Céline Semaan Vernon
Céline Semaan Vernon (b. 1982) is a Lebanese-born designer based in Brooklyn, New York. Semaan’s family fled her home country for Canada when she was four years old. As a refugee, social activism has remained at the core of her work in fashion and beyond. An MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, she has background in user experience design, information architecture and multi-media art. In 2012, she founded Slow Factory, a fashion label and design lab dedicated to human rights and sustainability stewardship. With the mission to “re-architect fashion into a zero-waste, circular industry,” it supports humanitarian and environmental causes through fair-trade practices and eco-friendly materials. Deriving its... more.