Seattle Central's Sustainable Design Panel
Recent grads and networking fiends alike should gather at Seattle Central to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in local eco-fashion as they discuss the likes of Green Eileen and upcycled goods.
WHERE: Seattle Central College's School of Apparel Design and Development; 1716 Harvard Ave on Capitol Hill
WHAT: A networking event and discussion about sustainability from a panel of fashion-forward thinkers. Ammi Borenstein, outdoor merch developer and collaborative project designer with the U.S. Military, moderates three locals from the green fashion scene as they evaluate upcycling discarded materials and reducing textile waste in an industry that's routinely replacing last season's look.
The lineup features Alchemy Goods founder Eli Reich, who's known for transforming unwanted bike tubes, banners, and seatbelts into ever-so-hip handbags and wallets. Visual artist Marita Dingus discusses working with found remnants like fabric and leather to create pieces that celebrate culture and sustainability. To round it out, Green Eileen visionary Cheryl Campbell gives you some know-how on spearheading recycled clothing programs within major fashion brands.
WHEN: Saturday, April 10 from 6 to 8:30. Tickets are $15 and available at http://sccd.ejoinme.org/ADandDinnovation2.