By  on December 29, 2015

Epiphanies make for memorable moments in history. For Kelly Slater, the 11-time world surfing champion and founder of the sustainable fashion brand Outerknown that’s backed by Kering, his came when he was fasting. Sitting in his beachside home in Australia eight years ago, between reading books about health and fasting on water, he wondered about the impact that the free surf gear he received from his then-sponsor Quiksilver might have on the environment and the people working in the factories.

“It just popped into my brain really strong: I need to find out where all my clothes are made and who’s making them and where do the materials come from,” Slater recalled.

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