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Eco-Friendly Fashion: How to Make Your Wardrobe More Sustainable

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

What you wear makes a statement – are you interested in making your statement more environmentally-friendly?

Fast fashion is a massive contributor to rising temperatures and climate change. How can we be more careful about what clothing brands we buy from and ensure what we are wearing is ethically and sustainably made? That’s where RevelEleven and our sustainable fashion panel comes in! We have asked pros in the sustainable fashion industry to explain why what we wear and how it’s made is important and how you can make a difference. We will hear from Afshan Abbas, CEO of Fuchsia Shoes, and sustainable stylist Rebecca Luke. Candace Cantaloupe from the Seattle Fashion Academy will moderate the panel.

Learn more about the speakers and moderator:

About Afshan Abbas: Co-Founder & CEO, Fuchsia Shoes

After many years of working in Seattle for tech companies, including Microsoft, Afshan decided to leap social entrepreneurship. In 2016, she founded Fuchsia Shoes, a sustainable footwear brand offering artisanal handicrafts from South Asia to a global audience. Afshan has made shopping for shoes an experiential journey, taking 15000 customers of Fuchsia Shoes into the lives of the artisans who make them. She is a graduate of the University of Washington with an MS in Information Management.

About Rebecca Luke: Stylist and Founder of ASAP (As Sustainable as Possible)

As an expert in style, Rebecca Luke’s skill-set runs the gamut from production to creative services, along with styling, costume design, choreography and visual display. For more than 20 years, she’s been a champion of environmental, social and ethical leadership and vision. She has an extensive background in costume design and styling for film, TV and Fashion, working with stars such as Johnny Depp and Toni Collette. Rebecca co-founded the Sustainable Style Foundation, a nonprofit that educates, supports and inspires people to make more sustainable personal lifestyle choices. She also founded As Sustainable As Possible (ASAP), an organization helping create a culture of sustainable and ethical life choices.

Moderator:

About Candace Cantaloupe: Seattle Fashion Academy

Candace Cantaloupe has been creating clothes ever since she discovered the family sewing machine. She taught herself to sew through countless projects and started a business selling handmade accessories and apparel. She enrolled in the New York Fashion Academy to learn the skills like pattern making and high-end sewing techniques needed to create a quality garment from vision to conception. After finishing the program and earning a Certificate of Mastery in Fashion Design and Construction, Candace began teaching classes at Seattle Fashion Academy, then moved into an assistant director role. She’s now been at the academy for over a decade.

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