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Celebrate 'Earth Month' In A Rebecca Taylor Dress Made Of Recycled Bottles

April 3, 2012 by Justine Schwartz
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If you sometimes forget to recycle or occasionally indulge in a 20 minute hot shower, April is the month to redeem yourself of your eco sins. “Earth Month,” as it is lovingly known, is a time to adopt more earth-friendly habits — even if that just means buying 1 re-usable grocery tote (there are so many chic ones!) or some other piece of sustainable fashion. Rebecca Taylor is the latest designer to “go green,” with a collection of dresses made from recycled fibers, like PET bottles, that hits this month.

The limited edition 5-piece capsule collection is not just eco-friendly. Rebecca Taylor said in a statement:

We wanted to create ethereal yet bold designs that are easy to wear with a conscience

The pieces, which range from an asymmetric dress to skinny pants, are priced $135-$250 and will hit RT boutiques and select department stores in April.

SEE THE COMPLETE COLLECTION NOW

And for the eco-junkie, here’s how it work:

The recycling process turns PET bottles into quality fibers with 89% reduction in water and 67% reduction in oxygen. This also significantly reduces the amount of chemicals used, and produces a low percentage of CO2 emitted, according to the release.

 For more earth-friendly finds, shop our guides to the best vegan bags, paraben-free beauty and eco-friendly shoes.

Author:

Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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