A philanthropist, entrepreneur, strategic investor, and zero-waste fashion advocate, Carmen Busquets’ career in the luxury industry spans over three decades. Starting with her own luxury fashion boutique in Venezuela in the 90s, the first of its kind in Latin America, and followed by various well-being endeavors in the early years of the internet, including one founded by Deepak Chopra, Carmen made history in the online fashion space when she became the largest co-founding strategic investor in Net-a-Porter. Following this, Carmen started focusing on season-less sustainable luxury with CoutureLab—a vehicle for disruptive ideas and a concept store to support and showcase creative talents. She has been involved in a great number of luxury fashion and lifestyle success stories, including Moda Operandi, Lyst, Farfetch, the Business of Fashion, and Cult Beauty. She has also supported and invested in a range of disruptive technology companies and funds. As an advocate of zero waste, she devotes her time and efforts to create awareness, foster aid, and educate on the importance of conservation of our planet. She is not only involved in revolutionary technology funds such the Fashion Tech Lab, which supports VitroLabs tissue engineering, creating ethical leather from cow, ostrich and crocodile cells, but also innovative brands such as House of Fluff which has created the first ethical faux fur. Carmen also advocates renting luxury items as opposed to buying disposable high street fashion. She has become and advisor and co-founding investors in three luxury rental companies. Carmen is the co-founder of the annual Disruptive Lifestyle Summit in Costa Rica—the fifth most sustainable country in the world—and is an advisor and donor of many different charities and endeavors.