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THE TEAM

Fiori
Fiori Zafeiropoulou

Founder and CEO

f.a.zafeiropoulou @ soffa.gr

Social Entrepreneur Founder of SOFFA, Founder Fashion Revolution Greece NGO, Head of Research Centre on Sustainable Fashion (FRFashtech) Athens University of Economica and Business, Novel Writer “The Timeless Beach” Kaktos, Policy Advisor & World Speaker in eradicating human trafficking in fashion supply chains and empowering women victims of violence & women in risk of exploitation. Addressing climate change & re-generation of the environment through changing paradigms in fashion production, sourcing, and consumption. Fiori has an awarded PHD on Social Entrepreneurship from Brunel Business School, London and is currently a PostDoctorate Researcher in Managing Ethical & Green Supply Chains at the Fashion Industry at Athens University of Economics & Business (AUEB).

christangelos
Christangelos

Head of Design

designer @ wearyourorigins.com

Christangelos Georgantelis lives and works in Athens, the greek capital . He is the Head of Design of SOFFA-Social Facion Factiory. He studied at the Technoligical Institute of Central Macedonia, graduated from the Department of Fashion Design & Technology. He has presented his collection at the greek fashion week and the new designers fashion week and he held 6 individual fashion shows in Athens and Lesvos. Also, he has taken part in plenty of group exhibitions (Athens, Thesaaloniki, Lesvos, Instunbul). He has been awarded in several competitions and has raken part in workshops (Copenghagen Fur). He has has collaborated with a number of greek and foreign companies as a fashion designer, pattern cutter and creative director.

dimitris
Dimitris Paraschos

Art Director

campaign @ wearyourorogins.com

Dimitrios is an emerging visual artist and media specialist based in London. He holds two Master’s degrees, a Master of Arts in Convergent Journalism at H.M.K.W Berlin and a Master of Arts in Fashion Media Production at the University of the Arts London. His fashion short film “Epilogue” has officially been selected and received awards from film festivals worldwide and it was exhibited at Victoria House, London and Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York. He is currently the Creative Lead for iDAL agency in London and his previous experience in the fashion industry includes System Agency, Louis Vuitton and Maje Paris.

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Marilena Stathopoulou

Operations Director

award @ wearyourorigins.com

Marilena is a new Fashion Designer with 15 years experience in strategic marketing and business development. As a new designer, she worked as an assistant to the greek brand KOORELOO. Previously she had worked as Business Innovation consultant in European HORIZON projects for developing new technologies and as a category manager in multinational companies of FMCG. Her aim is to share her knowledge and creativity in cultivating new mindsets around collaborative and sustainable living. With this aim she joined Fashion Revolution as a FR Greece Co-Founder & Operations Director and is a coordinator in Fashion Revolution Summer School Operations. She has participated in various programmes to mentror startups, held by AUEB and AELIA lab. She holds a MSc in Services Management from AUEB and studied Fashion Design and construction at ROMINA KARAMANEA FASHION SCHOOL. Furthermore, has attended plenty of seminars for Fashion & sustainability and apply these principles in her designs.

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Eleni Oronti

Production Manager & Award Coordinator

designer @ wearyourorigins.com

Eleni Oronti is a graduate of Fashion Design and Technology: Womenswear from London College of Fashion / University of the Arts London.
In 2021, she became one of the three Country Coordinators of Fashion Revolution Cyprus and she was the Coordinator of the Creative team
for the first Fashion Open studio of Fashion Revolution Greece. She has experience as a Designer Assistant at SRVC Studio in London, working with sustainable platforms and currently designing a capsule collection for a Film Production company in New York. She is in the process of creating her own
sustainable – ethical and upcycled brand which is going to be based in Athens.

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Elli Vasileiadi

Web Designer

campaign @ wearyourorogins.com

Elli is a graphic designer, web designer
and developer. He holds a master’s degree in Digital Product Design at the University of the Aegean, with extensive experience of building eshops in Greece and around the world, as well as applications and websites that have won awards in world events, as well as film editing and animation production.
She is currently the head of marketing for Mideast travel Worldwide based in Athens.

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Lenuta Holban

Head Seamstress

designer @ wearyourorigins.com

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Eleni Mavrogeni

HR Coordinator & Buyer

wearyourorigins @ gmail.com

Eleni is a Psychologist with a particular interest in Organizational Psychology. She has a Master’s Degree in International Human Resources and works as a Recruiter and Executive Search Headhunter for the multinational corporation, Boyden. She is a feminist and environmentalist. She strives to eliminate toxic social and organizational environments. Her goal is to raise awareness about sustainability and circular economy through her work. That is why she joined SOFFA’s team as a volunteer.

