Speaker Spotlight Carmen Gama

By Crispina ffrench

Textile Alchemy

Carmen Gama is a New York-based designer born and raised in Mexico. She attended Parsons The New School for Design and graduated as a finalist for the ‘Designer of the Year’ Award, Class of 2015. Upon graduation, Gama’s ‘Sustainable Urban Outerwear’ thesis earned her the inaugural Eileen Fisher x CFDA Social Innovator fellowship. During her fellowship, Gama worked collaboratively to design a scalable and profitable remanufacturing system for the damaged RENEW Eileen Fisher garments, which concluded with a “Remade in The USA” capsule collection that debuted in July 2016. Gama is currently the Director of Circular Design at Eileen Fisher.
Gama has a true passion for solution-based design and circular systems. Through this framework she is constantly challenging her design values by striving to design scalable systems that have the capacity to extend the life cycle and re-capture the value of pre and post consumer textile waste.
Gama has been featured in numerous publications including Womens Wear Daily, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, The New York Times and Harper’s Bazaar.

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