Sustainability and Climate Action

Working Together Toward A Sustainable Future

Our work in sustainability includes branding, positioning, content strategy and development, and events for climate-friendly companies in sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy, slavery-free material supply chain management, apparel manufacturing, climate action publishing and more.

Climate Tech is Booming

According to a 2023 McKinsey report — Investments in climate technology are still increasing, defying the headwinds that affected most capital markets. 

Climate Justice for All

We support climate action initiatives that address racial and economic disparity and help clients craft messaging for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Equator Principles (EP) communications.


Nice things people have said about our work on projects together in climate action, ESG infrastructure investment, solar, wind and renewable energy.

Seth Godin

“You’re a rock star. Persist.”

Seth Godin

Founder, The Carbon Almanac & Best-Selling Author

Jaime Tupper

“kHyal is a very effective communicator, designer and brand creator.”

Jaime Tupper

Structured & Project Finance Analyst, CIFI

Cristina Jiminez

“We hired kHyal to rebrand our institutional image … The result was outstanding.”

Cristina Jiminez

Chief Investment Officer, CIFI Asset Management

Cliff Wildes

“… one of the most accomplished, intelligent, professional, creative and talented people I have ever worked with.”

Cliff Wildes

Founder & CEO, Microtech International

Our Work and Who We’ve Worked With

We collaborate with entities at local, regional, national, and international levels to develop and enhance brand identity, positioning, messaging, visual design, content strategy and creation.

Our partnerships span a diverse range of sectors, including ESG investment firms; climate action publishers; sustainable art, design, textile, and apparel initiatives, and environmental conservation efforts.

  • A Better World by Design
  • AIGA Design Educators Community
  • AIGA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force
  • Brown University
  • Cifi
  • Cifi Asset Management
  • Design Ignites Change
  • Felt & Wire
  • Tree Conservancy of Darien
  • Hasbro
  • Ink Publications
  • Living Energy
  • Material ConneXions
  • Microtech
  • MoCA Westport
  • Mohawk
  • Project Storefronts, New Haven
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Sprouting Spaces
  • The Carbon Almanac Network
  • The Steelyard

Earth-friendly Projects

Industry Involvement and Training


(Difference Maker) Invited by best-selling author Seth Godin to help promote The Carbon Almanac, named Data Literacy’s “Most Insightful Data Book” of 2022. Spearheaded the online fashion sustainability resource guide. Contributed to the creation of the LinkedIn course “34 Things to Know About Carbon and Climate.” Produced a standalone event for the global book signing, created content for “The Daily Difference.” Initiated outreach efforts to leaders in sustainability and climate action. Created an independent project and launched it at Art Basel Miami Beach / Miami Art Week.


Hasbro Project Upcycle(Judge and Grand Prize Award Designer) for Hasbro’s internal upcycling design competition at the company’s Providence headquarters.


BookDrive(Cofounder) An ongoing collection of curated second-market industry books donated by agencies and creative professionals then distributed to students enrolled in design programs at high schools, colleges, and universities.


PUSH Design Camp, Block Island(Cofounder) A 3-day design camp for creative professionals on picturesque Block Island — packed with design workshops, salons, talks, and hands-on activities. Special events included farm-to-table gourmet meals, a natural-clay spa at Mohegan Bluffs, a for-good design project with the Ocean View Foundation, a felting workshop at North Light Fibers micro yarn mill, and a private design talk by former Crate and Barrel visual design director Carolyn Collins, followed by a tour, wine-tasting and shopping event her one-of-a-kind store, the Lazy Fish.


(Founder) MegaGlam® is a sustainable on-demand streetwear and upcycled apparel brand. MegaGlam Vintage is a pop-up, online vintage and secondary market apparel and accessories reseller coupled with personal shopping and styling services. Our regenerative approach aims to keep textiles out of landfills, reduce carbon and chemical pollution caused by clothing production, and lower water consumption.


