Emma Watson Has Adopted a New Cause
Between her inspiring work as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and her busy acting schedule ("Beauty and the Beast" included), Emma Watson has found the time to nurture a new cause, and it relates to fashion.
The actress, who has made Vanity Fair's International Best-Dressed List for the past few consecutive years, has embarked on her own fashion challenge during the current press tour for Alejandro Amenábar’s Regression. Her goal: encouraging a green carpet, rather than red, full of stylish ensembles from designers who do not use fur or chemicals that could harm the environment.
Inspired by Andrew Morgan’s recent documentary, "The True Cost," which explores the disturbing underbelly of "fast fashion," Watson began the challenge with the following message posted on Instagram: "Inspired to consider the whole process of creating a fashion look, we are thinking about all the people, pieces and moving parts! This rack includes designers that are considering local craft and production, artisan skills, the environment, sustainability and the longevity of fashion!"
Regram @sarahslutsky Kicking off Regression! We ❤️ our rail! Inspired to consider the whole process of creating a fashion look, we are thinking about all the people, pieces and moving parts! This rack includes designers that are considering local craft and production, artisan skills, the environment, sustainability and the longevity of fashion!
The actress has also highlighted some of her recent eco-friendly styles on Instagram.
Regram @sarahslutsky First day of Regression press off to an incredible start. Obsessed with this @ralphlauren look made only better by the company's long standing commitment to not use fur products. Jewels by @cartier who is committed to responsible and sustainable business principles and practices in both the supply chain and their own business. Shoes by @paulandrew are all handmade in Italy by artisans who have been making shoes for decades-- some for generations And of course hair by the lovely @visapyyapy and makeup by brilliant @charlottehayward
Regram @sarahslutsky Day 2 kicked off with this @WesGordon dress! Love the print which was created in collaboration with London based artist and then produced in New York and Italy! @AlexanderWhite shoes are crafted by hand by artisans in Italy. Alex does not use fur and refuses to use chemical agents that could harm the environment! @Wwake jewelry uses recycled gold whenever possible, and our diamonds are either destruction-free antiques OR conflict-free stones and has developed an in-house studio practice with proper ventilation systems to protect employees health! #PayItForward
In a review of "The True Cost" this May, the New York Times recounts the horrors that the documentary uncovers in the fast-fashion industry including "zealous pesticide use," underpaid factory workers who are abused to meet America's affordable demands, and clogged landfills. The review ends as follows: "The True Cost stirs and saddens. Not least because it's unlikely to reach the young consumers most in need of its revelations."
Hearteningly, Watson wants to use her celebrity to reach that exact demographic.
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