Nancy
Athanasia Lianou

Mentors Coordinator & Events

coordination @ wearyourorigins.com

Athanasia or Nancy, is a graduate of Business and Administration at the Athens University of Economics and Business. Deeply interested in the arts, sustainability and human rights, she now volunteers at SOFFA as a mentors and event coordinator.

Lirena
Lirena Grammenou

Education Coordinator & Empowerment Coach

coordination @ wearyourorigins.com

Lirena was born and raised in Athens, she holds a Business Administration degree with major in Human Resources and an MBA. She is passionate in finding ways to help people create their own path in life and by helping others she also tries to find hers. An HR lover working in a large Retail Company since forever. At her free time creates ceramics and she is part of “Διαβάζω για τους Άλλους” community where she is recording books for people who do not have the luxury of seeing.

Dimitra S.
Dimitra Slampaki

NGO Coordinator & Empowerment Coach

coordination @ wearyourorigins.com

Dimitra is a graduate of the University of Piraeus with a Bachelor’s degree in International and European Studies. Born in Nuremberg, Germany and raised in Athens ,she is currently working as a Customer Service Agent at Webhelp, Athens. Her main interests are Human Rights, International Relations and NGOs Sustainability. With previous experience as a volunteer in ActionAid, she decided to take part in SOFFA’s team , in order to raise awareness about ethical fashion and fight against gender-based discrimination.

Dimitris G.
Dimitris Grammatikogiannis

Eco-Stylist

press @ wearyourorigins.com

PR and Communications Leader Fashion Revolution. Dimitris is one of the first Eco-stylist globally running sustainable fashion campaigns for 20 years now. He studied fashion design in PANSIK Fashion School (later he worked as a professor for Styling for two years there) in AKTO art & design and continued his studies in garment design and styling to Lorenzo de ‘Medici (Italian International Institute) in Florence and Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design in London respectively. Regarding his business activities, he has been active in the field of advertising both on television and in print, music video clips and advertising campaigns companies. He has collaborated with many magazines as Fashion Editor and Stylist like CLICK magazine, Lipstick, Glam and Style, PLAYBOY, VIMAdonna, VIMAmen, People, Traveller’s Icons, Conde Nast Traveller, etc. Over the last three years he has been working as a Fashion Editor at Athens Hilton Magazine and Golf and Leisure (magazine golf Glyfada) and edits the site www.ethicalode.com site. His orientation and perspective about fashion was and still is sociological, political and ecological.

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Dimitra Angelopoulou

Media & Communications Coordinator

press @ wearyourorigins.com

Dimitra was born in Athens, Greece in 1997, after she graduated from High School she moved to Southampton (UK) and studied law at Southampton Solent University, she obtained her Masters from LSE in 2019. She has a particular interest in International Law and Human Rights and believes that as a field it has the potential to change the way we view the world and reshape society. Throughout her life has volunteered in numerous organisations and societies with the aim to improve and erradicate inequality and social injustices

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Athina Nikitea

Social Media Coordinator

campaign @ wearyourorogins.com

Athena recently graduated from the department of Political Science and Public Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She is very fond of fashion, and she wants to pursue a career in fashion marketing in Paris. With a rich learning background in the fields of Political Analysis, International Affairs and Social Sciences, she is deeply passionate about international politics and human rights issues.

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Andreas Frangos

Social Media Coordinator- SOFFA

campaign @ wearyourorogins.com

Andreas is a Civil engineer with many years of experience in the public and private sector. He is a holder of three MSc in City Planning, Water Resources & Environmental Management and Marine Technology. He has attended multiple seminars in business, technology, computer science and art subjects. He is currently involved with SOFFA’s social media campaign. He is a nature lover and he adores freedom of expression, genuine imagination and social sensitivity.

Dimitra P.
Dimitra Poupouza

Social Media & Eshop Officer

campaign @ wearyourorogins.com

Dimitra is Business Administration graduate of the University of Patras. She is a fashion enthusiast and an experienced e-shop administrator in the apparel and fashion industry. She has also volunteered at the city campus organization as a chief editor and now works voluntarily at SOFFA as a social media and eshop officer with the aim of promoting and raising awareness of sustainable fashion.

