SewStainable competition in Bedford to highlight global impact of textile waste, help immigrants

The event was the brainchild of longtime fashion designer Andy Yu, who brought on 14 celebrity judges to weigh in.

Lee Danuff

Jun 8, 2023, 9:41 PM

Updated 313 days ago

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A fashion competition in Westchester has the goal of tackling two pressing social issues at once: highlighting the global impact of textile waste and offering a helping hand to immigrants living in the county.
SewStainable is Bedford's first sustainable art show and will feature outfits made from recycled materials and discarded clothing - all designed by local students and women.
Most of them are recent immigrants enrolled at a fashion class at the Community Center of Northern Westchester, a nonprofit clothing bank that helps the underserved.
It's all happening next Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Katonah Art Museum. The event was the brainchild of longtime fashion designer Andy Yu, who brought on 14 celebrity judges to weigh in.
The winners will receive cash prizes. A week later, high fashion and eco-consciousness will come together once again for a show co-organized by 914PopUps.
It will feature the winning designs at ArtsWestchester.


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