Ana Fernanda Covarrubias Vara
Ana Fernanda Covarrubias is a Mexican Slow Fashion Designer and stylist with over 13 years within the Fashion industry. Sustainable Fashion advocate and speaker.
Her passion has taken her from having her own brand label made from deadstock in Mexico, to be the founder and owner of Fernanda Covarrubias clothing brand over two years ago in Australia, which bears her name Fernanda Covarrubias, and is based on Upcycled materials and is 100% Australian made.
Founder and owner of The Second Runway blog that promotes Sustainable Fashion.
She is also The Save The Children Australia (national, independent children's charity) official VIC’s fashion stylist. Part of her job as Stylist has been profiled in magazines like That's Australia and one of her collections in several local newspapers in NSW in 2018.
She is an ambassador for the Clothing Exchange which organizes clothes swaps in NSW and VIC as well.
Along with Second Mode, she runs The Second Start Program, which delivers Upcycling and personal Styling workshops for refugee and asylum seekers in Geelong and Melbourne, teaching them how to reduce the impact of textile waste on the environment through several Upcycling techniques and, helping them out to find their personal style, and feel their absolute best through the personal styling workshops.
Fernanda has a great eye to see the potential in preloved materials, with a big focus on high-end designer and vintage pieces. She aims to educate people and change their perception of Upcycled fashion, showing them that Upcycled garments can be as Stylish and well made, as to any other High-end designer piece, she is also passionate about challenging people's creativity thought her designs.