Ricardo is a researcher, farmer and designer.  Prior to relocating to Berlin he was involved in sustainable growing activities in his native California. In 2010 he was exposed to the problems concerning fashion production and refocused his efforts on the textile industry.  His pursuit to understand fashion’s global supply chain and to learn innovative agricultural techniques lead him to places such as Guatemala, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, & Colombia. His research includes bioregional circularity, regenerative agriculture & business, localism and cultural diversity.