daniel silverstein is a new york based clothing designer and zero waste pioneer.
in 2017 his story and brand went viral with more than 20 million views worldwide on features in NOW THIS and INSIDER sharing his mission to end waste in the fashion industry one scrap at a time.
daniel first gained the attention of both buyers and shoppers across america on season 2 of the nbc reality competition, FASHION STAR, in 2013.
from there, celebrities including jennifer hudson, kristen bell and amber valletta were seen at red carpet events and on magazine covers across the united states and england in his couture zero waste designs.
in 2016, daniel embarked on a new journey with the creation of zero waste daniel, a line of genderless basics fabricated completely from pre-consumer waste from new york’s garment industry in a transparent brooklyn storefront factory where each produced piece diverts roughly one pound of textile waste from landfill.
now in its 3rd year, zero waste daniel has transformed literal tons of scrap material into a growing business. he aims to continue to grow the business and bring this philosophy to other collaborators to make waste a thing of the past.
“i can’t need to make work that hurts people, or oppresses people, that makes someone hate their body or their face, or that polluted someones water. i’m willing to work with what we’ve got, i don’t care how long it takes, i care that you look good. i care that its made here, that it’s made fair.”