Vice President of Glasgow Caledonian University New York (GCU)
Founding Director of The Fair Fashion Center
Cara Smyth is a guest lecturer at Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business and advises the LPO area on sustainability in the fashion industry. She is Vice President of Glasgow Caledonian University New York (GCU) and the founding Director of The Fair Fashion Center.
She has built her career in management, brand building, and global scaling and has served as President of Jill Sanders America, a Director of Burberry and the CEO of Menichetti International in Milan.
Recognizing the integrated issues facing both the fashion industry and the world, Smyth leveraged her extensive apparel industry expertise to launch The Fair Fashion Center (FFC).
The FFC focuses on proving the business case for sustainability in the apparel and accessories industry. The Center is closely aligned with industry leaders and strives to rebalance equity in the supply chain by eliminating inefficiencies that have environmental and social impact. Its efforts are built upon the recognition that systemic change in the fashion industry requires an approach that is aligned to the industry's disciplines, and reconciled to the bottom line.
In her role bridging the industry, academia, and a sustainable future, she now serves on the World Economic Forum's Global Advisory Council for Luxury and Apparel, is a board member of Sing For Hope, and a Carnegie Council Fellow.