Circularity 101 in Film, Theatre, and Fashion

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Are you interested in learning how to improve your sustainable practices through sustainable design and circularity? Join us for a dynamic discussion, presented by William F. White International Inc., as leading innovative minds explore various techniques to achieve circularity and offer practical tips that can be applied to any industry. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of sustainable design, and be inspired to implement these principles in your own sustainable practices.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
Session Language
English language session
Sustainability Communications Manager

Angelica Siegel is a freelance communications strategist, providing clients with communications expertise that combines sustainability, social impact, solutions at scale, marketing and branding. 

Angelica currently oversees green communications for Cream Productions and plays an active role in moving the film & television industry towards sustainability targets. Outside of the film industry, recent clients have included The Donner Canadian Foundation, UNICEF, and TARIS Advisors. Formerly, she was communications manager at Bruce Mau Design, a multidisciplinary brand design studio in Toronto and Los Angeles. 

Angelica has an academic background in sociology, linguistics, food systems, and circular economy practices. She holds a BA, Sociology from Queen’s University and a Master of Science in Economics & Food Sustainability from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

CEO and Creative Director

Dillea Himbara is a Rwandan - Indo - Guyanese, homo, human and mother based in Toronto, Canada. In 2021, she launched her brand SAPODILLAS, (sa·puh·di·luhs) constructing ethereal - hot gurl garments from discarded, second-hand and deadstock textiles. 

Dillea is a conscious fashion designer, dedicated to providing sweatshop-free fantasy in a way that keeps the planet front of mind. In the past 2 years SAPODILLAS has been featured in publications like Elle Canada, Wonderland UK and Bubblegum South Africa to name a few.

Owner of Ready Set Recycle

Grant is the owner of Ready Set Recycle, a web-based company where entertainment professionals, shops, shows and production houses can post all their soon-to-be discarded sets, props, costumes and materials, so they can be sold or given away and reused. Their website received over 1.4M page views in both 2020 & 21. Each year they divert over one thousand tons of materials from landfill.


Michelle Tracey is a scenographer based in Tkaronto for theater and opera. Her passion for scenography is rooted in its potential to spark imagination. She believes that collective art experience has the power to inspire people to see new ways of being. Michelle is a founding member of Triga Creative, a collective of designers committed to exploring eco-scenography and sustainable working models. Michelle is also a trained wardrobe technician and has constructed costumes for numerous professional productions.

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Architect/ Filmmaker/

Astra Burka is passionate about circular economy as a solution for making a greener film and television industry. Astra is an architect, production designer, filmmaker and Co Chair of DGC Ontario Sustainability Committee, a member of the National DGC Sustainability Committee (NCASC) and an Ontario Green Screen Ambassador. She is an advocate for supporting innovative individuals and companies who help us create solutions for our members in the industry.

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