I'm Derek.

And I've been a part of the apparel industry for more than 25 years.


But, perhaps like you, I didn't learn about sustainability until I was deep into my career.


I made these courses and workshops, and developed this method to get the sustainability knowledge I’ve acquired over the last 15 years straight to you and your team in the most efficient - yet thorough and effective - way possible. Learn the essentials, get access to resources, and begin making progress immediately.


Additionally, I know this industry, from the inside, out - I’ve co-founded and launched my own sustainable fashion brand KOZM, been a Global VP of Sustainability for Volcom, worked directly with, and learned from, the world-class Sustainability team at Kering, developed and taught sustainability in fashion courses (a 3-semester certificate program) at Orange Coast College, and have worked with lifestyle brands you’ll surely recognize like: Volcom, Boardriders, Roark, New Balance, Quiksilver, RVCA, Billabong, and PJ Salvage, and have been called on to contribute to projects and events at SIA, Outdoor Industry, GreenStory, Seeding Change, and SIMA.

I'm looking forward to working with you and your team.



Are you ready to make your brand more sustainable? Let's chat!