20 Mar, 2019

EAST Miami Expands Sustainability Efforts & Partners With Istituto Marangoni To Celebrate Earth Month

Students At Istituto Marangoni Create Garments Out Of Recycled Linens 

Miami, FL (19 March, 2019) - EAST Miami has partnered with Istituto Marangoni - Miami, a leading international fashion school located in Miami’s Design District, to create a sustainable fashion installation in celebration of Earth Month. By donating recycled bed sheets, laundry bags, pillow cases, robes and toiletry kits that will be repurposed to create signature looks by the School’ students, EAST Miami together with Marangoni will shine a spotlight on eco-friendly fashion and its sustainable practices.  

Inspired by the hotel’s Hong Kong and Asian roots, EAST Miami will present the completed sustainably-powered pieces in the hotel’s lobby throughout the month of April, allowing viewing access to guests as well as the local community. The environmentally friendly celebration will continue with a cocktail reception at Domain, the hotel’s lobby café and bar, on Wednesday, April 10 from 7-9PM.
“Our partnership with Istituto Marangoni - Miami further reinforces EAST Miami and Swire Hotels’ commitment to implementing innovative and sustainable programing,” says Vice President of Swire Hotels USA and General Manager of EAST Miami, Giovanni Beretta.  “We look forward to seeing what these future leaders in the design industry create.” adds Beretta.
A forerunner in green corporate responsibility and sustainable hospitality, EAST Miami integrates environmental considerations into each project it launches, from the hotel’s paperless approach and in-room lighting automation, to the Climate Ribbon at its outdoor pool and deck area which captures trade winds from the ocean to bring a natural breeze into the property. 

“Each Marangoni institute has its own DNA and our Miami campus focuses on sustainable fashion,” says Massimo Casagrande, Director of Education. “We incorporate the concept of sustainable fashion into our curriculum by being extremely careful with material waste, avoiding the use of polyester and plastic, supporting eco-friendly materials and challenging our students to create upcycled projects.  We are grateful that EAST Miami is giving us the platform to showcase our work.”

Istituto Marangoni is the leading Italian fashion, art and design school, whose tenth location and first US outpost is located in the Design District. The prestigious school is known for its high academic standards and unparalleled education model that has helped in creating some of the biggest names in the industry and continues to shape fashion trends around the globe.

April will be the official launch of the sustainable fashion partnership, with future installations and programming anticipated throughout 2019. For additional information and to attend the sustainable fashion cocktail reception at EAST Miami on April 10th, please email RSVP@Workshopcollective.com.

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