A graduate of the Cornell University Agriculture School with a degree in Natural Resources Management, Sarah has 15+ years of leadership experience across food, ag and textile sectors. She saw an opportunity to responsibly harness the colors in plants to meet fashion and food brands needs for cleaner color, while benefiting working lands and those who farm them. Prior to founding Stony Creek Colors, Bellos managed a textile dye house, worked and led vegetable and specialty crop farms in urban and rural settings, and worked in institutional impact investing and at the World Resources Institute. Sarah has been a recognized leader in research efforts to bring bio-based colorant production to farmers. She, and her company’s work with plant-based indigo specifically, has been the recipient of many prestigious awards including, Inc Magazine Top 100 Female Founders, Rivet 50, and the Groundbreaker Award at the Global Sustainable Fashion Awards at Milan Fashion Week 2022.