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Recycling in Style

Eco Fashion Show gets creative with materials destined for the landfill

The Office of Sustainability and the de Saisset museum are teaming up for the Fourth Annual Eco-Fashion and Art Show tonight. During a runway show, designers from the SCU community will show off outfits they created out of recyclable materials. A current exhibit at the de Saisset called “Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine” is also comprised of art made by students out of materials headed to the landfill. 

"This event is always a lot of fun and brings in a great crowd. We're very excited that the de Saisset's current exhibit contributes to the setting," says Sustainability Coordinator Cara K. Uy. “We have many creative and unique designs to show off—and all of them by SCU students and employees."

The event will also discuss fashion’s impact on the economy, society, and the environment including focus on the lives of factory workers and how clothing dyes can harm the environment.

“You make more than a visual statement when you put on your clothes everyday,” says Uy. “You’re also making a decision that affects the environment and a lot of lives.”

The show is Jan. 30. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the runway show starts at 7:30. 

Visit www.scu.edu/sustainability/education/ecofashion.cfm for more information. 

 

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