has collaborated on projects with Topshop, Made By and My Only One. Kelly returned to Australia in 2011 to launch award winning organic sleepwear label ALAS. ALAS has ongoing involvement with ethical supply chains across Asia and is a founding partner of the Ethical Fashion Forum. Stockists include ASOS, Anthropologie and Shopbop, allowing a wider audience the opportunity to consume more ethically without compromising style.Not one to be idle, Kelly regularly guest lectures, consults and writes for Peppermint and Green Lifestyle magazine.        

 

CARLIE BALLARD

Co-Founder, Director

Carlie is a fashion and home-wares designer, a sustainable fashion advocate,  retail store owner and buyer, and a consultant in the sustainable fashion sphere.

In the last decade Carlie has immersed herself into the topic of conscious fashion. Her passion grew through researching and launching  International, award winning, online store Indigo Bazaar. This then led to her starting her own label working with artisan handwoven textiles and a small scale workshop in India. The label, Carlie Ballard, is made using individually dyed yarns and traditional wooden hand looms powered by master artisans in Southern India. She designs pieces to value, respect and connect with.

Carlie has recently collaborated with respected jewellery designer Linda Tahija to launch a contemporary block print home-wares label, When East Met West, which weaves ancient techniques with modern design, and continues to feature in major publications and blogs.
 
Throughout this journey of design, retail, consulting and networking, Carlie has opened a store In Sydney’s Manly with 2 other local designers, focusing on local, sustainable and ethical brands.
Carlie is a passionate advocate for promoting the collaboration with artisans and see's great value for designer, artisan and consumer when traditional techniques are incorporated into design today. By communicating the human touch in the fashion supply chain, Carlie believes consumers will have a deeper understanding of the depth of beauty, workmanship and value their garment holds.

    

LISA HEINZE

Co-Founder

Lisa is an author, researcher and academic with expertise in incorporating sustainability into today's lifestyles. Lisa is committed to supporting others to live sustainably (with style!) and has published her book, Sustainability with Style, to do just that. She is co-founder of CLEAN CUT, Australia's sustainable fashion council, and is currently working on a PhD project examining fashion and sustainability.

Lisa has a background in marketing and consumer behaviour, including work on a range of iconic global consumer brands, and has completed academic research on sustainable consumption and barriers to climate change action. She has previously led the marketing team for the Green Building Council of Australia and sat on the organising committee for Australia's annual Green Cities events. She is a sustainability commentator and has even been on stage at TEDxSydney.    

TIANA WALLACE

Creative Strategy

Tiana Wallace is a fashion stylist, editor, publisher, creative director and brand management consultant. She has worked on and contributed to titles including Vogue Australia, Harpers Bazaar Australia, Grazia UK, Grazia Aus, GQ Aus, CR Fashion Book, Vogue US, Russh, Elle Aus, and Oyster magazines. Tiana holds a bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Sydney (Art History and Theory, Psychology, Philosophy, English Literature) Her clients have included Bulgari Italia, Bulgari Aus, Paspaley, Sunglass Hut, Westfield, ModelCo, Kevin Murphy, Miranda Kerr, Seafolly, Desert Designs, eBay, Hayman Island, Louis Vuitton, Country Rd, Oroton, Jigsaw, David Jones, Myer, RVCA, and QANTAS. As a consultant she works with businesses providing direction on branding, creative marketing, retail concepts, editorial content and product development Tiana is founder, creative director and publisher of digital fashion and creative arts publication Bonfire\Vanities. Along with her work on Clean Cut she worked on content and events and participated in the launch process of meditation non-profit organisation 1 Giant Mind

Tiana is an advocate and supporter of moving towards ethical and sustainable practice in the fashion industry. She believes in progressive innovation in the areas of environmental and human impact. She has worked with CLEAN CUT since 2013 in the capacity of consultant on industry strategy, communications, creative direction and content.

YATU WIDDERS HUNT

Co-founder

Yatu is a communications professional, writer and blogger with over 10 years of experience in communication and media roles. She has worked in both private and government communications across complex issues including sustainability, heritage protection, immigration and mental health. She is a strong advocate for sustainable fashion and is a published writer on the subject and has a monthly radio spot on ABC Local on eco living and sustainable style. she has a particular interest in indigenous fashion designers and is passionate about bringing greater public awareness to the role that fashion can play in addressing global issues of sustainability.