GREEN ZONE

Save the planet without looking like a hippie

Years ago, the closest thing to environment-friendly clothing was hemp-made hoodies—though these "sweaters" were mostly for the hippie crowd. Today, explore all the new, extremely stylish earth-conscious options availabe when the Museum at F.I.T. gives a tour of their exhibit Eco-Fashion: Going Green. The exhibit features more than 100 garments, accessories, and textiles from the mid–18th century to the present and examines both positive and negative environmental practices over the past two centuries, providing historical context for today's eco-fashion movement. The garments and objects seen in this exhibition reflect at least one of six major themes: the repurposing and recycling of materials, material origins, textile dyeing and production, quality of craftsmanship, labor practices, and the treatment of animals. The show also features clothes by green designers and labels such as Stella McCartney, Ciel, Bodkin, Edun, FIN, and NOIR.
Wed., Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m., 2010
 
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