Ivana Biočina is an author, textile engineer, designer and founder of Institute for Sustainable Fashion. Ivana is an author of three books about the textile industry and sustainable fashion. With background in theory and research, in 2021 she founded Institute for Sustainable Fashion (IOM) in northern Croatia with a focus on local, handmade, zero textile waste production of sustainable clothes, education and spreading the idea of sustainable fashion. Clothes in IOM are handmade in responsible manufacturing, toxin and plastic free, made with natural dyes of local plants and with vegan, organic and biodegradable materials. IOM is focused on organic development, with strong connections to local women and businesses that want to go in the sustainable direction. Building a regional community is the key part of IOM with the core intention of empowerment and learning.