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Total Macy’s, Inc. Solar Electricity Production on 09/22/2017

SOLAR PRODUCTION171.6MWh OF CLEAN ENERGY
44,245 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 133.0 TONS OF CARBON OFFSET
34,290 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO $18,360 DOLLARS SAVED
$4,734,194 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 288,273 MILES NOT DRIVEN
74,331,275 YTD

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7/3/2014

Macy’s Brings Fashion to Trash with Inaugural TRASHion Show

POSTED UNDER Go Green Employee Resource Groups

Macy’s Merchandising Group wrapped up our month of Earth appreciation in a very sustainable “fashion” - with our first ever TRASHion Show.

Private Brand associates had the chance to create runway looks out of otherwise disposed items, such as post-consumer waste, and compete for these highly sought after and coveted titles:

  • Most Fashionable
  • Most Creative
  • Most Sustainable
  • People's Choice, operated via text–to-vote system

Guidelines for entries included:

  • Teams of up to five
  • Teams need to have a peer model
  • Work must be done on premises during work hours
  • Only 25 percent of the garment can be made of MMG fabric salvage scraps
  • All materials must be post-consumer (previously used)

The rest was up to the “designers.” Teams were provided with non-toxic glue and a sewing kit, then sent off to let their imaginations run wild. Eight teams participated for a total of eight looks, and MMG models walked the runway in front of their peers and three distinguished judges:

  • Vice President of Ready-to-Wear Design Research & Development
  • Vice President of Center Core Design Research & Development
  • Assistant Designer for Alfani Men's

The winners received award certificates printed on recycled paper and stored in recycled paper certificate holders, a copy of "Clean Eats NYC" and an all organic catered luncheon with MMG President Leonard Marcus.

Organic and sustainable living was implemented into every detail. Guests enjoyed organic popcorn served in recycled paper bags, there was a choice of flavored waters using all organic fruits and vegetables and there was a door raffle gift bag of sustainable goods valued at over 60 dollars.

In an interesting twist, one of the wedding dress looks featured in the show will actually walk down the aisle on a blushing, earth conscious bride renewing her wedding vows. One man’s trash can become a woman’s most valuable dress. What could be more sustainable than that?