Dorothee Sarah Spehar is a fashion sustainability consultant and textile diversity specialist working and living between Berlin, Copenhagen and New York.
Previous her entrepreneurial projects, DS spent 10+ years with international retailers, fashion PR and fashion event production.
Additionally to her studies at Amsterdam Fashion Institute she holds a Design & Business Degree specialised in Sustainable Supply Chain Management for Textile Businesses from KEA Copenhagen.
Her work with DS AGENCY focuses on supply chain transparency, compliance guiding and the motivation to explore new disrupted creative markets through retail and wholesale events.
For the UK based certification body DS Agency will construct and execute workshop about textile standards.
The aim is to lead clients through the process of getting certification processes started and understand basics in compliance management for OCS/GOTS/GRS/RCS.
Premium Exhibitions and Seek Berlin introduced a new line of talks and events about sustainability to their portfolio.
For both formats DS AGENCY curated and hosted a series of panel talks about transparency, conscious culture and new nordic sustainability.
Amongst the guests were founders/creative directors/sustainability managers of brands as Veja Shoes, Norden Project, Sandqvist, Schön Magazin, Ecoalf, Gant, Lee Jeans or Blackbird Berlin.
3-hour Workshop & Online Masterclass to navigate the obscure landscape of certifications in the fashion supply chain.
The session included answers to the most basic questions around textile certifications but also detailed information about logo claims, social & environmental facts and supply chain monitoring.
A detailed lecture on textile auditing processes, supply chain certification and opportunities brands can create from being certified.
Guest speech within the Sustainable Design Entrepreneurs course at FIT New York City.
For the Copenhagen based sustainable fashion brand we helped finding the right strategy to prepare for the Global Organic Textile Standard certification.
This included analysing their supply chain and fining the right certification body.
Mahla Clothing is a continuous client when it comes to trade show and retail shop consulting.
For the Budapest based brand we developed a new conscious product communication strategy.
The contemporary luxury brand with focus on handbags and swimwear now defines the sustainable approaches without compromising on the brand image.
During Copenhagen Fashion Week we hosted a one week Pop Up Shop with focus on sustainable fashion from new markets.
We curated a selection of designers from Hungary, Slovenia, Israel, Iran, Peru as well as some local design talents.
Premium Exhibitions Berlin for the first time ever determined a whole section of their biannual trade show to the topic of sustainability.
We are honoured to have been part of this amazing project and contributed with a curated area of ethical fashion and jewellery brands.
We are working for Control Union UK, Netherlands and Germany as an independent textile auditor and compliance trainer.
Our clients vary from production units as Holland & Sherry, Armstrong Mills or Tärnsjö Sweden to fashion brands like Samsø & Samsø, GANT and New Look.
As an ongoing project we have been working in close relation with the creative scene in Israel and the initiators of
Tel Aviv Fashion Week.
For two years we hosted the first international showrooms for the upcoming fashion destination including international guest management. After preparing the local designers in wholesale strategies we matched them with buyers from Voo Berlin, Temporary Showroom and The Store amongst other international industry professionals.