Team

OUR MISSION

The worlds largest youth sustainable fashion competition with a vision to enrich and empower the lives of young people through creativity and sustainability.

OUR TEAM

Troy Armour
CEO & FOUNDER
JANE SMITH
CCO
JUSTIN CULLEN
CHAIRPERSON
MEGAN KELLY
Director Global Events and Production
RORY KELLY
Senior Vice President, US & Partnerships 
SAMANTHA O'DOWD
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BRAND & DESIGN 
KATIE BRILL
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PR & COMMS
ANDREA COOPER
VICE PRESIDENT, FRANCE
Caoimhe KENNY
JUNIOR TERRITORY MANAGER, UK
BRONA DOWLING
VICE PRESIDENT, ITALY
Nathan McEneff
JUNIOR TERRITORY MANAGER, US
NIAMH PORTER
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
ORLÁ MORRIS-TOOLEN
VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCTION
MICHELLE COLLINS
VICE PRESIDENT, Community Management
SEÁN TREACY
VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCTION

OUR VALUES

By presenting a unique platform, Junk Kouture aims to instill belief in the mindset of young people, and make them believe that they can achieve whatever they want.

We task young people with exploring their inner brilliance, believing in it and in themselves.

From an idea to a finished product, from a concept to a tailored performance, creativity in Junk Kouture is the driving factor of every single aspect of this contest.

Many say “to see is to believe”. We want Junk Kouture to allow young people to dream and explore ways of making their dream a reality, helping them succeed along the way.

our unique working culture

AT JUNK KOUTURE WE:

We all have families – mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, partners etc. If one of our team needs to be with a family member then we recognise that their family takes priority over everything else, and we find another way to solve the gap left in the company. If one of our kids is shy about going on stage, we are there to support and encourage. And remember, we are all a big family too, so take care of others.

 

The things you do should be done to the fullest of your potential and should always be done right. Always push yourself with the question ‘what would make what I am doing even better? – what would make it shine?’. If we all strive for 100% all the time, we will achieve great things together.

 

While the company has a structure and a hierarchy of control, it is important that we all respect one another. To get respect, you must give it. The only way you can grow as a team is if everyone feels equal inclusion and value within that team. We believe that no one has the answers to all problems; we can always learn from others and we live by the motto “don’t bite me – beat me”. If you have a better solution offer it up, you never need to knock other’s ideas. This creates a culture where people are afraid to offer ideas for fear of ridicule, rather we encourage others to bring new ideas and try them.

 

The only way to innovate is to try new things. Trying new things sometimes means taking risks that things may not work out. An employee should not be afraid or risks, but we do have to review those that have went wrong and move to not repeat those things.

 

We want to learn about ourselves, our team makes, our world around us and we are naturally curious to learn new ways of operating. The best way to move outside your comfort zone is to volunteer for work you wouldn’t usually do – things you would think you cannot do.

 
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