Kelly Drennan is a social entrepreneur devoted to making change within the fashion industry, and founded Fashion Takes Action out of her desire to create a better, more sustainable future for her two daughters.
In addition to FTA’s PR and Communications, Kelly is responsible for producing the annual World Ethical Apparel Roundtable (WEAR), developing FTA’s youth education program My Clothes My World and Canada’s only Sustainable Fashion Design Award – Design Forward. Kelly is a sought after consultant for fashion designers and brands who want to embrace CSR and sustainability. Her knowledge and passion for sustainable fashion is evident the minute you meet her. She has given hundreds of presentations to industry, academics and consumers in the hopes to raise awareness for responsible consumption and production, and for human rights in the fashion industry. Through this, she has earned respect from global leaders, industry colleagues, and the media, as a sustainable fashion go-to expert. She has also been recognized as a Canadian environmental leader being granted with the Clean 50 Award for her work in Education & Awareness, and is the first recipient of this award for the fashion industry.