Levi Strauss & Amour Vert Chat with 3p Publisher Nick Aster on Sustainable Apparel

Thanks for joining us for our  latest “Stories & Beer Fireside Chat“.  We chattedwith Jason McBriarty from Levi Strauss & Co. alongside Christoph Frehsee, the CEO of Amour Vert.

As always, this chat has been saved as a youtube video for you to enjoy and pass around:


Background on our guests:

Jason McBriarty

Director, Community Affairs, Levi Strauss & Co.
Director, Finance and Operations, Levi Strauss Foundation

As the director of community affairs for Levi Strauss & Co., Jason McBriarty leads a global team that creates a positive impact in communities around the world where the company does business. Through community engagement, employee volunteerism and strategic partnerships, the community affairs team positions the company as a leader in CSR and builds value for its brands.

In addition to his responsibilities to Levi Strauss & Co., Jason is also the director of finance and operations for the Levi Strauss Foundation where he oversees all aspects of the foundation’s operations, communication and $65 million investment portfolio.

Jason holds an MBA from Boston University’s Graduate School of Management. He also serves on several boards, including the Net Impact Corporate Advisory Council and is a frequent speaker on the topics of corporate philanthropy and CSR.

Christoph Frehsee

CEO and co-founder of Amour Vert

Christoph is a serial entrepreneur from Germany. In 2010 he joined forces with French designer and engineer Linda Balti to form Amour Vert. Amour Vert seeks to influence a standard of fashion that is both beautiful and sustainable. This is novel in an industry where the beauty of fashion is marred by the environmental impact of its production.

Prior to Amour Vert Christoph founded the company MineWolf Systems with the goal to provide safe, reliable, fast and cost effective solutions for clearing landmines in 2004. In four years MineWolf Systems became a reputable brand and the leading provider for mechanical land mine clearance solutions worldwide.

In 2008 he took the opportunity to exit the company and make a dream come true: moving to Paris, travelling the world and coming to Stanford to complete a joint degree of MBA/MSc in Environment and Resources. Christoph also holds a Diplom-Kaufmann Degree from WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.