January 22, 2013
Young Global Leader and Director of Water.org, April Rinne is traveling to Davos, Switzerland this week for the World Economic Forum Annual Summit. Davos is a coveted event that brings together the world political, business and intellectual leaders such as: President Bill Clinton, Bono and Robert Polet, for a five-day retreat in the Swiss Alps. The goal of Davos is to “improve the state of the world,” says Professor Klaus Schwab, its founder and executive chairman.
As the global director of Water.org’s WaterCredit initiative, Rinne is responsible for expanding the network of WaterCredit’s microfinance partners and forging linkages between the microfinance and water sectors more broadly.
During a trip to New York, April visited my studio to meet and learn more about my new clothing line. A globetrotting executive with a relentless schedule, April prefers fashion that has clean lines, easy care and flexibility.
April was fascinated to learn that each Natalia Allen dress is made seamlessly in the USA by a robot. The zero-waste manufacturing technology saves materials and provides local jobs to skilled technicians. “Natalia Allen’s line offers modern women an opportunity to effortlessly match their fashion choices with their values and lifestyle,” says April.
After our coffee date April decided to purchase the sleeveless style and wear it throughout her upcoming trip to Davos. Equal parts brains and beauty, April will lecture at Davos on: The Future of Water, Empowerment and The Sharing (Circular) Economy. Her goal is to travel with one carry-on bag and have just enough to look her best each day. I love April’s creativity and authenticity so this week I've decided to feature April Rinne on our blog. NATALIA
Photo by Jerry