REJECT Found + Made(Cofounder) Concept store dealing in vintage design and apparel, objects, books, lighting, and furniture crafted from recycled and vintage materials.


  • Certified Climate Reality Leader
  • Design For Freedom Summit
  • The Sustainable Development Goals, University of Copenhagen
  • Learning Design for Sustainability, SCAD / PMI Institute
  • Acrylic Recycling Workshop with Off Cut Studio, MakeHaven / Yale CEID
  • Beyond Plastics, Grassroots Training
  • Kombucha Leather Workshop with Yale microbiologist Nora Pyenson, Ph.D.
  • Factory45, Sustainable & Ethical Fashion workshop
  • Kelley Drye In Fashion, Fashion & Retail Law Summit
  • Sustainable Global Sourcing Forum
  • Sustainable Textile Summit, New York
  • Sustainable Design Entrepreneur Program, Fashion Institute of Technology


  • SHIFT Summit: AIGA Design Educators Community in partnership with AIGA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force


  • Plastic Pollution Coalition
  • The Carbon Almanac Network
  • Ash Creek Conservation Association
  • Horseshoe Crab Recovery Coalition
  • Project Limulus
  • Manufacture New York (Founding Member)
  • Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA)


  • Fashinnovation Worldwide Talks, New York
  • RefashionNYC
  • Freestyle Fashion Conference, LIM College, NYC
  • Manufacture New York Sustainable Textile Summit
  • City Source at FIT Manufacturer’s Showcase
  • 3D Print Show
  • Swissnex Boston, Zero Power Smart Fashion symposium, NYC
  • FashTech NYC Mini-conference, World Trade Center, NYC
  • City Source at FIT Manufacturer’s Showcase
  • Decoded Fashion Summit, NYC
  • Billie Whitehouse, Wearable Experiments, NYC
  • Reinventing New York Fashion + Market Week, NYC


  • 2023, “Creativity and Climate Action,” MoCA Westport
  • 2018, Keynote, A Better World x Design, RISD/Brown University


  • MEGAGLAM Streetwear, on-demand manufacturing
  • Project Storefronts, Elm City Handmade, New Haven
  • “We Want Your Trash,” A Better World by Design RISD/Brown University Gala, The Steelyard, Providence (One of 5 artists chosen out of over 100 submissions for an exhibition of art produced from discarded materials.)
  • A Better World by Design Expo Showcase, Brown University, Providence
  • Design Ignites Change, invitational sustainable design project with Mohawk


Ongoing Sustainable and Vintage Fashion feature, Ink Magazine


Invited materials juror

Material ConneXion is a world-class materials library and consultancy helping companies source materials that enhance the performance, aesthetic, and sustainability of their projects.


Media mentions of kHyal’s work in climate action, sustainable upcycled and on-demand apparel and product design and other creative projects.

The Carbon Almanac Sustainable Fashion Guide recommended by Yale Climate Connections

SueEllen Campbell, “Recent articles analyze, assess fashion and beauty
Yale Climate Connections, 2022
(Mention of The Climate AlmanaFashion Sustainability online resource spearheaded by kHyal.)

“kHyal on the Green Carpet,” ReFashionNYC, 2022

Howard Halle, “The best things to do during Armory Arts Week”
Time Out New York, March 5, 2019

Sunday Morning, “Almanac: The 1913 Armory Show”
CBS News, February 17, 2019

The Armory Show Celebrates 25th Anniversary in 2019, January 17, 2019

VIP Opening of the always fascinating Outsider Art Fair
Artwell Guide New York, January 2018

Sean Zenn, “Outsider Art Fair New York 2018 — VIP Early Access Preview
Patrick McMullan via Getty Images, January 2018

Scott Lynch, Outsider Art Fair VIP Preview
Gothamist, January 2018

Alejandro Chavarria, “Patricia Field’s Art Fashion Runway Show at White Dot Gallery”
World Red Eye, December, 2017

