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Angela Luna is the founder and Creative Director of ADIFF, where she along with her growing team is rethinking fashion by using it for social change by helping people while also making sure these products are made with the earth’s ecology in mind. She’s rapidly building a socially conscious business, discovering newer business models to make an impact while making a profit.

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Who is Angela Luna?

Angela Luna is the Founder & Creative Director of ADIFF, a socially conscious clothing brand that utilizes the fashion industry to create aid and awareness for global displacement.

Coming from a background in design, she saw the unrealized potential of the fashion industry to have a substantial humanitarian impact and sought to create change. Since launching her brand, Angela has become a winner of the CFDA Elaine Gold LaunchPad, a Forbes 30 Under 30 list-maker, and has been hailed as an award-winning solution-based designer.

She is committed to using design for good, creating products and services that better the world. She identifies as a designer, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and (most importantly) a human being.

Why Should You Listen to Angela Luna?

There are plenty of reasons why you should listen to Angela Luna. Let me give the top 3:

  1. She’s rethinking fashion, by using fashion design to create a socially conscious business.
  2. She is actively rethinking newer business models for social innovation.
  3. Angela shares her learnings from doing a successful Kickstarter campaign, and an unsuccessful one.
  4. BONUS: Angela has been listed under Forbes 30 under 30 – She has a message – Please listen.

What You’ll Learn from this Interview?

Angela talks about a lot of things in this interview. Here are specific things you’ll learn:

  1. How Angela used a $7000 gift from her mother to build ADIFF.
  2. Angela’s experience as a young woman, trying to build a business, and how she made herself heard.
  3. What Angela did to make her products sustainable?
  4. What Angela learned from doing a successful Kickstarter campaign, and an unsuccessful one.
  5. How the Syrian Crisis resulted in her starting a business (and how it’s led to her changing her business model).
  6. Angela explains how she manages success, especially how she did it when she’s barely out of college when she’s approached by magazines to feature her work.
  7. Why Angela enjoys being more than just a fashion designer, and instead focus on larger systems and solving larger problems.
  8. How Angela came up with a list of products to focus on when she heard about the Syrian Crisis.

and so much more!

How Can You Listen?

Angela’s interview is available in audio.

Direct Link to Audio

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Angela’s TED Talk

How to Get In Touch with Angela Luna?

LinkedIn: @Angelaluna

Instagram: @adiffnyc

Website: @adiffnyc

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