Sarah Bellos

CEO & Founder

Stony Creek Colors


Stony Creek Colors

Nominated by Carlos Gutierrez

Bio

Sarah Bellos, CEO and Founder of Stony Creek Colors, has been working with indigo and natural dyes since 2006, having previously managed a textile dye house offering garment and piece dyeing with plant based color. A graduate of the Cornell University Agriculture School with a degree in Natural Resources Management, she has managed small farms and worked across the food and agriculture sector.  Sarah developed Stony Creek Colors to build a new future for natural color harnessing advancements in sustainable agriculture, crop development, and chemical and process engineering. Sarah has been a recognized leader in research efforts to bring bio-based colorant production to farmers in the Southeastern U.S. In 2015, Bellos was awarded the Young Entrepreneur Award by the AATCC, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals. Stony Creek was a Martha Stewart American Made Awardee in 2016 and the Tennessee feature for Fast Company Magazine’s United States of Innovation in 2017. Sarah was named an Inc Magazine Top 100 Female Founder in 2018.