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Elena Petrou

Media Copywriter

press @ wearyourorigins.com

Elena Petrou graduated with a bachelor degree in Journalism, at the Department of Communication, Mass Media and Journalism. The main part in her research were in the fields of culture, social history and social sciences. Though her studies she emphasised in arts and specifically in the
theatre in Cyprus. After her studies she continued her training at Star Chanel in Athens writing news in a 24/7 Environment. Later she completed a program by the Organisation Youthshare about ‘Resilient and sharing Economies’. Later on she started to do some interviews with the youth through the European Magazine “Youth Employment’’, focusing on the issues for inovative solutions, sustainable jobs and involvment on social entrepreneurship.

lina
Lina Christou

Social Media Content Coordinator

campaign @ wearyourorogins.com

Lina graduated from the University of East London BSc in Psychology. She has fashion experience as a sales assistant and fashion stylist in London. Currently, follows seminars of Fashion and Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World by the London College of Fashion. Also, she works voluntarily at SOFFA as a Social Media Content Coordinator and getting prepared for the MSc Fashion Futures at the London University of Arts.

Chris
Christos Pantelidis

Media Coordinator

press @ wearyourorigins.com

Currently I work as a visual merchandiser at cosmos sport S.A and I study at the school of fine arts in the department of documentary and digital arts at the University of Peloponnese, at the same time I am actively involved in fashion as together with a very good friend of mine we have our own page that creates jewelry and we try to expand further.

christangelos
Christangelos

Head of Design

designer @ wearyourorigins.com

Christangelos Georgantelis lives and works in Athens, the greek capital . He is the Head of Design of SOFFA-Social Facion Factiory. He studied at the Technoligical Institute of Central Macedonia, graduated from the Department of Fashion Design & Technology. He has presented his collection at the greek fashion week and the new designers fashion week and he held 6 individual fashion shows in Athens and Lesvos. Also, he has taken part in plenty of group exhibitions (Athens, Thesaaloniki, Lesvos, Instunbul). He has been awarded in several competitions and has raken part in workshops (Copenghagen Fur). He has has collaborated with a number of greek and foreign companies as a fashion designer, pattern cutter and creative director.

Fiori
Fiori Zafeiropoulou

Founder and CEO

f.a.zafeiropoulou @ soffa.gr

Social Entrepreneur Founder of SOFFA, Founder Fashion Revolution Greece NGO, Head of Research Centre on Sustainable Fashion (FRFashtech) Athens University of Economica and Business, Novel Writer “The Timeless Beach” Kaktos, Policy Advisor & World Speaker in eradicating human trafficking in fashion supply chains and empowering women victims of violence & women in risk of exploitation. Addressing climate change & re-generation of the environment through changing paradigms in fashion production, sourcing, and consumption. Fiori has an awarded PHD on Social Entrepreneurship from Brunel Business School, London and is currently a PostDoctorate Researcher in Managing Ethical & Green Supply Chains at the Fashion Industry at Athens University of Economics & Business (AUEB).

μαριλενα
Marilena Stathopoulou

Digital Marketing Manager

award @ wearyourorigins.com

Marilena is a new Fashion Designer with 15 years experience in strategic marketing and business development. As a new designer, she worked as an assistant to the greek brand KOORELOO. Previously she had worked as Business Innovation consultant in European HORIZON projects for developing new technologies and as a category manager in multinational companies of FMCG. Her aim is to share her knowledge and creativity in cultivating new mindsets around collaborative and sustainable living. With this aim she joined Fashion Revolution as a FR Greece Co-Founder & Operations Director and is a coordinator in Fashion Revolution Summer School Operations. She has participated in various programmes to mentror startups, held by AUEB and AELIA lab. She holds a MSc in Services Management from AUEB and studied Fashion Design and construction at ROMINA KARAMANEA FASHION SCHOOL. Furthermore, has attended plenty of seminars for Fashion & sustainability and apply these principles in her designs.

eleni
Eleni Oronti

Assistant Production Manager

designer @ wearyourorigins.com

Eleni Oronti is a graduate of Fashion Design and Technology: Womenswear from London College of Fashion / University of the Arts London.
In 2021, she became one of the three Country Coordinators of Fashion Revolution Cyprus and she was the Coordinator of the Creative team
for the first Fashion Open studio of Fashion Revolution Greece. She has experience as a Designer Assistant at SRVC Studio in London, working with sustainable platforms and currently designing a capsule collection for a Film Production company in New York. She is in the process of creating her own
sustainable – ethical and upcycled brand which is going to be based in Athens.

