Eco-friendly designer Isabel Varela will host a three-day exhibit, “Clothes Minded,” on the malpractices of the fashion industry: mistreatment of employees, the probability of psychological damage, the insurmountable waste that occurs and more. This exhibit also features artist and National Geographic explorer Asher Jay’s installation that will expand on a concept that Jay has been working on since 2012 called “Message in a Bottle” which is on permanent display at National Geographic Encounter Times Square.
Clothes Minded will be open from October 10 - October 13 at the
Caelum Gallery (526 W 26th St #315 New York, NY 10001
Follow Isabel’s unique journey into an eco-friendly industry on Instagram @iamisabelvarela, and join the conversation by using the hashtag #ClothesMinded. This movement, like any other, starts with the people speaking up for what they believe in. Help us make noise!
“This event isn’t just for me to share my story with you. It’s for me to inspire you to take my story home with you and think. Think about all of the simple yet world-changing ways you can contribute to the #ClothesMinded movement.” - Isabel Varela.
"Believing that individual action leads to collective amplification, Message in the Bottle twofold objective is to reduce ocean waste and transform consumer impact. The collaborative diverse nature of this project intends to create a revolution of change on a singular motif, the plastic bottle. In the pieces showcased in Clothes Minded, waste will be explored within the textile and consumer context." - Asher Jay
Collaboration With Asher Jay
“I knew instantly that Asher Jay was a genuine soul with so many talents!” says Isabel on why she collaborated with Asher Jay. I was inspired by her love for wildlife conservation and her passion seen through all of her art that connects so many people on a global scale and to drive action for the better good of humanity and the environment. Her story of leaving 7th Avenue to pursue her destiny intertwines with my mission of bringing more awareness to the healthier side of fashion. " - Isabel Varela
"I first encountered Isabel’s work on a viral video on social media and was inspired by her conviction and passion for upcycling, reducing and repurposing waste. I reached out to her and her willingness to meet for an in-person dialogue about our mutual interests in art, fashion, and environmental sustainability, led to the spontaneous collaboration in “Clothes Minded.” I always say the best things in life have spontaneously and effortlessly, Clothes Minded became an obvious nexus for both our worlds, as it provided us each with an opportunity to express what mattered most to us, and it gave me the chance to come full circle and into the fold of the Fashion Industry again."-Asher Jay
Come discover your positive impact by putting your dollar where it counts! Inquire at check-in about how you can participate in the experience of putting your money where your mind is.
Donation proceeds will help to fund this not-for-profit event and to continue to hold educational workshops and events along with Asher Jay's Make Your Own Bottle
October 10, 2018 | 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Media and Press
October 10, 2018 | 6PM to 10PM
Clothes Minded Gala
Presentation by Isabel Varela, Asher Jay and Special Guest
*Lite bites and drinks will be served*
October 11 | 10AM TO 6PM
Open To Public
October 12 | 10AM TO 6PM
Open To Public
Learn more about the New York Fair Trade Coalition!
October 13 | 1:00 to 3:00PM
Join us on this closing day to immerse into deeper conversations, actions and solutions about the fashion industry, environment, and our world with Isabel Varela, Asher Jay, and special guest.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Everyone is welcome!
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can contact the host at aW5mbyB8IGl6YXZlbHZhcmVsYSAhIGNvbQ==