Verena Erin Polowy
Founder & Editor
For over 10 years Erin has been exploring and learning about slow fashion, building a conscious wardrobe, and trying to live more sustainably. She created My Green Closet to share her journey and help others learn how their clothes are made and how to both shop and live more aligned with their personal sustainable and ethical values.
Erin has a Bachelor of Fashion Design and Technology and has worked in the fashion industry in various roles.
She is Canadian and currently lives with her husband and daughter in Edmonton, Alberta.
Denise is a freelance partnerships manager and ethical living advocate. After working in media agencies for a few years, she landed into sustainable fashion by collaborating with start-ups before eventually joining Good On You, where she currently manages relationships with partners.
When she’s not dealing with ethical fashion brands, you can probably find her gazing at the beautiful landscapes of Lake Como, where she lives, or wearing hiking boots to get to the top of the mountains—or she may be on a van trip to somewhere beautiful.
Carmen lives with her cat, Peeves in Cape Town, South Africa.
She is a freelance journalist and copywriter with over 10 years’ experience in all things digital.
She’s written on various subjects from finance, to sustainability, to relationships for many brands, including Aurora Sustainability, TotalBeauty and News24.
Alexia is a freelance content writer with a passion for sustainability, ethical fashion, and circularity. She is a lifelong fashion lover, an enthusiastic thrifter, and a sometimes sewist.
When she’s not reading and writing about sustainable fashion, Alexia can often be found visiting her local vintage stores, trying out new coffee shops and snapping photographs of the city.
Tracy Meserve is the librarian at The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum. She also acts as the associate editor of The Textile Museum Journal. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Decorative Arts and Design History from the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University, with a focus on textile arts. She holds a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Maryland (2013).
Steffi Haenicke is a Chicago-based writer, DePaul University graduate, and longtime fashion lover. She is passionate about sustainable fashion, with a particular interest in the accelerating trend cycle and overconsumption.
In her free time, Steffi enjoys knitting, reading, sewing, and adding to her art journal.
Read Steffi’s posts.
Christina is a settler living on Treaty No. 6 Territory in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
She is a Master Composter Recycler volunteer for the City of Edmonton and loves sharing knowledge and tips about composting, recycling and reducing waste.
When she’s not saving bags of leaves from her neighbours garbage cans, she enjoys making jokes with Rapid Fire Theatre.
Catch more of her thoughts on waste on her blog yegtrashtalk.wordpress.com
Katie Mae is an environmental scientist and writer with a passion for sustainable fashion.
She has a Bachelors in Earth and Environmental Science from the University of Michigan. Based in Washington State, she works on water quality research projects for the U.S. Geological Survey. In her free time she likes to be exploring in the woods, thrifting, or cooking with friends.
Jazz is a social entrepreneur, storyteller, and facilitator.
She is the founder of Hara World, an experiential education and impact travel organization for young changemakers, and Hara House, India’s first zero-waste guesthouse. In 2019, she was named 1 of 35 social entrepreneurs to watch for by Causeartist.
Jazz is deeply passionate about conscious living, environmental justice, ethical fashion, and responsible travel. Through the power of story, she helps build influential brands that are changing the world and empowers children and young adults to be leaders of change.
Jazz resides in the Indian Himalayas with her husband and two fur babies.
Gabby currently works as the Managing Editor at Adorama overseeing the editorial content across all company blogs. Her experience includes editing trade books, textbooks, b2b magazines, and online articles. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Saint Peter’s University and is a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course.
When she isn’t working, Gabby can often be found hiking a mountain, drinking craft beer, or thrift shopping. She lives in Jersey City, NJ with her boyfriend and way too many books.