Soreyda Benedit Begley is a fashion designer, a radio host, community organizer and activist originally from Honduras, now based in Lexington, Kentucky. She is the co-founder of the Lexington Fashion Collaborative and has served on a number of boards for local and state organizations. Because of her experience working in sweatshops as a teenager in her native country, Soreyda is an advocate for fair trade, women’s rights and sustainable development. She is known for using unconventional recycled materials in her work, including paper, plastic bags and even tree bark. Soreyda has won many awards for her fashion design work and has been featured in national and international fashion and art publications, as well as in theater, film and gallery productions.
Soreyda designs and makes wardrobe for stage performers, weddings, prom, pageant, Quinceañera and any special occasions. She is the Program Director for the Ingenia Club, an instructor at the Les McCann School for the Arts in Lexington KY and several other local and regional art organizations.