Sustainable Fashion: Art as a Path to Creating Change

Two photos of two sustainable fashion pieces.

Ahead of Earth Day, Cuban costume designer Celia Ledón will discuss her work creating sustainable fashion using recycled materials with Manuel Carmona Yebra, Counsellor for Environment and Oceans at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. The European Union recently launched a new strategy to make textiles more durable, repairable, reusable, and recyclable, in order to tackle fast fashion, textile waste, and the destruction of unsold textiles, ensuring their production takes place in full respect of social rights.  

The evening will include conversation, videos, and a live demonstration of her technique. This event is free but requires pre-registration at the link on the right.

Moderator:

  • Alicia Adams, Kennedy Center Vice President for International Programming

Speakers:

  • Costume designer Celia Ledón (Cuba)
  • Manuel Carmona Yebra, Counsellor for Environment and Oceans at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States

From 7:30-9 PM, Celia will give a live demonstration of her technique creating sustainable fashion using recycled materials — from soda can pop-tops and electrical wiring to plastic tubing and trash bags.

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06:30 pm - 07:30 pm
Reach Plaza, The Kennedy Center