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Amy Rauen


Collective Intention

Hi, I’m Amy Rauen.  I’m a creative design leader with over 19 years of experience launching multi-million dollar apparel brands for DKNY, Lord & Taylor, and Saks Fifth Avenue. I am a material innovation expert, an accomplished brand builder, and an early adopter with a lens toward the future. My biggest contributions are leading teams by successfully influencing new partnerships, initiating new ideas, and having a vision for a better future where people and planet prosper.

With my recent certificate from the Fashion Institute of Technology in their Sustainable Design Entrepreneur program, I am able to combine my creative design abilities and my extensive industry experience while integrating sustainability and circular design practices from initial sketch through the entire supply chain. With my entrepreneurial spirit and in-depth sustainability knowledge, I am able to deliver compelling seasonal collections while supporting social and environmental development goals.

I believe by designing with intent to eliminate waste and pollution we can help move the fashion industry towards a circular economy that is focused on responsible consumption and production.


Business Strategy, Career Development, Design | Product Development, Global Sourcing, Merchandising, Product Lifecycle, Startups, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Technical Raw Materials

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