Earth Meets Fashion in NYC

In celebration of this year's Earth Day, Tricycle was invited to design and model a dress made out of our SIM from Tricycle® paper carpet samples at an eco-savvy fashion show in New York. Project Earth Day, put together by the Emerging Green Builders (EGB) of New York City, featured the latest in sustainable apparel and textile designs by up and coming designers.

"EGBNY members are y
oung, creative professionals in the building, architecture and interior design fields," Molly Garretson, EGBNY member and the fashion show liaison, told Inhabitat.com. "We wanted to throw an event that would not only be fun, but would bring together similar creative, eco-conscious people in another yet related area of design."

The event kicked off with a student competition;
first place went to Parsons student Xay Xiong, who was presented with an award by Tandus. Then, just before the professionals' show
which featured eco-friendly products from designers including Bahar Shahpar, Nature Vs. Future and Covet—our SIM dress took to the runway.

Is Tricycle's Anj McClain the first LEED Accredited Professional to model a paper dress in a New York Fashion Show? We feel fairly confident in saying "Yes!"

Click here to watch the official podcast from the show, which features Tricycle in the final seconds. The SIM dress, made of paper samples of carpets from Tandus brands Monterey, C&A and Crossley, was conceived and created by Kristen Bragdon... who was most recently lauded as the designer of Mannington Commercial's Arpeggio Collection.

Special thanks to Molly Garretson of
Gensler for inviting us to participate!

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