Shelly Xu (MBA 2021) wants her 15-year-old sister to live on a better planet than the one she grew up on. Armed with knowledge from studying sustainable development as an undergraduate, creative inspiration from former colleagues at Instagram, and lessons (or learnings?) from the entrepreneurial community at Harvard, she is working to launch Shelly Xu Design (SXD), the first fashion-tech startup to make custom, beautiful, low-cost, 100% zero waste clothing designs. In between launching her company and trying to change the fashion industry and save the planet, she answered some questions about being a female founder, zero waste fashion, and the future of her company.

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