Laurie is a designer who built a nationally recognised fashion label. This saw her successfully following sustainable business practices, where fashion could go hand in hand with caring for the environment, and has been a model that has been followed by others in the industry. She views the city as a whole, and is most proud of the uniqueness that Wellington holds. She continues her journey in sustainability as the Wellington Coordinator for the Sustainable Business Network, its vision to see New Zealand be a “model sustainable nation”. As part of that vision, Laurie would love to claim Wellington as the “coolest little sustainable capital in the world”.