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Posted Monday, April 29th, 2019

Madison’s Own Daniel Silverstein is a Zero Waste Pioneer in the Fashion Industry

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On May 2, 2019, METC invites you to an evening with Zero Waste Daniel. Founder, Daniel Silverstein is a NY fashion designer and a zero waste pioneer who first captured the attention of America on Season 2 of NBC’s reality completion, Fashion Star, in 2013.

Since then, his story and mission have gone viral with over 20 million views on Buzzfeed, Now This, and Insider. Daniel’s innovative zero-waste designs have been seen on many celebrities on the red carpet such as Kristen Bell and Jennifer Hudson to name just a few.  A graduate of Madison High School and FIT, Daniel’s energy and enthusiasm for fashion and sustainability is evident in everything he does.

The mission of Zero Waste Daniel “is to tackle and change industry norms by reimagining design and creation without waste.” Each of his genderless pieces transforms scraps to fashion and diverts one pound of textile waste from the fashion industry from the landfill.

Daniel will be sharing more about his brand and his process at METC on May 2 at 6 p.m. Guests will also have the opportunity to shop some ZWD merchandise with a part of the proceeds benefiting METC.  Light fare and wine will be served.

Tickets are $40 for METC members and $50 for nonmembers and are available for purchase at

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts in Madison

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts in Madison

About Museum of Early Trades and Crafts

Explore American history with a focus on the life and stories of 18th- and 19th- century craftsmen and artisans. Drawing on its rich collection, METC is connecting the lives of people and their stories, while providing a bridge from the past to the future. Housed in a stunning Richardsonian Romanesque Revival building donated by D. Willis James to the people of Madison in 1900, METC offers something for visitors of all ages. Regular METC admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, students & children 6 and older, and free for members and children under 6. Family maximum admission is $15.  METC is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p,m, and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Closed Monday & Major Holidays.