Ngozi Okaro – Founder of Custom Collaborative

Ngozi Okaro advocates for a fashion industry that honors planet and people. She founded Custom Collaborative to support immigrant & no/low-income women launching sustainable fashion businesses and careers. Custom Collaborative serves fashion-industry entrepreneurs, workers, and consumers who value ethical fashion.

Ngozi is a Commissioner of the NYC Equal Employment Practices Commission, and a Director of the NYC Economic Development Corporation. Among other honors, she is a 2022 Goldman Sachs Black Woman Impact Leader, and Conscious Fashion Campaign & United Nations SDG Honoree; 2021 AARP Purpose Prize Fellow, and Crain’s Notable Woman in Business; 2020 “World-Changing Women in Conscious Business” winner, from Conscious Company Media and Kate Spade; 2019 NYC Fair Trade Coalition “Changemaker of the Year”, and New York Women’s Foundation “Spirit of Entrepreneurship” awardee. She is certified by New York University’s Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising and was a 2014 Environmental Leadership Program Fellow. Ngozi graduated Georgetown University Law Center and Morgan State University.

To learn more about Ngozi Okaro and Custom Collaborative:
IG: the.ngozi.okaro
Twitter:  @NgoziOkaro

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