Episode 131: How Do You Make Clothes Sustainable?

Meet the Expert:  Louise Ulukaya, creator and designer of Mon Couer sustainable clothing for kids

Louise Ulukaya

Born in New York, Louise Vongerichten Ulukaya would spend her childhood days growing up in both New York and the south of France where she studied and practiced ballet. In 2005, Louise went to Washington DC to study finance at American University. Upon completing her degree, she returned to France to pursue her MBA at ESSEC Business School in Paris. After living in Dubai and Hong Kong, Louise returned to New York City. Since her return, New York has been graced with two of her restaurants under the Chefs Club name. In 2016 Louise decided to establish the Food Dreams Foundation with her family and to pursue her philanthropic endeavor by helping students access education and jobs within the culinary industry. Since then, more than 60 students from every part of the world have been participating in the program.

After the birth of her first son in 2019, Louise decided to create a children’s clothing brand that cares for the environment, respects the people making it, and that looks and feels good while being accessible for all. She set out to design clothes that would care for the planet and for the environment while also not compromising on the comfort, look, and feel of the clothes. After 2 years of research to perfect the best technologies and blends of materials to make earth friendly clothes for kids, Mon Coeur was born.


Louise Ulukaya                                                Mon Couer clothes #1

Mon Couer clothes #2




Donate your old clothes, old Halloween costumes, or any other clothing you don’t need any more to local charities, to schools, or find a way to recycle it.

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Footprints Across the Planet book

Footprints Across the Planet by Jennifer Swanson 

Every footprint―from the physical to the digital and the permanent to the fleeting―leaves a mark on Earth telling a story of the past, the present, or the future. What type of imprint will YOU leave?





Book List: 

Save the Ocean (Save the Earth) by Bethany Stahl

Environmental Activist Wangari Maathai (STEM Trailblazer Bios) by Jennifer Swanson

Mend It, Wear It, Love It!: Stitch Your Way to a Sustainable Wardrobe by Zoe Edwards

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