Dan Pontarlier founder of Sustainable-Man joins the EBD family and brings a fresh perspective and new energy to Ethical Brand Directory (EBD). He becomes a partner from January 2020 and will be responsible for the digital strategy and our online presence.
Dan will inject a wealth of digital knowledge and sustainability expertise to Ethical Brand Directory. Our personal brands (that focus on sustainable fashion) Roberta Style Lee and Sustainable Man which are both different yet complementary, will join forces and offer even more focused sustainability content. Ethical Brand Directory and its members will benefit greatly from this new business partnership.
I am delighted to welcome Dan to the EBD family – and I cannot wait to take the business to the next level with him.
We asked Dan what he was looking forward to with this new partnership, and he said:
“I cannot wait to help more ethical brands acquire the reach and visibility they deserve. By joining forces with Ethical Brand Directory and Roberta Style Lee, two established brands in Europe – we’ll be able to work collaboratively to triple our impact and effort for a better tomorrow. This partnership will form a powerful triad of services that brands can depend on to boost their online and offline presence globally.
Through our united passion for fashion and commitment to sustainability, myself and Roberta plan to use EBD as a platform to change the fashion industry through consumer-driven awareness and empowering independent brands to lead the way, showing there is profitability in working ethically and sustainably and taking responsibility in all that they do. We are here to guide them towards the correct path.”
About Dan Pontarlier
Dan is a college professor and a consultant in sustainability and marketing spanning across the tourism, hospitality, and Fashion sectors. He speaks 6-languages (English, French, Italian, Catalan, Spanish and Flemish Dutch) and keeps himself busy with his other projects Sustainable-Man.com and the European Sustainable Hospitality Club.
Dan has carved out a unique consultant proposition and uses his expertise in social media and digital marketing to promote sustainability. He has almost 10 years of experience working in sustainability-based roles across tourism, hospitality, and fashion.
Dan was responsible for the Barcelona Hotels Association CSR and Environment strategy, advising on sustainability issues to the more than 450 affiliated hotels and creating the Strategic Sustainability Plan 2017-2019 in collaboration with the Barcelona City Council. He has a BBA in Tourism, with an MBA in Hotel Management and an MBA in Tourism, Sustainability, and ICT.
Dan is not just a smart cookie, but also a model and recognised face in the sustainable men’s fashion space. He has worked with over 30 sustainable fashion brands, including Vivienne Westwood and Timberland.
On behalf of the EBD team and its members, I welcome Dan to the family.
Founder, Ethical Brand Directory