As a little girl I knew I wanted to be in fashion. I wanted to be a designer and I would always sketch my own designs. When I started taking fashion classes I started learning more about the merchandising part and how there is a lack of inclusivity. I want to be a person that can start somewhere as a Latina woman and make a change. My interest increased in marketing and what happens behind a fashion brand which is why I want to work towards helping the fashion industry for the better.
One thing I will change in the apparel industry is how sustainable a company could be. The apparel industry wastes so much water, textile and creates pollution. Small changes could benefit the environment and society. I would try to minimize textile waste by using every little scrap that is possible. You can make any type of accessories from scraps and details for clothes. I think changes like these will go forward from having less textile waste.
After graduation I will stay in San Francisco and apply to apparel jobs around the city.
There are a couple companies in San Francisco I hope to work for. I want to stay in the city and get to explore it and create a life here for now. I also want to get my masters which is a big decision. I look forward to see what happens after. I hope exciting things come my way.
In the next five years I see the apparel industry adjusting to more sustainable options. Right now, companies are getting used to the idea. With people asking brands to switch to sustainable ways I see them influencing brands even more. I can see people being more considerate of how much waste is being made by the apparel industry. Hopefully in five years there is a solution that can prevent this and take it further to better the environment.