Hawa Patel

Hawa is a sustainable and ethical fashion professional. Hawa has a Master of Arts degree in Global Affairs with a concentration in international security. Researching fashion from a global perspective affords Hawa a broad perspective of the environmental and social risks the fashion industry poses to people and the planet. Currently, Hawa is serving as Supervisor of Trade and Social Compliance at Neiman Marcus Group where she addresses issues ranging from animal welfare to counter terrorism, the implementation of the human rights due diligence program and the roll out of the factory audit program.

Hawa is also founder of Api's Closet, a sustainable fashion brand offering rental services for luxury South Asian clothing. When Hawa is not talking about fashion, she can be found hunting for her next thrifted piece, traveling with her girls or yelling her way through weighted ball slams.