Julie Verdugo dedicates her profession to the development of ethical and fair products, as well as the realization of community impact on the part of manufacturers of sustainable products or projects. She has brought this commitment on the side of big brands like adidas or Urban Outfitters, as well as for non-profits like Nest in America, Europe and Asia. Her work has taken her from factories in Argentina or Germany to teaching sustainable jewelry design in Brazilian favelas. In addition, Julie has taught producer cooperatives in Peru and India the skills to develop business strategies that work for their frameworks.
In her current role at Urban Outfitters, Julie Verdugo is building the sustainability department for this international fashion brand. To this end, she has developed sustainable product standards and created a communications strategy for Urban Outfitters‘ sustainable fashion and circular initiatives. The charity initiatives she has implemented have already won social impact awards.
As an American with Chilean roots, Julie Verdugo also pursues the goal of strengthening the Latin American community in creative Beangenl. As such, she is proud to serve on the advisory boards of Mercado Global, LIM College, Cuba Skate and Girls Inc.
Julie Verdugo studied Industrial & Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, earned an MBA at the Business School Barcelona and a certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy at Harvard Business School.