What Will Your Legacy Be?
is our obligation to leave this world better than we found it. This
drives us to think differently and change our ways. Although the
decisions are not always easy and the right choices are often not clear,
we strive to do our best.
We invite you to join Jostens and Skidmore on a
journey to greater environmental responsibility. By choosing the
Elements Collection™ regalia, you will be making an important difference
for your school and the larger community. Now, that’s the legacy worth
unique regalia carries a strong environmental story while preserving
the elegance and tradition of graduation. The fabric used in the
Elements Collection™ cap, gown, and hood shell is scientifically proven
to completely biodegrade
and is a USDA certified biobased product. It contains 57% biobased
content by weight, which significantly exceeds the certification minimum
of 25%. To learn more about the USDA BioPreferredSM program, visit www.biopreferred.gov.
Elements Collection™ supports sustainable sourcing practices. The wood
pulp used to manufacture the Elements Collection™ fabric is sourced
exclusively from renewable managed forests and the gown zipper tape and
teeth are made from 100% recycled PET.
In addition, the Elements Collection™ plastic packaging contains ECM
BioFilms™, a material designed to facilitate the decomposition process.
Visit www.ecmbiofilms.com for more information.
purchase of the gown offers graduates an opportunity to give back to
the environment by responding to Jostens. For every response received,
Jostens donates $1 to an environmental sustainability project. As of
December 2011, Jostens has donated $10,000 to the Nature Conservancy.
Learn more about the Elements Collection™ Student Give-Back Program.
- rich color
- excellent drape
- superior comfort
- softness and breathability
Elements Collection™ hood incorporates customer feedback to achieve
quality that provides comfort while truly complementing the gown
- unique design elements
- stunning tailored appearance
- perfect fit
Elements Collection™ gown design is a perfect combination of
traditional classic style and modern elegance. It features unique pleats complemented with simple front panel design.
Elements Collection™ hood strikes a unique balance of exceptional look
and superior fit with many premium options included in the standard
In a laboratory test conducted by an independent testing facility in
accordance with ISO 15985 and ASTM D5511, complete biodegradation was
achieved within 15 days on shredded samples of fabric used in the
Elements Collection™ cap, gown and hood shell. Accelerated testing was
conducted under anaerobic conditions pursuant to the standards set forth
above. Results in municipal solid waste landfills will vary depending
on sample size and environmental conditions including temperature,
biological activity and exposure to moisture and oxygen.
The Comfort Study conducted by The Environmental Research Institute at
Kansas State University concluded that compared to polyester garment
linings, acetate linings are perceived as considerably more comfortable.
To download the complete study, visit www.acetateworld.com.
*Pleats: Patent pending.
*PET (polyethylene terephthalate)
Sorry, Cap and Gown ordering is no longer available.
For more information on 2013 Commencement, please click here.