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Our Team

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Director & Founder

Maria Liv Claudi Pedersen

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Maria Liv Claudi has a background as a social anthropologist with experience in social entrepreneurship and development. Having founded the organisation in Denmark and being co-founder of “Designers without Borders SA” in South Africa, she has extensive experience in how community projects, design thinking and creative activism can be used as tools for development and social change.

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Facilitator Textile and design

Nina Olsson


Nina is a design graduate with specialization in Sustainable Fashion and her work centers around social products which are responsible and fair. She has participated in the Youth Fashion Summit 2-year sustainability education program working with Agenda 2030 and a focus on SDG 3 and 5. Her academic background has equipped her with a fundamental understanding of slow fashion movement, social innovation and the urgent need to battle the toxic waste in the fashion industry.

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Project Zero Waste

André Jordaan


André is originally from South Africa, and moved to Denmark in 2017.
André is responsible for the development of the Zero Waste project in South Africa. He also lends a hand when we pack textiles for South Africa.

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Web & Communication

Sari Guci


Sari has a background in Multimedia Design & Communications and is studying Web Development. She is interested in how design can be used to make a social and environmental impact and how ideas and stories can be communicated visually in a digital space.

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We are a volunteer run not-for-profit organisation and we depend on contributions from private people.