Tricia is a well-known advocate for innovation and sustainability in the textile and apparel industry. Twenty years ago, Tricia joined Courtalds Fibers NY to develop the marketing plan for a brand new fiber called TENCEL. When Lenzing Fibers acquired Tencel Inc. in 2004, Tricia became the USA Merchandising Manager for Womenswear, Menswear, and Intimates. Today, Tricia directs the Global Business Development team for US apparel brands and retailers, with a special interest in advancing more sustainable apparel development from fiber to consumer use.
Tricia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising from The Fashion Institute of Technology and certificates in Digital Marketing and Strategy from Cornell University and MIT. Her experience in fabric sales, global sourcing, and apparel business development make her an invaluable partner for brands and retailers who want to re-evaluate their supply chains and optimize the application and benefits of Lenzing’s botanic fibers.
Tricia also served as the Vice Chair at Textile Exchange from 2014-2018, is a member of the FIT Textile Department Advisory Board and Accelerating Circularity Project.