Harmony Richards

VP & Founder, Alterre | Co-CO, Remake

Harmony Richards is a passionate advocate for sustainable fashion. With a strong background in the industry and multicultural heritage, she offers a diverse and inclusive approach to promoting sustainability and fighting for change in the clothing industry.

As the Vice President and Co-Founder of Alterre, an innovative interchangeable shoes company, Harmony has made sustainability a top priority. Through her extensive supply chain analysis and dedication to moving toward circularity, she has successfully implemented closed-loop systems that prioritize waste reduction and material reuse. Alterre is proudly certified the Butterfly Mark, powered by Positive Luxury, for their dedication to sustainability.

Beyond her professional achievements, Harmony finds fulfillment in exploring her Japanese-Filipino heritage by connecting with different communities. Her multicultural upbringing and love for travel has deepened her understanding of the global impact of fashion and the need for sustainable solutions on a worldwide scale.

Harmony's commitment to sustainability extends beyond Alterre. As a community organizer and ambassador for Remake, a global advocacy group fighting for climate justice and fair pay in the clothing industry, she actively works towards creating an ethical and inclusive fashion ecosystem. She firmly believes that by paying garment workers fair wages you can reduce social inequity and environmental harm in the industry.

With her diverse background and personal passions, Harmony strives to inspire others to join the movement towards a more sustainable future. Through her expertise and dedication, she aims to drive discussions and foster innovative solutions that promote a harmonious relationship between fashion, people, and the planet.