Video feature: Greening Princeton

July 8, 2010 noon
thesis dress

The “Greening Princeton” video profiles a sustainable fashion design contest run by and for students. This dress, called "Quintessentially Princeton," was produced using items Princeton students are all too familiar with: senior thesis drafts for the skirt and reused caffeinated beverage containers, boxes and sleeves for the bodice.

Jack Hutton, a member of the class of 2013, documented the "Greening Fashion" show that allowed students to explore their creative side through fashion and sustainability this past spring.

Undergraduate students organized the competition in which student designers entered pieces made of objects that were reused or can be deemed sustainable. It was sponsored by Greening Princeton and Students United for a Responsible Global Environment in an effort to raise awareness of eco-fashion and to stimulate the creative use of used fabric, clothing and materials.

The contest was open to all students, and the show was presented in conjunction with Late Thursdays at the Princeton University Art Museum.