athena
Athina Nikitea

Social Media Coordinator

campaign @ wearyourorogins.com

Athena recently graduated from the department of Political Science and Public Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She is very fond of fashion, and she wants to pursue a career in fashion marketing in Paris. With a rich learning background in the fields of Political Analysis, International Affairs and Social Sciences, she is deeply passionate about international politics and human rights issues.

amdreas
Andreas Frangos

Social Media Coordinator- SOFFA

campaign @ wearyourorogins.com

Andreas is a Civil engineer with many years of experience in the public and private sector. He is a holder of three MSc in City Planning, Water Resources & Environmental Management and Marine Technology. He has attended multiple seminars in business, technology, computer science and art subjects. He is currently involved with SOFFA’s social media campaign. He is a nature lover and he adores freedom of expression, genuine imagination and social sensitivity.

eleni
Eleni Mavrogeni

HR Coordinator

wearyourorigins @ gmail.com

Eleni is a Psychologist with a particular interest in Organizational Psychology. She has a Master’s Degree in International Human Resources and works as a Recruiter and Executive Search Headhunter for the multinational corporation, Boyden. She is a feminist and environmentalist. She strives to eliminate toxic social and organizational environments. Her goal is to raise awareness about sustainability and circular economy through her work. That is why she joined SOFFA’s team as a volunteer.

niki
Niki Papadopoulou

Social Business Developer

Niki is a Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist with a master’s degree in service management from Athens University of Economics and Business, and MBA from the University of Kentucky. She is now volunteer at SOFFA as a Social Business Development & NGO’s. She loves playing quitar, reading books, arts and sustainable fashion.

evgenia
Eugenia Flami

Designers Coordinator

Eugenia is a student at the Patronist-Modelist department of the Zer Fam Fashion School. Her goal is to learn as much as possible about the ecological production of clothing and to contribute to the transformation of fashion, into a factor of protection of the environment and not of its pollution. Always guided by human rights. That is why the experience from Soffa is so valuable for achieving this goal and continuing to develop a green future.

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Spyridoula Livani

Assistant Project Coordinator & Copywriter

Spyridoula holds a MSc in Bioeconomy, Circular Economy and Sustainable Development, and she has a more biological background because of her undergraduate studies in Marine Biology. However, her passion has always been fashion and she believes that industry will not be able to continue to exist unless it changes radically towards sustainability. Now, she’s working on her thesis, on “The importance of sustainability and responsible entrepreneurship in the apparel industry — ways of moving to a circular production model”. She decided to volunteer for SOFFA because she was excited about the idea that represents and the social character of the organization.

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Antonis Neofytos

Human Rights Officer

Antonis holds a degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Athens. He is passionate about people and social interactions. Therefore he chose HR to push people maximize their potential and enable them to contribute effectively to the organization’s goals and objectives. He also volunteers to give something back to the community.

olga
Olga Siozopoulou

Social Media Coordinator

Olga is currently pursuing her undergraduate studies in Economics and Management for Arts Culture and Communication in Bocconi University, Milan. Wanting to make positive social and environmental impact, Olga is a member of various feminist, ecological and pro-bono consulting university associations. Being interested in all kinds of arts, Olga is particularly drawn by fashion as a form of art and self-expression. She wants to dedicate her life on making the fashion industry more ethical and sustainable. As a step towards her goal, she is now a volunteer at SOFFA as a campaign officer. Other characteristics about her are her love for painting and passion for ecology.

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Iro (Argyro) Louka

Human Rights Officer

Trainee Laywer and drummer. Raised in Vathi Avlidos, a village near Chalkida. Graduated from Law School of Athens. Interested in human rights, feminism, gender studies and sustainable way of living. Willing to offer where there is real need. Loves playing the drums, traditional dancing, wine tasting, camping and travelling.

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Michaela Zompola

Sustainability Coordinator

Sociologist, MSc Sustainable Developement, Short-term volunteer

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Victoria Kostantini

Content Writer & Campaign Coordinator

Graduate student in Economic & Regional Development at Panteion University of Athens, with a 6-month study Placement in Political Science at Sciences Po University of Lille, Victoria is an enthusiastic young professional, passionate about combining her academic and work skills with her interest in social change and fashion. She has interned at the Institute of International Economic Relations and in 2017 was a researcher at the Student Association of International Affairs. Now she is volunteering at SOFFA as a campaign coordinator, dedicated to help promote how fashion can be used as a communication medium to raise awareness and sustainable practice.

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Aggeliki Santorinaiou

Campaign Coordinator

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Vaia Aslanoglou

Partnership & Communications Coordinator

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Konstantina Varlami

Fundraising & Partnerships Coordinator