A chance field trip with Susan's sustainability students to Patty's company's offices marked the beginning of a long-term friendship and business partnership.
With many years of combined experience in the fashion industry, Patty and Susan dreamed of ways to make the fashion industry's supply chain cleaner, more ethical, and better.
EthoWork's genesis was a combination of ingenuity, hard work, and over 30 years of combined experience in production, quality assurance, ESG program development, social and environmental responsibility, product development, merchandising, teaching, and corporate training.
They figured that if they couldn't try their hand at making the world a better place, then who would?
Founder, Managing Partner, Consulting
Patricia (Patty) is a strategy and capacity builder with over 35 years experience driving change at senior levels. She has extensive experience in sustainability, working with the world’s leading companies in the apparel industry. Her areas of expertise lie in supply chain risk management, ethical sourcing, product sustainability programs, CSR management strategy, worker well-being initiatives, and global regulatory compliance.
SUSAN NELSON SPENCER
Founder, Managing Partner, Learning
As a learning designer with a sustainable fashion background, Susan designs and develops EthoWork's social and environmental training and strategic communications programs.
Susan has been an adjunct faculty member at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles for over 15 years, teaching merchandising, sustainability, and product development courses.
Aside from her fashion industry and educational background, Susan has created corporate learning experiences for Fortune 500 companies such as Google, WPP, GroupM, Saks Fifth Avenue, Petco, KPMG's ESG Hub, and CPA.com's ESG Accelerator program. She holds a Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology, a Master of Public Policy, and a post-graduate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) certificate from Cornell University. She is also the author of Next Level Instructional Design: Master the four competencies shared by professional instructional designers.
When not working, she's either traveling or learning (more about something).
LinkIn with Susan at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susannelsonspencerlearningdesigner/
WHAT WE BELIEVE IN
Our Vision, Mission, and Values
Our vision is a world in which every person is entitled to an ethical and decent work environment, regardless of their job title or location. We strive to empower businesses through education, training, and hands-on, practical tactics to reduce their environmental footprint and worker abuses in every stage of the product lifecycle.
Our mission is to build healthier businesses by helping companies to develop and implement ethical environmental, social, and governance standards throughout their supply chains.
Our core values are:
Continuous Improvement: Make whatever you start better, whether it be a policy or a product
Effectiveness and Efficiency: Get the job done right, on time, and in the most cost-effective way
Innovation: Apply disruptive and novel ideas to age-old problems to innovate to the highest standards
Inclusion: Every voice matters - from the factory floor to the C-suite
Our Code of Ethics
Our thoughts on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
EthoWork Consulting, LLC