Anyango Mpinga

is a cultural innovator championing intersectionality as a guiding principle in circular fashion. She founded her eponymous Contemporary Sustainable brand in 2015, now renowned for its reimagined white shirts; bold prints that pay homage to her multi-cultural heritage and size inclusive silhouettes that are balanced between androgyny and a bohemian aesthetic. She has received numerous Accolades for her ethereal designs, showcased around the world in cities such as Tokyo, Paris, New York, London, Milan, Bangkok and Porto. As a forward-thinking designer, Anyango is exploring the use of emerging technologies to create biodegradable textiles.

Having created a social enterprise, her initiative Free As A Human tackles the humanitarian and environmental crisis of the explorative labor practices in the fashion industry. Free As A Human raises awareness around Human Trafficking and the forced labour that occurs within the supply chain in the fashion industry, while supporting education programs for vulnerable groups affected by modern slavery. Proceeds from her brand’s sales are donated to shelters for young female survivors of trafficking. Anyango also serves as an Advocate and Mentor for the Swarovski Foundation Creatives for Our Future program, designed with the United Nations Office for Partnerships.