Rami Kadi designated as UN Environment Programme Regional Goodwill Ambassador for sustainable fashion in West Asia
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced the appointment of renowned Lebanese designer Rami Kadi as its Regional Goodwill Ambassador for sustainable fashion in West Asia. As Regional Goodwill Ambassador, Kadi will utilize his influence to shed light on the detrimental impacts of the fashion industry on the environment and promote sustainable practices that can be adopted to build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rami Kadi’s career began at the age of 25 when he first launched his showroom and atelier in Beirut, Lebanon; since then, he has designed a total of nine collections, and began showcasing his works in 2014 during Paris Fashion Week. His Spring Summer 2020 Couture collection, Kaleidoscope – presented through the region’s first virtual fashion show – highlighted global issues such as the progressive and destructive nature of climate change, and featured the region’s first-ever couture dress made completely from recycled plastics.
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