Lilian Liu: Expert in sustainability
Tell us about yourself. Who are you? What’s your story?
Originally from Sweden but of Chinese heritage, and having lived in France, China and now based in NYC for the past 6 years – I guess I am one of those third culture kids! In my upbringing I experienced some distinctly different places and cultures, and with that what I interpreted as global injustices as well, which inspired me to work in sustainability. Sustainable development bridges borders and countries, but is also hyper-local in nature, requiring context-based solutions to work well. I’m specifically passionate about supporting companies on a path to sustainability because of the possibility for large impact at a fast pace. 69 of the top 100 economic entities are corporations rather than governments so it’s clear we need business on board to change the world for the better.
A lifelong dream you’re hoping to achieve?
See the world - with open eyes!
What’s your life motto?
I would rather regret doing something than regret not doing something.
Tell us about your DOU.K Studio experience.
I truly loved the experience of making a bespoke garment, all the bits and pieces of the process and learning about the craft! DOU.K to me embodies girl power, founded by power woman Marie who wants everyone to have this experience – an experience traditionally tailored to men.
How does your DOU.K Studio shirt fit your lifestyle? How do you like to style it?
I’m all about sustainable consumption and seek longevity in any piece that I welcome to my closet. I’ve always wanted to have a classic white shirt – it’s a versatile piece that works in so many situations. I’ve been wearing it with a pair of black washed jeans or tied at the bottom with a high waist skirt.
Lilian Liu, Manager of Partnerships at United Nations Global Compact & Co-founder of Fauna
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