Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
— Margaret Mead

Hanging with the Masai in Kenya

Photography Ryan Scheer

Fashion. Adventure. Philanthropy

Since 2000, Chrissie has made a career out of being a modern day gypsy, turning “Cool-Hunting” into a lifestyle and a means of discovering unique and creative talent in a variety of forms. She has curated for multi-billion dollar, consumer-driven corporations, including American Eagle Outfitters and Abercrombie & Fitch.

Exploring over 100 countries in the past 12 years, Chrissie immersed herself in foreign cultures and amassed an influential list of contacts. She felt a need to give back to the many communities who inspired her life and work – many of them in remote and disenfranchised locations.

Chrissie soon found herself engaging in a life-changing sabbatical to Rwanda to help document the stories of genocide survivors and work with children in an orphanage. Through fund drives and t-shirt sales, Chrissie’s many supporters soon found themselves working side by side in an effort to propel social change.

After recognizing that many creative people in the art and design world were interested in contributing their time and talents to charity, Create for a Cause was conceived. The positive reaction Chrissie received by activating the collaboration between creative forces and social causes, prompted her to think on a larger scale.  Thus, the Supply Change was born, allowing her to connect and create mutually beneficial and profitable relationships between the design industry and artisan communities around the world.

Changing the Chain

The Supply Change connects global brands with artisan groups to bring socially conscious fashion to the mainstream consumer. By creating long-term partnerships between brands and these enterprises, The Supply Change is sourcing socially responsible goods/manufacturers for brands and opening up market access for social enterprises. 

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Chrissie Lam

Soaking up the culture in Ubud, Bali.