Hilary Jochmans is the Founder of PoliticallyInFashion, a community for all those in fashion – designers, manufacturers, artisans, retailers, models, lawyers, reporters, consumers – to learn about legislative and regulatory issues of key importance to the industry. The mission is to educate individuals on public policy; and empower them with this knowledge; to then engage with elected representatives on how these issues impact companies and consumers. Recent initiatives from PoliticallyInFashion include spearheading advocacy for the creation of a Fashion Czar in the US and a Call to Action for the Federal Trade Commission to update the Green Guides, a federal regulation designed to assist businesses in making lawful environmental marketing claims and the public in understanding and appreciating these statements. These endeavors have been featured in WWD, Marie Claire, British Vogue and Fashionista, among others.
Hilary is also the of Founder of Jochmans Consulting LLC, a boutique government affairs practice. Previously, she was the Director of the New York State Governor’s Office in Washington DC where she served as the Governor’s chief liaison with Congressional leadership and the Administration. Hilary also spent a dozen years on Capitol Hill as senior staff in both the House and Senate. Hilary holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School. She is the co-chair of the New York City Bar Fashion Law Committee; a Member Advisor of the American Influencer Council; an Advisory Board Member of the Model Alliance; and is a frequent speaker on panels concerning fashion and politics.