In this episode:
- How are models, brands and consumers are all are partners?
- How can you collaborate with sustainable fashion brands?
- Why models are seen as models first, humans second?
- What is the challenge and importance of mental health within modeling?
Kiko Hirakawa, one of the few ethical models in the fashion industry, shares her experience and growth throughout her years in modeling, which she started when she was 12 years old. She has had a difficult journey overcoming many challenges regarding mental and physical health issues, such as an eating disorder, self-love and self-doubt. Kiko utilized her experiences to make powerful decisions by choosing to model only for sustainable brands and additionally founded Ethical Models, the first ethical agency based in Europe, connecting sustainable brands with models who share the same ethical beliefs.