John Bartlett is a graduate of Harvard University and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Bartlett’s signature style embraces a rugged American authenticity that has earned him two Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awards: the Swarovski Best Newcomer Award and Best Menswear Designer of the Year in 1997. In 2010, the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) named Bartlett ‘Designer of the Year’. John has long been an advocate for cruelty-free fashion and has partnered with organizations like PETA, HSUS and Farm Sanctuary to raise awareness about compassion in fashion. John’s passion for animal advocacy has inspired him to create and manage a non-profit, The Tiny Tim Rescue Fund, which raises money for homeless shelter animals in need of their forever homes. The money raised goes to providing rescue groups and independent shelters with funding to help with medical bills, transport, training and any other expenses need to assist in helping a dog or cat find their forever families. John’s is currently the Director of the Fashion Department at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he will be presiding over and finessing the internationally recognized program. He is also a certified hatha yoga instructor and meditation coach. Follow John on his podcast, www.dogsavethepeople.com.