Nina Farran

Nina Farran

United States of America
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New York, New York
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Nina's background is in developing new opportunities that make a positive impact. While at the University of Pennsylvania, she launched an on-campus extension of a humanitarian fashion effort that built schools in sub-Saharan Africa. 

More recently, she initiated, built and successfully launched the impact investing program at a national investment and wealth management firm, enabling high net worth and endowment/foundation clients to construct 100 percent impact-aligned diversified portfolios.  

In 2014 Nina founded Fashionkind, an initiative to change the world using luxury fashion as the vehicle. Fashionkind vets the leading ethical and sustainable luxury brands, artisans and designers from around the world, curates collections of their designs, and collaboratively creates exclusive products for its online global platform, Fashionkind.com. Fashionkind.com marries a top-of-the-line consumer shopping experience with a one-of-a-kind storytelling platform that champions the people, places, processes and materials behind each piece and each brand. 

In 2017, Nina was named one of the 50 most influential young women in the world by Town & Country Magazine. In addition to Fashionkind, Nina serves as an advisor for the New York Academy of Science's Change Fashion Initiative; as an advisor for Trade+Impact, a trade association of members from the craft and natural cosmetic sectors with a focus on women-led social enterprises in Africa and the Middle East; and on the board of Power Up Gambia, a non-profit that transforms healthcare services in The Gambia via solar energy.