Rina recently graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with her M.A. Design for Sustainability degree. Before she was working as a fashion buyer for a Retail company in South Africa and realized the negative impact of the fashion industry. She has been an advocate of sustainability by leading slow fashion movement in her community and creating waste reduction campaigns, including the winning Net Impact Wear It Wise competition. Rina hopes to continue her work in making the fashion industry circular within the near future.


  • Design for Sustainability Department Endowed Scholarship- Donor Scholarship, 2019
  • Winner of Wear It Wise Sustainable Fashion Competition- Net Impact, 2019
  • Achievement Honor Scholarship Graduate- The Savannah College for Art and Design (SCAD), 2018

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