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Dominique  Drakeford

Dominique Drakeford

Environmental Justice Educator & Decolonizing Sustainability Activist; Global Sustainable Justice Vanguard


Dominique Drakeford is a mother, a non-traditional environmental justice educator, published writer, independent researcher and creative storyteller that has been a leader in reimagining sustainability for the past 15+ years. Her traditional education tenure includes a BA in Business Environmental Management and an MA from NYU in Sustainable Entrepreneurship & Fashion. As an eclectic impact influencer, she has spoken at over 50 domestic/international events and conferences and has collaborated with upward of 70 local and global brands to inspire others to unapologetically create new dimensions and definitions for sustainable living! Read More >

From 2016-2022, she was the chief curator of MelaninASS (Melanin And Sustainable Style) – the first internationally recognized online platform to disrupt the white washing of mainstream sustainability by amplifying the voices of Black & brown vanguards across sustainable fashion, beauty and wellness. In continuing to challenge sustainability discourse - Drakeford collaborated with one of the top ethical fashion podcast’s (Conscious Chatter) in 2020 to co-produce The ROOT: DECOLONIZING THE SUSTAINABLE FASHION AGENDA; a special edition 5-part podcast with 100% BIPOC guests across the fashion supply chain that has been featured in WWD, R29, Fashionista & Forbes. Additionally, Dominique is the co-founder of SUSTAINABLE BROOKLYN working to bridge the gap between the mainstream sustainability space and targeted communities. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

The Root of Exploitation in American Land Use by Dominique Drakeford

We exist to disrupt the whitewashing of sustainability. - Dominique Drakeford & Whitney McGuire

Priya Cooks a Minimal-Waste Thanksgiving | NYT Cooking

Everlane Fashion Q&A | How Everlane Supports Sustainable Style

Speech Topics

Environmental Justice & Sustainability