Georgia Tech and Bauder College Collaborate to Present Eco Fashion Show

Throwaway Runway Showcases Repurposed and Recycled Clothing

Georgia
Tech may be the last place you would expect to discover the intersection of
fashion and sustainability, but the unusual collaboration will take place on
campus as part of Think Green Week.  For
the first time ever, Georgia Tech is partnering with Bauder College of Fashion
to present a sustainable fashion show featuring vintage, repurposed and couture
designs.

The
unique fashion event, Throwaway Runway, will take place on Thursday, April 21,
from 11 a.m. – noon at the Georgia Tech Student Center.  

Student,
faculty and staff models from Georgia Tech have been paired with Bauder College
stylists and designers who will be transforming gently used clothing into
fashionable designs. In addition, the finale of the event will showcase couture
designs created from recyclable materials.

Bauder students, under the direction of graduate Whitney
Douglas, head stylist for the show, have created 18 different looks for the
Vintage Collection. Garments for this collection were
obtained from the Salvation Army, Junior League and Value Village. In addition,
Bauder students have created twelve designs from existing clothing for the
Repurposed Collection.

The grand finale of the show, the Couture
Collection, will feature eight original garments designed by Bauder graduates
and current students out of recycled materials including upholstery fabric,
muslin and magazines.

The goal of Georgia
Tech's Think Green Week and Earth Day Celebration is to focus attention on the
environment and increase society’s awareness of the world around them. With an
annual participation of more than 3,000 people, the event represents one of the
largest Earth Day celebrations in the Southeast. The event is free and open to
the public, and features 70 exhibitors, eco-friendly giveaways, recycling
opportunities, a clothing swap, an office supply exchange, live music and
organic popcorn. For more information, see http://www.earthday.gatech.edu/links.html.

Contact: 

Lisa Grovenstein, 404-894-8835