Sustainable Fashion, Waste, and Black Consumerism:An Interactive Experience

Let's dive into the world of sustainable fashion, waste management, and Black consumerism together in a fun and interactive way!


Sustainable Fashion, Waste, and Black Consumerism: An Interactive Experience is a thoughtfully curated event that seamlessly weaves together crucial discussions on sustainable fashion, fashion waste, and the significant impact of Black consumerism in the fashion industry. Building on the success of the October 2023 Sustainable Fashion and Waste panel at Eaton House, this event promises to be an engaging, interactive, and educational experience for attendees.



6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Opening Cocktail Hour - April 19th

A time to toast and enjoy delicious small bites! Kicking off the inaugural weekend experience, come to enjoy a curated experience of fashion and sustainability.

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Psychology, Marketing, and Influence of the Black Dollar in Fashion Panel

Host- Crystal Mayanja

Following the opening cocktail hour on April 19th, well-known dynamic and engaging panelists will discuss the psychological, marketing, and influential aspects of the Black Dollar in the fashion worl...

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Youth in Fashion Presentation - Red Sprinkle - April 20th

Red Sprinkle @redsprinkle

Hart Middle School students will showcase their upcycled clothing made in an enrichment program created by Red Sprinkle, which offers free programming for youth interested in the fashion and entertai...

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Furniture Refurbishment Demostration - April 20th

Raina Smallwood @adornvintagefurniture

Sustainability is a lifestyle. Adorn Vintage Furniture owner, Raina Smallwood will take attendees through her process of refurbishing furniture; breathing new life into pieces that were once unused o...

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pop-Up Shopping - April 20th

Various Vendors

Come shop with fabulous, sustainable, and Black-owned businesses: @shopmeyvn - Meyvn by A Curated Simplicity • • @ndjewelrystudio - Nina Debrework Jewelry - Custom Permanent Jewelry Creation • • ...

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Sustainable Fashion and Waste Panel - April 20th

Host - Crystal Mayanja

The discussion on sustainable fashion and waste reduction continues with veterans of the luxury fashion, jewelry, and furniture industries. Listen as these well-known, dynamic panelists talk about pr...

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Sustainable Fashion Icon Guest Speaker: Bridgett Artise - April 21st

Crystal Mayanja and Bridgett Artise

Sustainable Fashion Icon, Author and Designer, Bridgett Artise is the Founder of Swap Across America and Sustainable Fashion Week US, and the owner of the first sustainable fashion retail store in th...

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Upcycling Workshop- Custom Denim and Flannel with Akio Evans - April 21st

Akio Evans @akioevans

Renowned Fine Art Shoe Muralist + Creative Director, Akio Evans will lead a workshop of 12 lucky attendees (RSVP REQUIRED) to create One-Of-A-Kind denim or flannel featuring DC icons such as Duke Ell...

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pop-Up Shopping - April 21st

Various Vendors

Come shop with fabulous, sustainable, and Black-owned businesses pop-up shops: @shopmeyvn - Meyvn by A Curated Simplicity • • @cueaccents - Jewelry • • @houseofbavbkstyle - Designer Clothing ...

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Jewelry Recycling and Repurposing Consultations - April 21st

Deb Asrate @ndjewelrystudio

Not sure what to do with that old, gold necklace? Want to swap one gem for another in those earrings? Let Deb Asrate tell you how to recycle and repurpose your fine jewelry! • RSVP REQUIRED for 20-3...