TEDxBoston

Gihan Amarasiriwardena

Co-Founder & President, Ministry of Supply

Gihan is co-founder and president of Ministry of Supply, an apparel brand dedicated to making clothing scientifically better through innovative design, cutting-edge manufacturing, and new materials. A graduate of MIT’s chemical engineering program and a tinkerer at heart, Gihan leads design, R&D and product development at Ministry of Supply, and brings his engineering mindset to solving common wardrobe problems. Over the past few years he has consistently put his designs to the extreme test. In 2015, he set the Guinness World Record for fastest half marathon in a suit, and in 2018 he cycled across America wearing a Ministry of Supply NASA-derived polo design. He was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2015.

 

Ministry of Supply has been named to Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies” list for 2021, and winner of their Innovation in Design Awards in 2018 and 2020.