SOLAR PRODUCTION117.9MWh OF CLEAN ENERGY
EQUIVALENT TO 91.4 TONS OF CARBON OFFSET
EQUIVALENT TO $12,620 DOLLARS SAVED
EQUIVALENT TO 198,140 MILES NOT DRIVEN
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:
Guidelines for entries included:
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:
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?
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