Joshua Katcher is a fashion designer, author and educator who has taught at Parsons and has lectured at universities internationally and lobbied and consulted in the United States for sustainable and ethical fashion legislation. Katcher’s award-winning book Fashion Animals was published in 2019. He established the first men’s vegan lifestyle website, The Discerning Brute, in 2008 and then launched the first vegan, ethically-made menswear fashion brand, Brave GentleMan in 2010, which has been featured in Vogue, Forbes, GQ, The Financial Times and others. Katcher’s project CIRCUMFAUNA highlights data-driven research and material innovations and he sits on the board of directors for Collective Fashion Justice. He has won several awards including Outstanding Innovator 2021 from The Fur Bearers and was named one of the Top 20 Most Influential Vegans of 2019 by Veg News Magazine .