Though Earth Day has come and gone, giving back to the planet never goes out of fashion. Industrious designers have been recycling and reusing to create sustainable fashion for centuries, sometimes to help the environment and sometimes to save money. With mounting ecological concerns making headlines, The Museum at FIT is figuring that their new exhibition, "Eco-Fashion: Going Green," will be a compelling draw to fashion lovers with a conscience. Chronicling both positive and negative environmental practices from the past two centuries, the exhibit jumps off with a silk brocade gown from 1760, and moves onto displaying contemporary offerings by green designers like Bodkin and Edun. Check out the galleries devoted to dye, one of the biggest polluters to displays exploring the rise of animal rights activists. We recommend bringing a notebook. There's lots of stuff to keep on tab for developing your own fashion habits.
Eco-Fashion: Going Green; May 25-November 13, 2010
The Museum at FIT; 7th Avenue (at 27th Street); 212-217-4558
Tuesday-Friday: 12-8 p.m.; Saturday:10a.m.-5p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is free.