Dominique Drakeford is an environmental educator, creative director and community advocate who works in so many different spheres to inspire ecological, cultural, and social change. Having worked with a myriad of companies and organizations such as Donna Karan’s Urban Zen and Rosario Dawson’s Studio 189, her work has been about changing mainstream narratives on what sustainability looks like in practice while especially giving a voice to women of color. As a fashion-forward activist, she has appeared on the cover of Ethical Style Journal, written for numerous publications and partners with global luxe sustainable fashion brands.
Her baby - Melanin And Sustainable Style (MelaninASS) - is an evolutionary platform that discusses the issues and celebrates the success of communities of color in sustainable fashion, green beauty and wellness spaces. It’s a content-rich, vibrant, and communal space that elevates sustainable development, social innovation and holistic living. MelaninASS features exclusive interviews and creates original editorial content in collaboration with sustainable fashion designers and natural beauty brands.