Eco-Fashion Exhibit

An eco-fashion exhibit is currently being shown at New York’s FIT.

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New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Museum is currently showing an exhibit titled, Eco-Fashion: Going Green, which displays the relationship fashion has had with the environment throughout the ages. Featuring more than 100 garments, textiles, and accessories dating from mid-18th century to present day, the items have been organized thematically into six different categories: the repurposing and recycling of materials, material origins, textile dyeing and production, quality of craftsmanship, labor practices, and the treatment of animals. In regards to animal-use and fashion, the exhibit looks at the long debate over the use of fur, feathers, and animal skins, and acknowledges that an increasing number of designers are moving toward vegan-friendly designs. The exhibit will run until November 13.

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