Mason’s Gowns Are REALLY Green

Posted: May 19, 2011 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: May 18, 2011 at 8:08 pm

What's that gown made of? Only the label can say for sure.

In an effort to be sustainable, Mason’s Auxiliary Enterprises ordered graduation gowns this year that are made out of recycled plastic bottles.

That’s right. The company that makes the gowns, Oak Hall Cap and Gown, has a line of gowns they call “GreenWeaver” that is made of 100 percent, post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. According to the company, it takes about 23 bottles to make a gown. The company claims, “The result is a fabric so comfortably soft you have to feel it to believe it!”

The initiative is part of AE Green, the umbrella sustainability program for Auxiliary Enterprises.

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