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Green Is The New Black

Agatha Lee | Agy Textile Artist

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Upcycling is the new Art

For her ongoing work reducing textile waste through upcycling and art, telling stories to inspire action.
Agy previously worked as a policymaker at the National Environmental Agency, Singapore for over 10 years before founding Green Issues by Agy and starting her journey in promoting sustainable fashion in Singapore. Being a passionate environmental scientist and textile artist, she creates environmentally aware communities and brings together influencers who are committed to making positive change.
As one of the pioneers in the sustainable fashion movement in Singapore, Agy also set up Fashion Revolution Singapore in 2014 and co-founded Connected Threads Asia in 2015. Agy’s current focus is getting people reconnected with their clothes through her textile art, upcycling and repair, and realising how empowering these skills are.

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Stephanie is the founder of Green Is The New Black. She is a marketer, event organiser and avid connector of conscious individuals and brands. She loves bringing people together to connect, find inspiration, gain knowledge and be able to take action to create a better life. Previously she spent four years working for an international events agency, planning luxury events and fashion weeks around the region. As a third culture kid, she’s fascinated by other people and is always seeking new experiences.