Francisca Pineda was a typical New York designer, she loved her yoga, ate organic food, and had what she thought was a “health conscious life”. It wasn’t until a life altering event exposing her to the toxins in the very fashion products she designed that she was able to understand the consequence of her decisions as a designer. Her passions to raise awareness of the issues in the industry are with her vegan accessory brand, BHAVA. Francisca is a graduate of Parsons School of Design with almost two decades of experience working as a fashion designer in apparel and accessories. Committed to ethical and environmentally conscious design, she taught Ethical Fashion and Sustainable Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC. As founder of the Ethical Fashion Academy and the Fashion Portfolio she is committed to inspiring designers and future entrepreneurs!