Kelly Burton

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2004 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Further Education

  • Harvard University, ALM in Sustainability
Career Accomplishments

  • Studied part-time while working in Advertising at The Toronto Star and then went on to work for digital ad agencies both in Toronto and Europe.
  • While living in Tokyo, started a blog about ethical fashion and sustainable living which became a book and later led to a part-time faculty position at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC.
  • Currently working on a second book.

“Let your courses and professors spark your inspiration. One of my favourite classes was “Sociology of Aids” – which introduced me to Malcolm Gladwell and the concept of tipping point, which inspired me to explore that concept against the backdrop of consumer products (and marketing) and climate change. School is the match, you make the fire.”