Scott Lynch, “Inside The Outsider Art Fair”
Gothamist, January 2017

Marie-Salomé Peyronnel, “Outsider Art Fair La Bouffée D’air Frais”
La Gazette Drouot, No. 4, January 2017

Scott Lynch, “Spring/Break Kicks Off Armory Arts Week With A Long Line & A Kissing Closet”
Gothamist, March 2, 2016

Gregory de la Haba, The Armory Show Press Conference coverage
White Hot Magazine, March 2016

Timothy Clary, The Armory Show Press Conference coverage
(AFP) Agency France Presse staff photographer, March 2016

Valentine Uhovski, Spring/Break Art Show coverage
Fashion Evangelist at Tumblr, March 2016

Christina Hennessy, “A green theme, dressed up in pink”
S Magazine, CT Post, December 13, 2015

Sam Deitch/BFA, GEO ART + Flaunt Magazine at Mondrian
Art Zealous, December 2015

VH1, December 2014

Lee Steele, “Lazy man’s trip to Hudson River village”
CT Post/Stamford Advocate/Hearst Newspapers, July 2014

Kari Britta Lorenson, “11 Fiber Artists/Textiles/Surface Designers to Watch”
Knotwe, July 2014

A. Rooney, “Fashion as Art II”
The Paper, June 2014

Lucy Austin, “Couture Comes to Cold Spring”
The Paper, June 2014

Alina Braverman, “Second Freestyle Fashion Conference”
NY Social Media Examiner, March 2014

Phil Birnbaum, Art Bael Miami 2014 Vintage Eyewear Feature
The Spectacled, February 2014

Craig Barritt, “Roche Bobois and New York Magazine Host the Armory Show Pre-opening Event”
Getty Images/New York Magazine, February 2014

Rana Good, “The 30 Best Street-Style Looks from Miami Art Week”
Société Perrier, December 2013

Phil Birnbaum, “Street Style, Miami: Art Basel 2013”
Fashion Magazine, December 2013

Isaac Harris, Fashion Blog Feature
Breaking Fad, January 2014

@MondrianHotels, #MondrianMuse pick, “Our Most Fashionable Guests”
Mondrian Hotels, South Beach, December 2013

Karen Escalera, “Fashion Spotting at Art Basel 2013”
Miami Curated, December 2013

Adri Cowan, “Outfit of the Day” at HOW Design Live San Francisco
HOW Brands, June 2013

Sabine Lenz, “The PaperSpecs Team Explore the ‘Woodstock of Paper’’
PaperSpecs, June 2013

“kHyal at La Gaîté Lyrique”
Babes at the Museum, January 2012

“Pictoplasma Portrait” by Nokia
Included in video created by Nokia about Pictoplasma New York 2011

Amanda Coen“A Better World by Design Expo Showcases Creative Innovation”
Inhabitat, October 2011

“Feedback Loop Notebook Project: The Weather sKwirl™”
Felt&Wire, October 2010

Christopher Arnott, “Project Storefronts Lets Artists Drive the Local Economy”
New Haven Advocate, October 2010

Alyson Kuhn, “In the Feedback Loop: Minding the Binding”
Felt&Wire, September 2010

“Bring Design to Underprivileged Youth with These Notebooks”
Design Taxi, September 2010

“Feedback Loop Launched!”
DesignWorkLife, September 2010

“The Feedback Loop Notebook Project”
Heartfish, September 2010

“Letterpress Printers Create Notebooks for Youth Mentoring Initiative”
Media Bistro Unbeige, September 2010

Rhonda Lieberman, “Assemblage Line”
Artforum, July, 2009

kHyal on the ReFashionNYC Green Carpet

kHyal sustainable apparel design on Breaking Fad

kHyal featured in FASHION Magazine wearing her recycled paper dress during Miami Art Week. Photo: Phil Birbaum

kHyal sustainable apparel design at Outsider Art Fair VIP Opening. Photo: ©Getty

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