Owner of Vert & Vogue
Ryan Hurley and his wife and partner, Nadira, own Vert & Vogue, an award-winning fashion boutique in Durham’s Brightleaf Square. V&V showcases leading sustainable designers such as Organic by John Patrick, Raleigh Denim and Stewart & Brown. Most of its collection is American made and includes organic cotton, tencel, hemp and other sustainable textiles. As lead buyer, Ryan continually works through the challenges of creating a collection that is both environmentally and financially sustainable. He also oversees marketing for the business and has discovered effective ways to communicate to customers about sustainability. Ryan handles operations such as HR and finance for V&V too.
Vert & Vogue is the 2010, 2011 and 2012 winner of The Independent Weekly's Best Local Women's Boutique and Best Men's Clothing awards. It was also named Outstanding Downtown Business 2011 by Downtown Durham Inc. It was founded in 2008.
Ryan Hurley is schedule to participate in a panel discussion on the topic of "Local Focus on Sustainable Design" on Saturday March 23 from 1:15pm - 2:15pm following a Networking Lunch. This one hour session will provide an overview of current sustainability initiatives in the state of North Carolina. View full schedule.