Hi, I'm Melanie DiSalvo, founder of virtue + vice
WHAT INSPIRES US
virtue + vice is a full package sustainable + ethical manufacturing resource, that also gives curious consumers a behind the seams look at how fashion is made.
At the time I left fast fashion I had a great salary, was working my way up the corporate ladder, under 30 and already had a director's title, and was traveling the world to develop and produce products for brands like Walmart, Target, Ralph Lauren, and Levi's to name a few.
To many people, it looked like I was living the dream. But, as my career progressed I felt more and more that the industry needed to change.
I believe that to create change in a system, first you need to know how it works. And, my years spent working overseas in fast fashion gave me an intimate understanding on how the fashion industry truly operates.
After I felt I had seen and learned enough, I made it my goal to revolutionize the industry by educating curious customers and helping brands choose better supply chain partners.
Currently I live between NYC (one of the fashion epicenters fo the world), and Goa, India (where I help many of my clients make their sustainable products). I like to think I get the best of both worlds this way.
I have been featured in publications like WWD, VOX, Sourcing Journal, Business of Fashion, and more. And, was a speaker at SXSW.