Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Nathalie Farman-Farma

Founder, Decors Barbares


Nathalie Farman-Farma is a 1990 Brown graduate. She has masters in Classics from Columbia University and a DEA in history from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. After working in cultural journalism at The New Yorker and Charlie Rose, she moved to London with her family and started a textile company and design studio called Decors Barbares that specializes in ethnographic fabrics. She is board member of the Palo Alto based Flora Family Foundation and spearheaded its Climate Protection Program in 2005. Since then she has been actively involved in philanthropy around climate issues.