Amanda Judge, Founder & Designer

Bio_Amanda_129x198Amanda Judge is the proud Founder & CEO of Faire Collection, which she started while interviewing rural Ecuadorian women for her master’s thesis on poverty reduction strategies. Amanda holds an M.A in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Tufts University and a B.A. in Finance from Santa Clara University. She is fascinated by development in South America and gave up a steady salary in the financial services industry to work in some of the most desolate areas of Central and South America on poverty reduction projects. Amanda is an innovative social entrepreneur, who is intent on showing that business acumen and social good are not mutually exclusive. She has been interviewed on TV networks, including Fox and CNN on the company’s triple bottom line of profits, poverty reduction, and planet. Amanda was the proud recipient of the 2015 Fletcher Women’s Leadership Award. In 2014, Amanda was a Brava winner from Smart CEO Magazine,  and was named a ‘Better Business Babe’ by Women’s Health Magazine.  Amanda was also recently honored as one of the 10 “Young Women to Watch” by the Story Exchange. In her childhood, she designed her own clothes and started a rouge jewelry store out of her friend’s garage at the age of 12. To this day, her entrepreneurial spirit lives on and she still likes to make pretty things. More than anything, Amanda likes to come up with grand new ideas to make this world a little better for all. Amanda currently resides in New York's Hudson Valley with her husband and daughter.  She loved her time in the city, but loves the trees, ponds and rolling hills of rural New York even more.