Eco-Friendly Prom Fashion April 22, 2009
Earth Day falls smack in the middle of prom season, so it makes perfect sense that a group of teens would team up with Whole Foods to create the Project Green Prom campaign.
This April at the Whole Foods in Tribeca, New York City, we had a front-row seat at an eco-friendly prom fashion show, hosted by the organization Teens Turning Green, which created the green prom campaign. We spotted lots of awesome vintage frocks and dresses made with eco-fabrics — like organic cotton and vegan-friendly taffeta — and recycled fabrics.
One of the most popular pieces was this Nicole Miller Eco-Couture dress which was made from recycled gold and ivory jacquard fabric. You might recognize the model from the April issue of Seventeen — it’s Erin Schrode, the 17-year-old featured in a going green story for championing safe cosmetics.
Not sure what the first step should be toward greening your prom? Here are three!
- Donate a dress to a girl in need, via DonateMyDress.org.
- Join Seventeen’s Carbon Rally team and work our eco-challenges into your prom prep schedule (like carpooling on your shopping trips to the mall).
- Try an organic hair or makeup product. Here are our favorites!
Have you done anything special to green your prom?
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