Jackie May is director, founder and editor of Twyg, a magazine focused on storytelling, content production and networking to champion kinder, fairer, inclusive and nature-friendly futures. In 2019 Jackie launched the annual Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards to celebrate designers using circular and sustainable practices. In collaboration with The Beach Co-op, Twyg runs an annual campaign to raise awareness about problem plastics. Twyg hosts a monthly clothing Swap&Mend activation event in Cape Town. Jackie launched the Africa Textile Talks in 2021 and co-founded the Refashion Lab. Refashion Lab aims to support a viable textile waste recycling system that creates jobs, reduces textile to landfill and creates awareness about circular design and conscious consumption. Previously Jackie worked in multiple big and medium-sized mainstream media organisations. She edited the South African edition of the international women’s fashion magazine, MARIE CLAIRE and was the Cape editor of the national newspaper, The Times. Jackie holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of London and currently is an MPhil student at Stellenbosch’s Centre of Sustainable Transitions, researching cotton farming.
Photo: ©Kye Vogel