Sydney Retail Festival

Emily Kate Symes

Eco Ambassador, EKOLUV

Emily Kate Symes is an eco ambassador, model, designer turned entrepreneur and sustainability expert. Emily's popular blog EKO&LUX & EKOLUV Australia's First Zero Waste Sustainable, Dress Hire & Consignment Boutique follows her passion toward a more eco-friendly and socially responsible way of living. Emily aims to close the loop and pro-long the lifespan of fashion already in existence rather than buying new and raise awareness, of the social and environmental impacts the fashion industry has on our planet and what we can do to effect change.

Emily's love of Vintage, Ethical and Sustainable Fashion fuelled the idea to start her own boutique giving consumers the choice to shop more consciously without having to compromise on quality or style. Every purchase helps to empower women through opportunity through the organisations EKOLUV is partnered with Opportunity International. EKOLUV was chosen as a Finalist in the Ethical Fashion Forum's 2013 Global Awards For Sustainable Fashion.