The Sustaining Voices honorees were selected by Sourcing Journal with input and feedback from a committee of industry experts. The selection criteria was based on the "wow" factor, uniqueness, scalability, buzz and impact of each person, program and company’s sustainability achievements.
Daystar serves as Cotton Incorporated's vice president and chief sustainability officer. Prior to joining the company, Dr. Daystar was the assistant director at the Center for Sustainability at Duke University, where he collaborated with the company on a wide range of research projects spanning many of the company’s divisions. Dr. Daystar holds a Ph.D. in Forest Biomaterials from N.C. State University and has established himself as a leader in cellulosic fiber sustainability. He has led research and consulting in aspects of product sustainability, biomaterials, biochemicals and bioenergy. His research has produced numerous publications, sustainability and chemical and engineering tools, and certifications for clients including the USDA and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Wilson is senior business development manager at NSF International, a leading U.S. based 501(c)(3) non-profit that delivers public health and safety-based risk management solutions while serving the interests of all stakeholders, including the public, the business community and government agencies. The Sustainability Division at NSF includes an extensive and growing body of standards and protocols for numerous products and industries and across complex supply networks, as well as testing, auditing, certification and validation services. Wilson previously was director of business value strategy and development at Textile Exchange. Prior to that he was vice president of sustainability at Quiksilver, Inc., responsible for all sustainability initiatives globally.
Gullingsrud, founder of Design for AllKind, a circular fashion design and strategy consultancy, is passionate about sustainability. In her advancement of circular fashion she has worked as sustainability director, consultant, writer and designer for companies and organizations such as the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Gap Inc., and Pratibha Syntex and alongside brands such as H&M, Eileen Fisher, Stella McCartney, Gap and Marks & Spencer. Gullingsrud has provided sustainability education to companies through the Swedish fashion and textile organization TEKO and Council of Fashion Designers of America, and currently works as an adjunct professor at California College of the Arts. Gullingsrud is the author of Fashion Fibers: Designing for Sustainability.
DuFault is the director of communications at the Pratt Institute Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator as well as digital content & brands director for natural dye supplier and production house Botanical Colors. In addition to being a sustainable fashion journalist for the past decade, Amy also co-organizes the Southeastern New England Fibershed, and with her team, is working to rebuild a regional fiber system in Southeastern New England centered around local fibers, local dyes and local manufacturing.