reDiscover to Honor Sustainable Bag Designer at Art and Education Event

The Mar Vista-based nonprofit will honor Sandrine Cassidy Schmitt of June Fifteen reusable bags at its Sept. 20 design event supporting art and sustainability in education.

Sustainable bag maker - Sandrine Cassidy Schmitt – owner of June Fifteen reusable bags will be the guest of honor at interactive benefit entitled 'reDiscover Design 2012' to support art and sustainability in elementary schools on Thurs. Sept. 20.

The event will take place at the center in Mar Vista at 12958 W. Washington Blvd. from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Cassidy Schmitt recently returned from Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project Training Leadership Corps in San Francisco.  She started her company in 2007. All the June Fifteen bags are handcrafted in India with natural sustainable materials. The collection is primarily made of renewable jute, rattan cane and 100% cotton and the company’s suppliers have been audited for Fair-trade and hold the ISO 9001 stand of quality certificate.

Each of the bags sold and used contributes to overall waste reduction and benefits dedicated environmental organizations through June Fifteen’s donation policy and its recycling program. Stock in the US is packed by Americans with disabilities and Cassidy Schmidtt is a Ballona Creek Renaissance board member.

The Sept. 20 event at reDiscover will offer a hands-on understanding for how the nonprofit prepares its children to become the architects and designers of tomorrow. Attendees will be encourage to become tinkerers for the evening by rolling up their sleeves and joining in several Interactive art workshops inspired by reDiscover’s kids and designed the center’s director, Mary Beth Trautwein.

The Border Grill Food Truck will provide dinner at the event and all proceeds will go to reDiscover.

All ticket purchases include admission to the reDiscover design benefit and a complimentary 1-year membership to reDiscover ($25 value).

All 'Angel' donors contributing $250 or more will receive admission for two to the reDiscover Design benefit, a complimentary 1- year membership to reDiscover ($25 value) and a custom work of art by Aaron Kramer.

Sponsors include Culver City’s Trader Joe’s and Rockewager.

Click here for more information and tickets to the reDiscover Design event.


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