Julia is a PhD student at the University of Liverpool. She is researching the impact of employer brands in employees’ lives within the retail sector in UK. After five years working in fashion, she decided to go back to university to slow down and refocus. Her interests are consumer behaviour and the impact of marketing on individuals.


Recently, she became a mum and it triggered her will to take real action to make the change happen and ensure a liveable future for her daughter. It started with reducing their footprint at home and the next step is Liverpool Fashion Summit, to reach people and convert them into change makers.


In her spare time, reading, cooking and dancing are a must, but she also enjoys making her own clothes and photography.




Olly is a PhD student at the University of Liverpool and a business consultant specialising in design thinking, culture, leadership and behaviour change. His PhD is focused on combatting modern slavery in global supply chains and is working in collaboration with the UK Home Office, Crown Commercial Service and the Liverpool Combined Authority. 


Olly wants nothing more than to make an impact on the lives of others, especially those in less fortunate situations. This drives him to seek out opportunities to make a difference and brought him to co-design the Liverpool Fashion Summit with Julia.


He splits his time between the UK and the Middle East and calls both “home”. He owns a husky called Saxon and if you can smell oud, it’s probably him.