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Look Good in Green

By Olivia Leigh in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 26, 2007 8:25PM

2007_09_corn.jpgAs being "green" continues to grow in trendiness, even clothing designers are hopping on the bandwagon, offering up pieces in everything from tree fibers to our state's favorite crop, corn.

Tomorrow, the Notebaert Nature Museum plays host to Sustainable Convergence '07, a party that brings together people with sustainable subjects on the brain for socializing, networking, inspiration, and of course, some old fashioned boozing. The highlight of the party is EcoModa, an exhibit of "eco friendly fashions," featuring off-the-rack pieces, retooled accessories and one-of-a-kind designer duds made from everything from bamboo to hemp to wool dyed with organic teas.

If you're feeling crafty and earth-conscious, don your own sustainable design for a chance to win prizes in the event's DIY Fashion Contest. Register today, and you'll get in for $40 ($10 off the door price).

Check out EcoModa, part of the Foresight Design Initiative's Sustainable Convergence '07, held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Notebaert Nature Museum (2430 N. Cannon Drive). Preregister today, and get your tickets for $40 (students, $25). Tickets available at the door for cash or check only for $50.

Photo of designer Tracy Jennings' dress, made entirely of corn, by Eileen Molony.