Lidewij Edelkoort is a forecaster working in fashion, textiles, interiors and lifestyle. Her company Trend Union produces design and colour tools for strategists and creatives. She is also a magazine publisher, a champion for craft, an educator and a curator. Her ANTI_FASHION Manifesto was the first to raise awareness about the shifts and upheavals currently experienced in the global fashion industry. She is Dean of Hybrid Studies at Parsons where she founded a MFA in Textiles, merging craft and tech for a sustainable future. In 2020, she started the World Hope Forum as a platform to inspire the creative community to rebuild a better society.