Gretta Monahan Talks Recycled Plastics at New York Fashion Week


At September’s New York Fashion Week, Plastics Make it Possible® teamed up with popular “stylist to the stars” Gretta Monahan to highlight the growing role of recycled plastics in the fashion industry’s burgeoning eco-chic movement.

Perhaps best known as one of Rachel Ray’s “buddies” and Tim Gunn’s “fashion accomplice,” Monahan used her star power to underscore the rapid rise in the use of recycled plastics in fashion, as well as to encourage consumers and designers alike to join the trend. Following Fashion Week, Monahan appeared on numerous TV shows and educated fashion reporters from major media outlets about the importance of recycling and the broad use of plastics in fashion.

Monahan has played an influential role in the fashion industry for nearly a decade, traveling to Milan, Paris, and New York each season to hand pick the most coveted garments and accessories for her celebrity clients and clothing boutiques. She now is inspiring fashion designers and shoppers to give new life to used plastics—demonstrating that style and sustainability can go hand in hand.

Stay tuned: Monahan will showcase sustainable fashions from New York Fashion Week in an exclusive video series set to debut on the Plastics Make it Possible® website in early October.

Recycled Plastics in Fashion Goes Mainstream

Once reserved for wintry fleece and other outdoorsy garments, fabrics made with recycled plastics now are used to make a wide variety of clothing and accessories. Thanks to advances inrecycling technology, plastic containers can be converted into light, airy textiles that are perfect for fashionable dresses, blouses, shirts, and skirts. From Gucci to H&M, some of the biggest names in fashion—and their stylish customers—have embraced recycled plastics as the new go-to materials for on-trend clothing and accessories.

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