What Will This Generation’s Legacy Be?
It 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 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 leaving.
- Fabric fiber from renewable, managed forests
- Biodegradable fabric
- Fabric is a USDA certified biobased product
- Eco-Zip™ coil zipper
- Plastic packaging with ECM BioFilms™
- Student give-back program
This 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.
The 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.
The 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
The Elements Collection™ cap and gown is offered in ten rich colors. Jostens took particular care in developing stunning colors that represent the most popular choices. Each color is specifically formulated for Jostens to provide unique sheen, color uniformity and wrinkle resistance.
The Elements Collection™ hood incorporates customer feedback to achieve quality that provides comfort while truly complementing the gown features.
- unique design elements
- stunning tailored appearance
- perfect fit
The 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. The gown is offered for Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees.
The Elements Collection™ hood strikes a unique balance of exceptional look and superior fit with many premium options included in the standard offering.
*Biodegradable fabric: 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.
*Breathability: 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)