By  on September 15, 2009

Janice Sullivan has joined Edun, the eco-luxury label founded in 2005 by U2 rocker Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, as chief executive officer.

In her new role, Sullivan will oversee Edun’s overall business activities and work to extend the brand’s reach on a global scale. She succeeds Christian Kemp-Griffin, who has held the ceo position since 2006. He is moving into a newly created post within Edun as chief mission officer, where he will work to ensure the brand’s ongoing commitment to create fashionable contemporary clothing while sustaining employment opportunities in underdeveloped countries.

Sullivan joins Edun from Warnaco Group Inc., where she was president of Calvin Klein Jeans since November 2007. Earlier, Sullivan spent 17 years at Liz Claiborne Inc., where she most recently was president of Narciso Rodriguez. She also served as president of Claiborne’s DKNY Jeans division from 2005 to 2007. Sullivan began her career at Calvin Klein Inc. in the jeans division.

Based at Edun’s New York office, Sullivan reports to Edun’s board of directors as well as Mark Weber, ceo of LVMH Inc.LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton took a minority stake in the Edun brand in May.

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