Sophie Gai

Kenya

My name is Sophie Gai, a 23 year old from Nairobi, Kenya. I am a lawyer by profession and run a sustainable fashion initiative on Instagram called Sasstain. The forum is meant to raise awareness on the need for ethical and sustainable fashion while advocating for human (in particular labour rights), environmental and animal rights. I believe that aside from environmental conservation, sustainable fashion is one of the best ways to combat climate change. In the famous words of Mademoiselle Chanel, fashion is architecture, it is a matter of proportions.

I am fluent in four languages: Kiswahili, English, French and Italian. During my leisure time, I enjoy going for walking my dogs, visiting art galleries and gardening. I have 3 dogs and 2 cats and my favourite actor is Jim Parsons from Big Bang Theory. Fun fact, the initials of my names are similar to those of the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.