RIT Students Save the Environment One Dress at a Time

Second annual fashion show features garments made from used materials




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Students at Rochester Institute of Technology are ready to make a fashion statement about saving the environment.

The Student Environmental Action League will host the second annual Project Runway show at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 4 in Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union on the RIT campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Students will show off their clothing designs made out of everything from pop cans to cassette tapes to candy wrappers to tires.

“This competition is a fun way to get the word out to reduce, reuse and recycle,” says club member Jennine Dorse. “The judges will be looking for materials that clearly have been used and that are most unique.”

Ten teams will compete in two categories. New this year is the seamstress category for advanced designers. Judging will be based on such criteria as creativity, style and best use of materials. First, second and third-place finishers will receive awards including a first place prize of $50. Audience members will also win prizes.

For more information, visit www.rit.edu/sg/seal